Using the hallway of an existing house to provide a design approach to its extension
This project approaches the extension to an existing dwelling by copying, rescaling and reconfiguring the hallway create a new occupiable space. In doing so, the new building creates a hard division between the public and private areas of the site.
To provide the outside of this hallway-room, the design takes its direction from the architecture of adjacent spaces. The street side of the hall uses the kitchen’s window and the entry’s doorway. The external space of the courtyard side has no such types to characterise it, so instead uses this emptiness to delete wall, boundary and internal volume.
Mute materials such as concealed channel glazing and high pressure laminate panels are combined with the richly textural materials of plywood and stone.
The project provides a new dining space, kitchen , pantry and laundry, together with a small living area. The lean-to is reworked to be a flexible bedroom/secondary living area. This project will shortly commence construction.