Bung Tooth | Khab Architects

Bung Tooth | Khab Architects | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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Bung Tooth | Khab Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna Country

South Australia

Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Pringle Builders
Sam Noonan
Project summary

Bungalows are a classic suburban Adelaide home with a lot to offer but the rear is rarely as good as the front.

This project was no exception and made worse by the sunless, south facing aspect – rear living spaces that were dark and cold for a great deal of the year.

Provided Khab could come up with a clever way to capture northern sunlight, the bungalow would be happily retained for it’s charming qualities and the sustainable value of its re-use.

A Saw Tooth roof extension was the solution to catch sunlight. The high level windows reach up to scoop sunlight over the bunglow, feeding sunshine into new living spaces.

How does the Saw Tooth – an icon of industry, pair with an iconic Bungalow? The Bung Tooth… This is the moment where Kevin McCloud says “I’m just not sure it’s going to work!”

The addition of light and space draws our family together. Whether it’s sharing family dinner, watching movies in the lounge, debriefing big nights out around the island bench, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or having mates over, we love the lofty ceilings, the visual connection with the pool, warm timber features, garden views through the picture windows and durable polished concrete floors. Even mundane tasks like doing the laundry and working from home are enjoyable.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Annie Deere, Landscape Consultant
PT Design, Structural Engineer
Robert A Friend Cost Consulting, Quantity Surveyor
Trento Fuller, Building Surveyor

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Bung Tooth | Khab Architects | Photographer: Sam Noonan

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