Sunday is a home where occupants can always find a place of comfort: social spaces and private spaces; generous spaces and intimate spaces; spaces to gather and spaces to retreat. The house is defined by three north-south bands: communal, outdoor and private. These bands are further divided into two zones: generous and intimate. This chequering gives rise to a spectrum of spaces: communal/generous, communal/intimate, outdoor/generous, outdoor/intimate, private/generous, private/intimate. These qualities are reinforced by a section of two parts – lofty and contained – continuous across the length of the extension.
The bedroom is accessed across the open-air courtyard, providing a deliberate retreat from the house. Retiring for the evening is a more considered ritual. Similarly, occupants are conscious of weather, which plays a role in daily life. Materially, natural textures have been brought to the fore, with minimal surface treatments allowing the house to develop a patina with time.
Angus Hamilton, Project Architect
Daria Selleck, Project Architect
Michael Roper, Design Architect
Nick James, Design Architect