The clients owned their Brighton property going back to the 1970s, and commissioned an extension in the 1990s. This project is yet another rebuild iteration based on an emerging set of life circumstances centred around a retired lifestyle, periodic family gatherings, and entertaining grandchildren.
The additions are underpinned by a minimal approach with regards to materiality and form, with Australian sourced hardwood cladding the punctured facade openings, ceilings, soffits and decking.
Key to realising this project was the unification between the existing structure and the proposed alterations. The undeniable character of old buildings like this, provides an indelible foundation on which architecture can avoid whimsy and needless extravagance.
Barbie Vongphone, Project Architect
Bowen Jessup, Graduate of Architecture
Meyer Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
Michel Group Pty Ltd, Building Surveyor
MUD Office, Landscape Consultant