LOW is a thoughtfully created alteration to an existing haphazard mid-century inspired dwelling. Located in the southern coastal suburb of Caringbah South, Sydney, the brief was to provide a new living arrangement for an expanding family which emphasised the proportions and spatial scale of its original context, whist sensibly maximising the new aspects to the national parks and water ways of Port Hacking.
The mass is broken down into appropriately scaled elements, dividing the building into two wings responding directly to the streetscape context through the articulation of materiality, screenings and openings. Combinations of flora, concrete, various masonry modules and terracotta tiles, inform a solidity, attached to the highest grounded site areas whilst larger glazing apertures, screening elements and finer detailed claddings respond to areas of lower site elevation and offset the landscape beyond. Holistically the alteration will provide a new volume for the family to enjoy/