A beautifully crafted extension to a Californian Bungalow for a builder and his family. A robust yet light single-storey pavilion with exposed timber rafters, timber windows and brick walls forms the open plan living and meals area, whilst its stucco rendered brother houses bedroom, bathroom and two offices.
What is the relationship of the built form to the context of the project?
From the street, the only thing that gives away what may be hidden behind the old house is the timber battened tool-shed and trailer garage. The new single storey form to the rear however sets itself clearly apart from the existing. We reinstated the external weatherboards that would have covered the back of the old house before its first intervention and one steps down into our new pavilion in order to enhance the transition from the “old” to the “added”.