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* Residential Architecture: Kooyong Residence by Matt Gibson Architecture

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 23 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Kooyong Residence by Matt Gibson Architecture: “..renovation of this boom style double fronted Victorian home..retain[s] & restore[s] the front section with the potential that it could enable the project as a whole to provoke a richer response when co-aligned with a newer intervention..a story of 2 ‘pavilions’ – at the front the restoration of the existing grander section of the Victorian building and at the rear a new contemporary double storey addition. Both are seemingly separate yet connected via a metaphorical bridge that traverses the courtyard area – acting as a powerful interstitial space mediating the two buildings and history . This glazed bridge transforms through the seasons. In the colder months it performs as an enclosed way and umbilical chord between the buildings. On warmer days it may open up to become external, helping to extend the floor plate of the courtyards for gatherings and sheltered outdoor dining . Doors at either end allow flexibility to open up or close down sections of the house as required. The courtyards also serve to the break up the house into 3 strong programmatic zones –existing structure as master quarters & Drawing room, newer ground floor for living quarters and children’s quarters upstairs..”  Lovely renovation / addition to an existing home; extensive glazing, natural light; indoor/outdoor sensibility; interesting exterior form and interior volumes, materiality; vertical wood cladding and significant interior wood elements..

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image: @ SMG; article: “Kooyong Residence / Matt Gibson Architecture” 22 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/246432&gt;

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