Hampden Highway Home by Archier

Hampden Highway Home is a recent alteration and extension to an 1850 cottage positioned in Battery Level, Australia, by Archier.

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Hampden Highway Home is outlined by a stability between connection and separation.

Our shoppers have been transitioning into retirement, they usually hoped our design would encourage them to share time collectively whereas additionally having the house to independently have interaction with their pursuits. This knowledgeable our method to the connection between the unique Georgian cottage – an necessary heritage constructing in Battery Level – and the brand new addition – a recent glazed pavilion.

Conscious of the historic worth of the location, the alteration and addition to this 1850’s cottage and former milk depot was designed to be unapologetically fashionable whereas remaining sympathetic to its environment via the ‘home and backyard’ typology which references the finer grain historically seen in Battery Level.

As a result of heritage itemizing of the cottage, the pavilion wanted to be discreet. A darkish exterior and low-lying type hides the addition behind the cottage. Utilising your entire web site the pavilion frames quite a few courtyards which distribute the out of doors house via the house. Giant ground to ceiling home windows presents views, filtered by landscaping, via the courtyard to actions occurring elsewhere in the home.

Steady glazing wraps across the central courtyard, reflecting the panorama and neighbouring heritage properties. Semi-gloss rendered partitions, set away from the courtyard home windows, present a backdrop for a powerful artwork assortment, whereas sculptures emerge from moody alcoves, blurring the expertise between dwelling and gallery.

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Consequently, the courtyard, the glazing and the partitions create a semi-permeable veil permitting occupants to stay visually linked whereas partaking in their very own pastimes.

The historic significance of Battery Level bolstered our perception within the significance of making buildings that stand the check of time, informing a palette of sturdy pure supplies of metal, timber, concrete, brass and stone. Thus, transferring via the house, one experiences each the outdated and the brand new, with the continuity within the materiality creating the sense that although every part is totally different, every part is linked.

A music room, containing a baby-grand piano, tasks out into the principle courtyard. Surrounding glass doorways open to remodel the music room from non-public sanctuary right into a public stage. Such options show how the home displays and helps the juxtaposing social and personal components of the shopper’s lives.

A newly added toilet is hid behind a secret door within the hallway. Dramatic pure mild floods the room from a skylight above the bathe, with out altering the heritage envelope.

Images by Adam Gibson

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