Completion: 2015 (Construction Photos)
Category: Single Residential
The proposed development is for an additional level to an individual unit at the front of a block of 3 units in Carnegie. The current two bedroom units are exposed orange brick circa 1970s.
The project aims to create a residence suitable for family living. The current unit had two bedrooms, poor flow between the living spaces and private open area.
The top floor is materially treated as a single element to complement the adjoining residences but also to help distinguish the new from the old. The roof profile references the residential character of the streetscape. Courtyards and terraces are designed to maximise privacy and solar access.
The simple, robust palette contains timber, steel and existing brick. The texture of the brick base will remain as a reminder of the unit’s origin. The level one horizontal cladding separates the new addition from the original building.
The internal layouts are responsive to the existing layouts. The design reconfigures the ground floor to include an open plan kitchen, dining and living area with a direct connection to the north facing garden. At first floor level, a new master bedroom suite with WIR and ensuite, two bedrooms, a main bathroom and balcony are added.
The layouts maximise solar access and are designed for the day-to-day activities of the young family who inhabits the space.
Photography - Jaime Diaz-Berrio