Meta-Morphology

Meta-Morphology

Architect
Sandbox Studio
Location
Duffy Australian Capital Territory, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Private Houses
Anne Stroud

Meta-Morphology

Sandbox Studio as Architects

When change occurs in a physical form, structure, or character, we call it metamorphosis. When it happens to an existing Canberra home in a quiet, leafy street of Duffy, we call it Meta-Morphology.

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

A double-height void is the focal point of this contemporary family home in Duffy, Canberra. The owner's love of colour creates delight within.

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

Incorporation of the new with the existing

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

The clients wanted to get a better living area and a master suite area. It ended up including the kitchen.

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

The roof was designed to connect to existing rainwater collection. Double glazed windows. Not only was the new extension fully insulated but insulation was also upgraded in the existing house.

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

Working around the existing structure and minimizing the impact on it. The proposed new form was governed by the location of the existing structure i.e. existing walls and roofline. This organically led to the conception of double-height void in the extension so as to minimize cutting into the roof of the original structure.

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

Team:
Architect: Sandbox Studio®
Builder: Taylor & Knowles
Photographer: Anne Stroud

photo_credit Anne Stroud
Anne Stroud

Materials used:
1) Standing Seam Metal Cladding
2) Western Red Cedar
3) PVC Windows
4) Barestone

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