In an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia,the owners had a beautiful solid brick Federation Bungalow with an unfortunate and dark 1990’s rear extension that had no connection to its west-facing backyard.
In removing the old extension and siting the new contemporary addition on the south boundary, new light filled north-facing kitchen, dining and living areas were created with a more useful and pleasant side yard.
The floor levels of this new extension closely follow those of the site to enable an easy access and relationship with the new yard. This also creates different floor to ceiling heights under a single ceiling level to create distinct yet interconnected spaces. The timber battens to the ceiling above the Dining space further distinguishes it from the adjacent Kitchen and Living spaces whilst still being connected to them.
All living spaces for the extension have a northerly aspect to maximise possibility for winter solar gain. A custom designed sunshade to the new long north elevation provides protection from harsh summer sun yet still allows maximum warming winter sun to permeate through and under to penetrate deep into the interior.The concrete floor finish to the living area provides a thermal mass adjacent the north facing windows to maximise benefits of this winter sun.
The extension was conceived as a single volume of efficient construction. It has a simple flat roof with interconnected spaces differentiated by changes in floor level that follow the gently sloping site.
Material Used :
1. Caroma - Bathroom sanitaryware + tapware
2. Industrial Expression - Bath fittings – Victory Range - Index + Co
3. Aneeta – Sashless openable windows
4. Bosch – Kitchen Appliances
5. VicAsh – Timber Flooring
6. Blackbutt Timber – External Vertical Timber Cladding & Vertical Battens
7. VicAsh Timber – Window & Door Frames