Commissioned to assist Landscape Architect Ben Scott provide alterations and additions to his family home the site was also utilised as a canvas to showpiece Ben’s considerable landscape design skills.
Working collaboratively with Ben’s vision the arrangement facilitated proposed foliage to layer seamlessly with neighbours existing foliage enabling a feeling of an infinite unravelling garden.
Architecturally the intention was to provide an internal framework from which to view and activate the garden. The exterior of the addition acts more as landscape feature than primary object. In this sense the addition’s exterior reading goes largely unnoticed. Intimate flat roofed mid-century tones provide difference and deference to the Victorian building whilst keeping costs to a minimum.
Sometimes architecture’s role is to lead and conduct and create presence by nature of being seen, other times it can be to orchestrate equally important interactions without being seen -this is an example of the latter.
Cassie Southon, Project Architect
Ellie Taylor, Graduate of Architecture
Matt Gibson, Director – Design Overview
Ben Scott Garden Design, Landscape Consultant
Clive Steele Partners, Engineer
CRA Survey PL, Building Surveyor
Energy Lab, ESD Consultant
Nissl Eichert Heating, Hydraulic Consultant