Home' Homes : Homes 2012 Contents 170 SCOOP Homes annual 2012/13
Aboxy modernist addition to a Wembley
bungalow, Croudace Architects created a
rich mix of traditional and modern.
The addition included a kitchen, living, dining
and laundry for a young family, with child-friendly
features. Existing bathrooms were renovated, and
the home needed to connect to the existing garage.
The brief was addressed by creating an
arrangement at the rear based on five key design
elements: a south courtyard to capture air; a
multi-functional stone box articulating and
grounding the spaces around it; two parallel
floating roof planes – one with a waterfall end
containing the alfresco spaces; rich timber floors
flowing from old to new; and sun penetration in
winter and protection in summer. The steel wall
and roof framing went up before any brickwork.
A fold-away play nook and study nook were
incorporated into the stone box, allowing these
spaces to exist in a flexible way with minimal
additional floor space. Key fittings include Grand
Openings aluminium joinery, lighting by Radiant
Lighting, and plumbing fittings by Reece.
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