The neat, geometric addition to the rear of West Wing House peeks out over the rooftop of its unassuming original cottage in north-eastern Melbourne. This modest addition reveals itself gradually to the visitor, slowly unfurling and building intrigue as one moves from the street toward the house’s newly established heart.
Bound to the north and south by neighbouring properties, the architectural resolution incorporates an array of carefully curated high level openings to allow plentiful light and ventilation throughout, whilst maintaining privacy and cultivating maximised positive outlook.
Externally, the addition is considered as one, singular architectural volume. The west-facing garden facade is shaded by deep subtractions to this form, delivering generous sun protection to an otherwise unencumbered relationship between inside and out.
Photos by Anthony Basheer