Project Description

ASHGROVE – Extending the Contemporary

Concept – An alternative composition of the palette of materials on the existing house to create an identifiable extension

Design – A small extension to a contemporary house, using a new composition of the existing palette of materials to create the visual distinction between the original house and  new extension. The design maintains a harmonious continuity between the two contemporary parts: the existing house is only ten years older than the new extension. The design concept deals with a south orientation by creating a very permeable series of spaces where there are multiple opportunities for external views through and across spaces to emphasize a strong external connection.  Clerestorey glazing over the  kitchen and deck allows winter sun penetration  while excluding the worst of the summer sun, and permits sky views.

GAA Ashgrove 2 Project sheet

Project Team
Engineer – Westera Partners
Builder – AH Done Builders
Surveyor – Simpson Rayner Surveys