A new steel framed, timber lined and glazed addition is attached to the rear of an existing semi-detached masonry terrace. Its form responds to established levels in plan, section and elevation, thereby maintaining existing wall alignments, ridge levels and wall heights to generate a folded form that meets the programmatic requirements of the brief, gross floor and landscape controls - while mindful of any amenity impacts to adjacent properties.
Services are centralised within the existing footprint to enable proximity to bedrooms at the front and new living spaces at the rear, with a bathroom, laundry and kitchen enfolding the existing rhythm of rooms along an extended hall through to an open living and dining volume. This volume provides a generous overall height and incorporates sliding timber doors, frameless highlight windows and skylights for considered access to light, ventilation and sky, while improving connections to a landscaped courtyard.
Extensive joinery storage is provided throughout and an inbuilt timber
lined dining bench / storage element continues beyond the building footprint
along a covered deck for outdoor dining and casual enjoyment of the rear
courtyard, bookended by an external store room. The new volume also opens in
the opposite orientation onto a second deck to provide a winter courtyard that
takes advantage of the generous setback at the centre of the site.
Location: Marrickville, Sydney
Surveyor: Junek & Junek
Model: Christopher Polly Architect
Model Photography: Christopher Polly Architect