A humble shack on Tasmania’s East Coast is respectfully transformed into an intergenerational holiday home with an enhanced connection to nature and each other, without dominating its surrounds.
The result is a stunningly simple gable form— a contemporary nod to Tasmania’s shed architecture—allowing expansive views of Waubs Bay, which were once only visible from a tiny kitchen window whilst washing up.
A playful use of volume increases the occupants’ sense of space in the new extension and, in the original shack; the client’s sense of ‘hygge’ is retained and enhanced.
This careful fusion of old and new resulted in a respectful extension with a modest footprint on the site.
Creative and dynamic solutions were required to work within a modest budget and unusual design challenges, such as: penguin proofing the exterior, to preserve the integrity of the local colony, COVID related border closures and enhanced bushfire overlays.
Anna Ancher, Design Architect
Aldanmark, Structural Engineer
Holdfast, Building Surveyor