When change occurs in a physical form, structure, or character, we call it metamorphosis. When it happens to an existing Canberra home in a quiet leafy street of Duffy, we call it Meta-Morphology.
A double-height void is the focal point of this contemporary family home in Duffy, Canberra. The owner’s love of color creates delight within.
The clients wanted a better living area and a master suite area. It ended up including the kitchen.
The architects designed the roof to connect to the existing rainwater collection. They also fully insulated the new extension and upgraded the insulation of the existing structure.
The architects had to work around the existing structure and minimize the impact on it. The proposed new form was governed by the location of the existing structure i.e. existing walls and roofline. This solution organically led to the conception of double-height void in the extension so as to minimize cutting into the roof of the original structure.
Project by Sandbox Studio®
Photography by Anne Stroud