For this project we were tasked with the extension and renovation of a 1920s art deco home. The brief specified a desire for a strong contrast between the extension and the existing building, with a “bridge” to connect the two. 

The result is a home of contrasts created by a clear datum line, internally and externally separating bold materials. This is most notably expressed in the exterior cladding, comprised of shiplap timber and seam metal – a stark but beautiful contrast to the original brick veneer.

A large sliding door measuring 2.4m2 adds grandeur and engineering prowess, with tracking artfully concealed within the cladding. Consequently, the adjacent living areas are bathed in natural light, while plywood walls and ceiling lining add to the feeling of warmth and scale.