A first floor extension for a new master bedroom over the back of an Edwardian house created the problem of setbacks from the boundary (required by regulations). The solution was to fill the "regulation envelope" and follow that shape. The resulting angles were carried through the design with a pleasing change from the existing (see left and right).
project was a very large new residence on a most awkward site. How do you
fit 125 squares onto a double block of land if they are at an angle to each
other. How much will such a house trouble the neighbours with its sheer bulk?
My design was for a four storey house that looked much lower than it was, as the roof was brought down close to the ground. The plan was for a shape broken into smaller parts (see bottom left).
The town planner predicted that the design would never succeed in the Council Chamber; he was surprised that not only were there no objections, but Council had received letters that said they wanted it to be built.
In Moorooduc an extension of the lounge was needed to provide the feeling of space and elbow room, and allow a view of the pastures to the East.
The new space was also intended to feature a beloved painting by the Australian artist, Asher Bilu
Each house is different because each Client is different, as is each site and each budget. The Design must take more into consideration than the direct Client Brief, if there is more to be considered.