An early Victorian workers cottage has a familiar and specific spatial quality that is connected to an efficiency in its means of construction and a considered use of ornament. This home has been expanded to meet the needs of an inner city family in a way that builds on tradition by a reframing to align with contemporary needs. The project embodies concepts that support small footprint living while also revisiting spatial traditions of the original house and by exploring alternatives for the spatial organization of small spaces. The external facades respond more specifically to climate and privacy rather than the evolving neighboring context. Windows have been minimized and screened however daylight access has not been compromised. Off the shelf materials have have been selected for efficiency and are used with minimal detail modification. The external color selected captures the dramatic movement of afternoon shadows cast by a street tree and enlivened by the texture of the metal cladding.
▼根据需求立面可以打开或者完全封闭起来，the facade can open or close completed under different needs
▼立面的滑动门利用穿孔金属包覆材料制成，在保障隐私的同时降低对光线的阻碍；the facade sliding door uses perforated medal cladding, protecting the privacy without compromising the daylight
From front yard into the existing house an economical use of ornament is paired with a series of rooms off a corridor. As the addition begins the economical use of ornament is maintained however in this case via exposing rather than concealing the structure of the house. The spatial qualities also changes to a composition of 4 x 5 meter rooms which are divided by an enclosed stair flanked by smaller connecting spaces. The smaller spaces and the dividing device provides a focus on the quality and utility of individual rooms, an evolution of the particularities of the internal spaces of the workers cottage.
▼客厅利用天窗和侧窗为室内引入日光，屋顶结构被裸露出来；the skylight and the side window in the living room allow daylight to penetrate in while the ceiling structure is exposed
▼客厅一侧的走廊通向后方的厨房和餐厅，the corridor that leads to the back kitchen and dinning area
▼用餐区域，the dinning area
▼走廊一直延伸到后门，the corridor crosses through the whole building, all the way to the back door
The separate yet connected spaces operate in both a horizontal and vertical direction, creating space for play, for both children and light. The vertical connection is an opportunity to curate daylight. Giving each space, from living spaces to the stair space, its own particular qualities of light, varying as you move through the home. Capturing the specifics of each space and changes in weather to the passing of time.
▼通向二层的楼梯的顶部天窗引入日光，the skylight above the staircase leads daylight in to illuminate the staircase space
▼楼梯顶部的天窗，the skylight above the staircase
▼场地平面，the site plan
▼首层平面，the ground floor plan
▼二层平面，the first floor plan