WA Architecture Awards: Hamersley Road Residence.
Architecture Practice : Studio 53 Design Pty Ltd.
- RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE – HOUSES ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS: Architecture Award.
“The Hamersley Road Residence is the conversion of an early 1900’s cottage into a modern family residence. As an Architect and Interior Design team, we wished to provide a functional family home with flexibility now and into the future. We re-used elements of the existing home to create a story of restoration that informed the contemporary additions. In the design, we utilised pure forms such as the courtyard and the box. The ground floor extension is built, in part, to two boundaries, enveloping a landscaped courtyard that efficiently utilises the small site.
The upper level addition is delineated from the existing house through the form of a pure yellow box. Externally, an intricately patterned and visually permeable screen envelops the box on all sides, providing visual richness, shade and protection. At night, the screen, inspired by the existing floral motif glass, is illuminated, glows and provides a moment of joy for the neighbourhood.
Despite being untouched for over 90 years, the existing home was rescued and rejuvenated. The honest values of the house have been maintained and extended into the new addition to breathe life into the existing cottage and to create a ‘happy’ and contemporary family home”.
Architecture Practice: Studio 53 Design Pty Ltd