An addition to a house built in 2007. The addition is the first stage of a larger project.
We added a 17 x 2m addition to the harbourside elevation of the existing house, which gave us the opportunity to reconfigure the interior.
The structure was made up of minimal steel sections - typically, 150 x 90 unequal angles for the beams and 150 parallel flange channels for the columns. The columns are placed within the angles, each overlapping the other. The edges of the angles are exposed and work as ledges to throw the rain off the surface of the facade.
The project represents a continued interest in making simple, structurally efficient building assemblies. In part, it was a reference to the gantries of the nearby wharves, but on a far smaller scale.