Alterations & additions: this project was to enlarge the living areas of an existing house & relate them to an established garden.

The scale of the house is made intentionally lower than the scale of the garden so that the house appears to sit within the garden; a pond was used to mediate the level change between the floor of the house & the garden. To retain privacy from an overlooking neighbouring house, stepping joinery units are used to screen the interiors while allowing views to the garden.

Details include: combination pond & garden bed; stained & waxed floor; oculus skylight; built-in sofa; retractable curtain; pocket sliding doors.

Project designed in collaboration with Brian Kiernan.