A contemporary living space interior design is completed designed by the architect by the architect Matt Gibson Architecture. The living space which called the Koyoong House is designed based in Melbourne, Australia. Upon persuasive encouragement and expert advice the client agreed to retain the front elements of the building, the existing site is contained a grand Victorian double front dwelling which is badly in need of repair.
The extensive brief is requested an upper level addition, garage and pool which is following the removal of a previous addition. Which is given depth of the site, the architect choice is to separate rather than attach the new works to the rear of the existing building which is availed textured areas of the external space between old and new objects. On top of each other at the rear utilizing the limits of the site, the 2 levels of the new ‘L’ shaped floor area are stacked. Via a garage and a circulation ‘bridge’ extending off the existing hallway is made by the ground level links. Through a new and old to the rear of the site, this hallway continues as a main axis. Which is presented as a corridor of archways this ‘journey of time’ sets up a series of the delayed thresholds or framed scenes. This project is deliberately recessive from the street adding to the sense and cognitive interest once one reaches the end of the axis by leaving little memory of the original Victorian dwelling, although the new work is deliberately set apart as a new ‘pavilion’.
To more informal living purposes with the children’s facilities upstairs, the formality of the existing dwelling is deliberately used for adult, it is for sleeping and greeting, uses whilst at the rear of the ground level which is converts it. The interior spatial logic of the original is flipped. A series of separate individual and private light courts which is spill off the internal spaces are enabled by small extensions off the ground floor which has an ‘L’ shape and nibs and tucks to the first floor. While to enhance a more sculptured and playful point of the difference to the rigidity and masculinity the existing building, it is helped by the warmth and sensuous use of the timber cladding and the employment of radii/curved corners within the apexes of the stacked ‘L’. However the space perhaps instead provide the most interestingly spatial experience and the reading of the history of the site, the central courtyard area could have presented as the rear faces of the front and rear buildings. Between an old and new, a glass prism open able to the elements links in a metaphorical bridge, it is provides an important temperature regulator. The ‘stacked’ floors of the timber façade wall combine and separate in opposite directions in a ‘paper tearing’ action accentuating the more sinuous and organic drama of the rear building.
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Photography by SMG