SG2 design creates extension reminding origami house in Melbourne
SG2 design was approached to create new living and service areas that would maintain high ceilings and open spaces throughout. The final result, which houses two residential units, reminds the origami house thanks to its outdoor form.
“The house lies within a heritage overlay, which ensured we had to respect the existing facades as part of the design process. We proposed to maintain a similar aesthetic to the dominant style, yet create a contemporary feel for the new additions. A new skillion roof creates a junction between old and new areas, expressed at the apex via a series of openable clerestory windows located high above. The windows allow for accumulated rising heat to be vented during summer months, providing a simple passive-cooling system. The skillion roof extends out to create solar shading for the new deck and to express the roof structure itself. The proposed additions use the similar materials to those on the existing house, to help marry new areas with old,” explains Sebastiano Ghezzi, founder of SG2 design
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 1,800 square feet
- Design: SG2 design
- Photos: Hans van der Post