The clients desired a timber-clad building which was an exciting prospect for the studio. They are a couple who moved from their own places into this home in inner-Melbourne; requiring the consolidation of their belongings and art collections, which was documented + designed for. Both have large extended families who they entertain on a regular basis which was a key starting point.
The exacting timber detailing made the project a challenging carpentry exercise which the builders rose to. A restrained palette was used throughout with slight shifts between spaces, creating a subtle transition between new and old and providing each room with its own feel and identity.
The extension was envisaged as cabinetry; a tidy, fastidious timber clad structure and an opportunity for meticulous details.