FOUND OBJECT HOUSE
An extension to a small heritage house in Kingsville, the small workers cottage was kept intact and a clear distinction was made between the old and new house. The clients are keen collectors and restorers of ‘stuff’ and their collection of windows, doors and other found objects was the inspiration for the house.
Instead of adding a big open plan room to the rear of the house as is common, we located the kitchen in the centre as a large volume making it connected to, yet separate from the existing. The kitchen joinery was designed with the couple's smaller collected items in mind.
Positioned on the southern side of the side, the extension allows for the passage of northern sunlight during winter. This solar gain allows the exposed slab to act as a thermal mass during winter, absorbing warmth during the day and releasing it at night. Deep eaves are then employed to shade the house from this sun during summer and louvres allow for good cross ventilation. The shed is seen as an important component and is incorporated into the design.
Photography by Tanja Milbourne