A Curvy Modernist Home Gets A Sharp Contemporary Extension

This late modernist Malvern home featured a curved timber roof and a glorious wall of curved glass, bending around rear living area. Architecture Architecture came in with a mission not only to retain these features, but to celebrate them.

The brief was to extend the home – sensitively. It was of utmost importance that the extension didn’t compromise the curve of the original roofline. ‘We’ve elevated the extension over the original house, creating a space between the two volumes,’ explains architect, Nick James. ‘It’s architectural social distancing.’

While the internal room sequence has been retained, the internal spaces have been gutted and opened up to reveal more of the glass curved wall, and the domed roof has been buttressed with timber supports to emphasise its eye-catching waves. ‘Clearing and simplifying the internal layout has brought this feature back to life, while enhancing the connections between the living areas and the

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