TAKT Studio for Architecture | Illawarra
Studio for Architecture and Design - Residential, Public, Commercial, Granny Flats
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Copy of Escarpment House

Located on a large, north facing site of epic proportions within the town, but just below the Illawarra Escarpment; this extension creates a new living area for a family of four and their guests.

Concentrating private spaces within the existing house and adding the new north facing living pavilion allowed for the retention of the 1950s brick bungalow in its entirety making best use of the tighter spaces within.

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Exoskeleton house | Thirroul 2018

Located on a large, north facing site of epic proportions within the town, but just below the Illawarra Escarpment; this extension creates a new living area for a family of four and their guests.

Concentrating private spaces within the existing house and adding the new north facing living pavilion allowed for the retention of the 1950s brick bungalow in its entirety making best use of the tighter spaces within.

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The open living area and its recycled hardwood windows and doors is surrounded by a steel exoskeleton that lifts the roof to admit northern sun deep into the space.

The kitchen as the heart of the family home has been constructed as an integral part of the house with the same materials: hardwood, concrete and cement sheeting.

The existing bungalow has retained echoes of its past with a rounded corner cabinet and hardwood picture rails. Crafted and personal interiors reinvigorate the rooms while the exterior has been given a dark coat of render to blend in with the green surrounds.

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Builder _ Jason Miles Builder
Engineering _ Geoffrey Pryke
Joinery _ Jason Miles Builder
Windows & Doors _ AHJ Architectural Hardwood Joinery

Photography _ Shantanu Starick