Architecture Design of Strong Arm House

Description About The Project

Strong Arm House designed by MCK Architects is a reconfiguration and extension a modest bungalow. Indeed, it is a bold response to a demanding brief to create a home for a busy family of seven who requested a flexible and practical home to suit their evolving needs.

Functionally, besides providing space to eat, play and rest, the home to share years of moments with those closest in one’s life, and to have peace of mind or solitude when needed. To foster connection and quality time, the extension houses the combined kitchen, living and dining spaces that the family gathers within when it is time to do so. Interestingly, MCK Architecture has utilized negative space as primary space, which gives the spaces an abstract and distinct feel.

Moving towards the rear of the home, the dynamic interplay of punched light slots and sculptural floating forms creating dialogue with the existing dwelling, which ultimately speaks to the genius of MCK. Also, a pool outside acts as the mediator between the living space and the garden. The addition, created by MCK Architecture is a contemporary citation of the existing dwelling. While the robust material palette ensures congruency throughout both new and old. Without a doubt, Strong Arm House is a comfortable and convenient remodel bungalow for the owner.

The Architecture Design Project Information:

Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects
The abstract projecting pool unites the living space with the garden.
Besides, simple planning combined with a robust material palette of Strong Arm House ensures continuity between the old and the new and forms a backdrop to the color of family life.
Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects
Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects
Thermal mass and passive design techniques, seen in the exposed concrete interior and floor reduce the reliance for an artificial cooling system.
Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects
While the placement of the pool and its close proximity to the living room gives it the ability to effectively double as the room’s own air conditioner when the doors are open and the breeze moves across the water.
Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects
Moving upstairs, enfolding black timber screens are seen throughout. Hence, bringing a sense of similarity and privacy to the children’s living quarters of Strong Arm House.
Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects
Indeed, the bathroom is with the unique design to take advantage of spaces.
Strong Arm House, a flexible, practical home in Australia by MCK Architects

The Strong Arm House Gallery:

Text by the Architects: Strong Arm House is the bold response to a demanding brief to suit a busy family of seven who requested a flexible and practical home to suit their evolving needs. A modest bungalow is reconfigured and extended via a contemporary addition to create a sense of place for the young family.

Photo credit: Felix Mooneeram | Source: MCK Architecture & Interiors

For more information about this project; please contact the Architecture firm :
– Add: 1/91 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
– Tel: +61 2 9211 4146
– Email: [email protected]

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