This project reconfigures a house which had already been reconfigured many times before, providing mutual distance for teenage children and parents within the overall togetherness of the family-house unit. Working with half-levels of the existing stair, the brief is spread over four levels of activity allowing for vertical use of a compact site. The site is surrounded by the landscape of the Elwood Canal and local school sports grounds. The design seeks to establish new relationships with this sometimes lively public realm, to address the canal as a positive frontage, and to allow mutually-beneficial overlaps between private and public activities.
Press: Architecture AU review