AND/ alteration located in the inner South of the Adelaide suburban fringe. Located among a dense urban fabric of middle century, Art Deco and state heritage listed post war dwellings. The precedent was to push and offset to illustrate a modern addition whilst complimenting the existing home.
The existing dwelling is an exquisitely detailed home with an Art Deco narrative, combining linear ornamentation and geometry with technical arches and complex glazing aesthetic. The alteration animates and discovers these ideals, reconfiguring and refining the observed detail into a wholistic living arrangement filled with natural light and connection to external zones
The plan is intentionally compartmentalised into a series of equal provisions. As the site open to the Southern aspect, a series of large courtyards notch into the plan allowing places of refuge, relaxation and access to passive and direct sunlight through seasonal changes. Each space is visually connected but subtle obscured to allow moments of intimacy and retreat.
A layering of light weight metal claddings top a podium below of robust masonry work and hardwood timber claddings. Materials are pulled from outside surfaces to the inside, blurring the threshold.
The project offers an opportunity for multiple functions due to its operability and flexibility from a condensed plan to a larger open entertainment space via operable walls and openings. Ultimately the space aims to illuminate the standard living formality, structure and rigidity by promoting a engaged space to shelter. Paramount, it’s provides a space for a young family to grow and enjoy/