The proposed alterations and addition are planned to minimise alterations to the existing building fabric, and to maximise the available space between the existing house and the front boundary set back.
The proposed south wall of the addition follows the “angled/splayed” line of the 6m front setback required and redefines the street elevation: a contemporary gesture.
With a recessed subfloor face brick wall to match the existing face brick, the proposed south wall is a parapet wall with contemporary compressed fibre cement cladding for low maintenance & durability. A 650mm wide box gutter will “join” the 2 structures and allow to maximise the collection of rainwater to existing & future water tanks.
The south wall is punctuated by windows to respond to natural light/ventilation requirement of the different rooms, & by a recess in the wall surface to allow change of cladding texture. The projecting study window box/seat is created to not only modulate the elevation, but to also provide a functional seating area in a tightly dimensioned study space.
In creating a new entrance way, it is an opportunity to integrate the existing garage elevation and to articulate it to the proposed addition. A steel channel posts, and beams frame creates an entrance porch with clear roof.