An existing suburban Californian Bungalow has been refurbished and extended, enhancing the existing detailed timberwork and introducing a rich palette of timber species with a modern interpretation of timber detailing. The addition accommodates a Living, Informal Dining and Kitchen volume, adjoining outdoor timber decks, pergolas and detailed screens, with a refurbished Bathroom and new Laundry facilities located within the existing footprint.
The addition provides an interpretation of the Inter-War Bungalow housing type in the adopted formal language of the built addition, while embracing contemporary patterns of living in the planning of spaces. A large degree of craft has been employed in the finishing of timber elements, acknowledging the timber detailing of its building type in a modern context.
The rear wall is comprised of a double skin of folding shutters and glass
doors & windows enabling varying degrees of enclosure and openness. This
enables the interior to sequentially merge with the exterior, to enlarge and
unify the spaces when required. Strong lines carried through in plan and
section enable a clear physical and visual relationship of elements of the
addition with outdoor surface treatments, pergolas, planters and carport/garage
elements in the rear grounds of the property.
Date: 1999 - 2001
Location: Mascot, Sydney
Structural Engineer: Mauro G. Poletti
Surveyor: R A Woodlands Surveyors
Certifier: Botany Bay City Council
Photography: Brett Boardman Photography
2001 Australian Timber Design Awards - Shortlisted Finalist