Christopher Polly Architect have designed a new minimalist extension for an existing single storey semi-detached home in Newton, Sydney. The dwellings is called Haines residences, a minimalist house that accomodates an open plan living space, with living room, kitchen and dining room that shared in a beautifully decorated place. Really smart refurbishment, the architects creates the addition of an open plan volume beyond the original rear roof plan, and arranged the physical and visual relationships to the new rear garden, improved access to sunlight, natural ventilation and views to borrowed landscapes and sky beyond. A banks of highlight louvred and fixed windows march along and above the entire low roofed working wall, bridging the high and low roofs and wrapping to the rear southern orientation, with a series of concealed sliding doors extending the living spaces onto a roofed patio.
The Haines house renovations was entailed two formal strategies. First, A clear response to place in three acts involved extrapolating the line of the rear roof pitch of the immediate adjoined dwelling to generate the form of the singular roof and ceiling plane, extruding this to the extent of the rear setback alignment of this adjoined dwelling in plan, followed by the extension of an existing low roof level along the unadjoined edge to the new rear footprint – under which a long ‘working wall’ spine accommodates a kitchen, storage and varying configurations of joinery, extending outside to house a second toilet. Then the Second, the retention of the original front dwelling and centrally located bathroom enabled old and new fabric to stitch and enmesh an alternating sequence of compression and expansion, enfolding a series of expressed rooms from the narrow hall and front cellular 3-room layout, to open release in a newly accommodated Living room, followed by a bi-dimensional compression and downward change in level via an almost secreted passage into the new heightened rear openness of a Dining, Kitchen, second Living space and enclosed private garden beyond.
images courtesy of Christopher Polly Architect
Tags: Christopher Polly Architect, Haines house renovations, Haines residences, house roofed patio, low roofed working wall, minimalist Haines house, new minimalist extension, new rear footprint, new rear garden, Newton, single storey semi-detached home, singular roof and ceiling plane, smart refurbishment, Sydney
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