Complex Balance of Heritage
Finding the balance between maintaining the heritage significance of the building while adapting it to work in a modern context can be a challenging proposition. The clients were faced with the conundrum of adapting the two storey semi-detached house with heritage significance to meet the needs of contemporary living and energy efficiency requirements. Keeping this in mind, the design expanded the floor spaces at the rear of the residence, taking advantage of the north-eastern orientation to provide greater solar access. New living spaces at the ground floor and new larger bedrooms on the first floor remain sympathetic to the original form of the dwelling from the streetscape, which remains predominantly intact.