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’. Their collection of windows / doors and other found objects was the inspiration for the house. In opposition to the big open plan room at the rear of the house we located the kitchen in the centre as a large volume (connected yet separate). The kitchen joinery was designed to house the smaller collected items. The extension sits on the southern side of the site to gain north sunlight – deep eaves protect the living areas from summer sun and a slab on ground heats up the house in winter. Louvre’s provide good cross ventilation. The shed is seen as an important component and is incorporated into the design.
Photography by Tanja Milbourne