Brief: Extend this home to create light-filled spacious interiors with dynamic architectural features, style and finishes. Focus on sustainable solutions in the design and construction.
This was originally a 1980s basic boxy Department of Housing home.
A new open plan kitchen/dining/living room was added to the rear. The vast curved ceiling, with a height of up to 6 metres, deliver a sense of spaciousness to this new area.
The first-floor addition incorporates the master bedroom, ensuite and lightwell. The lightwell illuminates the centre of the original, previously dark house.
The lightwell doubles as an excellent ventilation source as the windows at the top draw hot air from the lower storey to the outside, which provides good air circulation throughout the house. The windows are electrically operated for ease of use and can be closed off in cooler weather. The wrap-around deck creates a great sense of indoor/outdoor living.
Won the major Renovation Project of the Year ACT HIA building award