Australian architecture practice Splinter Association previous periods Workers hut with extruded black Wood From Melbourne profiles, Australia.
The host’s house is named, and a house Renovated from an original white cottage to provide more space to meet the demands of the growing family.
The studio first extruded the original white hut to expand the pitched roof volume to run from front to back from the site behind the original facade.
This hut was adaptable to a number of new black volumes and was cleared to accommodate more software that could be added over time. These finely detailed black features express the exterior and create unique intersections to form a space that cuts through interior.
The house, which creates a saw-like exterior, offers very spacious and spacious interiors. The combination of the old building and the new building is connected by the existing white beams and is easily visible from the kitchen area.
“The dialogue between the existing white structures and the new black elements is emphasized by vertical repetition across the project,” said the Splinter Society.
The studio added, “The use of asymmetrical materials results in a softer edge along the new roofline and fencing and in various sides throughout the interior. Folded planes with vertical windows bring an abundance of natural light into the open living spaces.”
Beyond the relationship between black and white volumes, the home’s physical significance explores a texture-rich approach through personal experiences.
A chronological development across multiple interventions, surface treatments showcase the exploration of materials in sustainable rough sawn timber, textured plaster, formed concrete and rough stone, regularly used in the work of the Splinter Society. The fabric is paired with artificial and natural light, designed to wash surfaces to produce dynamic effects throughout the day.
The extruded cottage size contains open living spaces and one of the bedrooms. The sides of the original cottage form and the gabled roof line carry the entire space through the pergola in the back garden.
New vertical elements form a loft-style master suite and an additional bedroom.
Drawing on the influences of travel, the living spaces are specifically designed to host hospitality and leisure. The large kitchen has a distinct restaurant aesthetic including mirrored surfaces, a stone counter and a stylish lighted bar.
The master bathroom on the ground floor has a unique water accustomed bath, recessed in the floor and surrounded by indoor and outdoor gardens.
Working harmoniously together, the original cottage charm and exquisite handmade qualities of the new items take full advantage of this East Brunswick corner location.
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