Pirie Street Extension | Preston Lane Architects

2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

2021 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Pirie Street Extension | Preston Lane Architects

Residential Architecture: House (Alterations and Additions)

Pirie Street Extension reclines back onto a hill in New Town and gazes at kunanyi, providing an outward focus to what was an internalised but charming 1910 cottage. Preston Lane was engaged to design an extension that would soak in the sun, capture the mountain and feel immersed in the garden. Play with volume increases the perceived size of the space whilst maintaining a modest footprint. The form is clipped and white, a crisp contrast to the soft textural garden in which it sits. Weatherboards are a continuation of the existing house, and are complementary yet unmistakably modern with mitred corners. A thin aluminium awning creates a fine, sharp eyelid. The interior palette is deliberately restrained as a blank canvas for paintings.

The project focused on clean lines and alignment. Pirie St extension isn’t a home of one singular moment/gesture, but rather an integrated home filled with many moments.

Pirie Street Extension | Preston Lane Architects | Photographer: Adam Gibson


Practice team

Daniel Lane | Project Architect

Rachel Licht | Project Architect


Langford Projects | Builder

Gandy and Roberts | Structural Engineer

Gandy and Roberts | Hydraulic Consultant

Holdfast Tas | Building Surveyor

Geo-Environmental Solutions | Geotechnical Engineer

Research Education Design | ESD Consultant

Rogerson & Birch Surveyors, Other, Land Surveyor

Adam Gibson | Photographer

National Partners

Principal Partner
National Corporate Partners
National Supporting Partners
National Supporting Partners
National Insurance Partner
National Media Partner
Preferred Photography Partner
State Partners

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