A traditional semi-detached house seeks to accommodate a multitude of roles for a young family into a single space. the design incorporates all living areas into one compact, 8mx3.5m volume.
kitchen, living, dining and outdoor areas combine into a complex layered solution that encourages a dynamic family social situation.
Limited space and a complex brief dictated adjustability in functionality and operability dominate interior programming.
Like a boat weathering a storm, the design sought to explore our practice’s ongoing philosophy to have built elements respond to function and climate. Operable glass panels and hardwood screens articulate shadows allowing inhabitants to react to changing conditions. Robust, detailed joinery stowed on enclosing walls yields a free floor plan.