A new detached studio space was proposed for the rear of an existing two-storey residence in the inner city.
The existing house lies within a heritage overlay and existing site conditions were quite restrictive, which include a swimming pool in the rear courtyard. The unit was designed to be as non-invasive as possible, yet performs a big gesture by sitting tent-like on steel portal frames, that bridge over the existing pool. Established palm trees and landscaping was to remain unaffected by the proposal. The proposed roof form respects stringent setback requirements and emulates dominant roof forms in the area.
Zinc metal cladding and terracotta shingles provide material richness to complement the brickwork used on the existing house and surrounding buildings.