Black Box, 2011

This two bedroom addition to a 1930’s Brick Veneer Residence in Melbourne’s east is centred around an external courtyard that provides a link between the house and a detached Sleep Out. 

A clerestorey tower and a two storey component create a bookend effect giving the outdoor space a sense of enclosure.  

The bookend towers - partially visible from the front of the existing house - landmark the new work reflecting the changing needs of its users. 

Opportunity to explore the use of colour and texture internally gives each user a theme with a linking pattern.

Photos by Adrian Rivalland