Architectural Masonry/ Architectural Brick
Hoddle House is an alteration and addition to an existing 1930s brick dwelling with a rear 1970s addition. Our client, a young family, required additional space for their young children to explore. The existing residence would contain the bedroom wing and a rear addition would provide new living areas. Externally, the addition offers a first impression of solidity, reminiscent of the existing 1930s brick dwelling it is connected to. However, sheer curtaining coupled with variegated window heights and depths blurs this static formalism. Whilst the street is textured with weatherboard, brick and stucco single dwellings and apartments, a common feature is the hipped roof. In this addition, the exterior roof form is hidden from view. It is not until one experiences the internal spaces of the addition that the angular forms of the hip roof type appear, in the form of dramatically raking ceilings.
“This elegant project is a brilliant celebration of masonry brick, its tough yet velvety, shimmering form playing with scales and proportions to present an unobtrusive yet confident addition."
- Jury 2016 -