The brief required us to create a larger kitchen dining area by extending to the South boundary and a new suite of rooms by extending North. The spaces are all unified by a series of curved ceiling vaults that are reflected in the fenestration. This mechanism enabled us to increase the ceiling height in the dining area without a step, but also subtly define the use of the internal spaces.
For the extensions we used a dark brick to differentiate the new additions from the existing building, using an exposed light-coloured brick to define the internal spaces. The glazing has been positioned to respond to not only the rhythm of the existing facade but also the internal functions of the corresponding internal rooms. Instead of extensive glazing, each window or door works harmoniously between inside or out, be it the door from the kitchen or the window seat in the dining room.
We collaborated with the client (a product designer) on the design on the joinery.