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Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
Location: Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia
Photography: © Andrew Maynard Architects, Peter Bennetts
The Essex House project is a 500 sq. ft. addition to an existing 970 sq. ft. weatherboard house that sits at one end of a long and narrow plot. The addition has an elongated plan and extends along the southern side of the backyard. Walls are kept to a minimum with fully glazed garage-style doors that open the rooms to the outdoor space and wood slat screens that filter light. Sustainability is intrinsic to this design.
027 The use of exposed structures that minimize the need for finishes and a building’s carbon footprint analysis are two considerations of sustainable design that are gaining strength in residential architecture.
028 A structure that is lifted off the ground allows for the landscape to regenerate after construction is completed and also, if need be, facilitates the removal of the building.
029 Swing-up-and-fold garage doors maximize solar exposure and allow interior activities to spill outdoors.