Our work reinterprets certain aspects of the original in terms of utilising a heavy material in concrete with an emphasis on narrow openings and thickened walls and then takes the load bearing of the original house and inverts this with load s now seemingly having been reduced to a fine line between these heavy elements This was an important distinction for us between the old and new and pushing the concept of what the material could achieve as opposed to a traditional approach. The openings are placed so as to take advantage from both immediate and borrowed landscape
The project is not primarily focused on the connection to external spaces but looks inward with interconnections of cloistered spaces and selected framed openings A fundamental goal was to create a family home that recognised the varying needs of the occupiers, spaces for children and adults with a flexibility for both retreat and engagement.
A fundamental goal was to create a family home that recognised the various needs of the occupiers, spaces for children and adults with a flexibility for both retreat and engagement. The brief evolved as part of the architectural process.