Diagonal House in Fitzroy by Simon Whibley Architecture & Antarctica

Diagonal House in Fitzroy by Simon Whibley Architecture & Antarctica

Architects: Simon Whibley Architecture & Antarctica
Location: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Year: 2014
Area: 1,507 sqft / 140 sqm
Photo courtesy: Peter Bennetts
Description:

The key customer solicitations were for daylight and association with the back patio – two things the customers’ present abiding needed. Thankfully, a progression of cumbersome and acquired changes had left the front four rooms of the house in place. How then to include new rooms, living and working spaces for a developing family, and open these to light and the outside?

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The expansion opens like a fan towards the back yard; living, eating and kitchen spaces organized upon a corner to corner line laid over the site, associated with Northern sun.

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Between these spaces, rooms, a washroom and a study keep running along the long pivot of the site, similar to parts of the current house lurched along the site’s length.

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In blend, the dynamic living spaces of the house are confined by these more contained private regions. The rooms and lavatory hold a private viewpoint to open air garden regions, while the living, kitchen and feasting spaces move through the residence from the substantial back yard to a littler one between the old and new parts of the house.

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The rooftop folds over the site; rising towards the north, and bringing down to the room territories on every side, permitting a substantial – and rescode agreeable – living space. Clad in timber, its daintiness is collaged with the robustness of the reused brickwork utilized for the rooms.

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The outline depends on standards of detached warming and cooling: amplifying introduction to controlled northern light, and utilizing cross ventilation as a part of mix with a  sheltered pond.

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