Our client requested a renovation and extension to a freestanding Art Deco residence. This project required the creation of beautiful, functional spaces with a focus on environmental sustainability, and needed to be done within a very low budget. The design proposal included renovation of the existing house and the addition of a new kitchen and living room to enhance the existing spaces and improve the overall environmental performance of the building.
Reverse masonry veneer construction (concrete internal walls and external timber cladding), an insulated concrete slab, and carefully positioned roof and side glazing is to be used to improve the thermal performance of the building envelope and achieve reduced energy consumption and greater occupant comfort all year round. Reclaimed and recycled timbers are used throughout the project with all new joinery constructed from natural clear coated plywood. A timber deck and pergola structure to the rear provides a comfortable outdoor area and place for the family to ‘perch’, playand relax in the rear garden.