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Architecture Design of House K

Description About The Project

House K designed by Kart Projects Architect is a stunningf extension project which adding 30 square metres to the existing footprint of the house. This home has generated a series of distinct but complementary spaces throughout the dwelling. Indeed, balancing boldness and restraint, this small-scale addition to a family home in the Melbourne suburbs is a confidently compose on the cellular order of the original house.

Among the raw concrete forms of the pool and plinth of the backyard, views back to the house showcase the dramatic red ribs and deep reveals of the project’s exterior form. The new addition set back from the Northern boundary to maximize natural light. Also, create two aspects for the living room. Internally, the coffered ceiling volumes over the extension reference the cellular plan of the existing weatherboard house by creating a series of loosely defined spaces above each ‘room’. This gives a sense of spaciousness and light by increasing ceiling heights where possible and adding a skylight into one of these ceiling voids to bring natural light deeper into the house.

The existing house is divided into two. A light volume for kids bedrooms and study, and a darker ‘moody’ volume housing the main bedroom/ensuite and the corridor connecting to the new extension. The new spaces are much brighter and more stripped back. With a combination of the terrazzo floor, plywood joinery and walls and two minimal black kitchen cabinets. Externally, the new addition is distinguished from the old house with a combination of dark cladding and a series of the deep red door reveals and fins which give the façade depth, texture and protect openings.

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Indeed, the House K is a new, modestly scaled addition comprises distinct yet connected living spaces.

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House K, Balances of Boldness and Restraint by Kart Projects Architecture
The garden punctuated by the above-ground pool, a long concrete bench and the vertical volume of a custom steel outdoor fireplace.
House K, Balances of Boldness and Restraint by Kart Projects Architecture

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House K, Balances of Boldness and Restraint by Kart Projects Architecture
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In order to remain congruent with the original dwelling, coffered ceiling volumes have been implemented within the addition. The coffered ceiling also helps to define spaces above each room. As well as offering a sense of spaciousness due to the heights of the ceiling.
The study and living zones linked by a plywood storage volume and daybed.

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Skylights are used to maximize access to natural light for the House K.

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House K, Balances of Boldness and Restraint by Kart Projects Architecture

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Text by the Architects: The clients for this project – a couple and their two kids – wanted a single-story house while also retaining as much of their garden as possible on a relatively small block. The design strategy was to remove the old lean-to and add a small 50 m2 extension of connected living spaces, increasing the total footprint of the house by 30 m2, making the most of each space by overlapping functions rather than adding a new room for each. 

Photo credit: Rory Gardiner| Source: Kart Projects | Architecture

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 9 Westfield St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia
– Tel: +61 3 9077 0975
– Email: [email protected]

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