Globe Trotting: Australian House is Normcore in the Front, Party in the Back


Wednesday, January 14, 2015, by Rachel B. Doyle
150113_Paw2.jpgPhoto by Peter Bennetts and Tess Kelly via Architecture & Design

The clients in Australia asked for an extension to their modest weatherboard home that was “ridiculously Andrew Maynard Architects was only too happy to comply, and decided to connect the existing home with a new extension through an unfinished steel frame that was open to the elements. The exposed throughway now contains a deck, an al fresco bathtub, and a garden that creeps into the living spaces on either side, which have sliding glass doors. “Left in a state of deliberate and measured disrepair,” the Australian publication Architecture & Design writes, the new building is “both inside and outside, both a garden and a home, both a new building and an old ruin.”

150113_Paw4.jpgPhoto by Peter Bennetts and Tess Kelly via Architecture & Design

150113_PawPaw.jpgPhoto by Peter Bennetts and Tess Kelly via Architecture & Design

150113_Paw11.jpgPhoto by Peter Bennetts and Tess Kelly via Architecture & Design

· Victoria home deliberately left incomplete by Andrew Maynard Architects [Architecture & Design]
· All Australia coverage [Curbed National]
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