Blairgowrie House

by Wolveridge Architects
Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects

This extension to an existing two storey dwelling provides essential additional living areas for a family with three young boys. The original structure made very little connection with the surrounding property and had deficiencies in access to northern light.
By bringing the façade dramatically forward towards the street it was possible to incorporate the 3 required bedrooms above a large garage on street level. To separate the bedrooms from the new living area a north facing courtyard was introduced which also provides a terrific outlook towards the surroundingMoonah forest.
The block type form established from bringing the front of the dwelling forward and its western orientation influenced a design decision to create a complex series of openings in the façade,allowing forplenty of natural light to the children’s bedrooms within. The composition of openings is designed to restrict the inflow of undesirable west sun and provides a suitable level of visual engagement with the street. The cabinetry design integrates with the complex window arrangement on the outside, creating a playful sense within each bedroom.
The existing palette of dark stained western red cedar cladding and anodised aluminium window frames was carried through in the new work, integrating the original structure within the proposed design, but still providing a sense of separation.

Photos by: Ben Hosking

  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects
  • Blairgowrie House Wolveridge Architects

Sponsor

Sponsor

  • Home and Studio of Guilherme Torres

    Home and Studio of Guilhe..

    Brazilian architecture firm, Studio Guilherme Torres, has designed the studio and home of the firm's founding architect, Guilherme Torres. Located in the charming Jardim neighborho...

  • Scout treehouse

    Scout treehouse

    This project was a cooperation of the city of Wolfsburg and the local scout organization VCP Wolfsburg. It was built by a group of scouts. The scout treehouse serves as a meeting a...

  • Astley Castle

    Astley Castle

    Astley is a remote site with rich historic resonance: a moated castle, lake, church and the ghost of pleasure gardens are grouped around a shallow ridge. After decades of decline a...

  • Tiny Mini Apartment

    Tiny Mini Apartment

    This 269 square-foot Parisian pad is located in Montmartre, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris. It was recently renovated to maximize the living spaces by Paris-based firm Swan Ar...

  • Split View Mountain Lodge

    Split View Mountain Lodge

    The holiday home is located near the village Geilo, a popular skiing destination in the valley Hallingdal. Ski resorts are abundant around the lodge, with a freestyle terrain park ...

  • DLW House

    DLW House

    In the continental zone of Florianopolis, Brazil, “Casa DLW” is located. Situated on a steep terrain, the owners of the residence wanted to have a dwelling where the social and...

  • Casa La Punta

    Casa La Punta

    Located in La Riviera Nayarit – Punta Mita, Mexico, the commission consists of a rest house for an unusual couple, so the house should stay away from stereotypes of regionalist d...

  • Comfort of Modern

    Comfort of Modern

    Comfort of Modern is a chic interior design project completed by the Russian firm NG Studio. It is located in Cap-d'Ail, France, and has an exquisite interior, decorated in pale co...

  • Esuoh House

    Esuoh House

    We want you to re-invent the Yallingup holiday house, create a retreat from the everyday, a destination in itself, a getaway where you can watch a movie under the stars or sun your...

  • F Residence

    F Residence

    Located in only about a five-minute walking distance from the railroad station, this house sits in a commercial/residential zone. As such, the neighboring houses and shops encroach...

Mit der Nutzung unserer Webseite, stimmen Sie der Verwendung von Cookies zu. Mehr erfahren.