Diagonal House in Fitzroy by Simon Whibley Architecture & Antarctica
Architects: Simon Whibley Architecture & Antarctica
Location: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
Area: 1,507 sqft / 140 sqm
Photo courtesy: Peter Bennetts
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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