Wood clad additions to a small home connect kitchen and sitting area to a rear garden, where a library for two historians is embedded into the gentle slope. The project aims for a sense of refuge and prospect in a space for private study, where horizontal windows shift the view across the garden to a panorama of the neighbourhood beyond. Salvaged western red cedar from the existing residence is milled and re-integrated, and Passive House inspired details incorporate high insulation levels, minimal thermal bridging and careful attention to air tightness. Constructed by the architects with undergraduate architecture students, allowing the opportunity to modify and develop details as the project evolved.
The project received a 2022/2023 North American Wood Design & Building Merit Award.
PHOTOGRAPHY Henry Dowling
VIDEOGRAPHY Banko Creative Studio
Levi van Weerden