Antony Martin, director of MRTN Architects, is the primary to confess this Kyneton undertaking explores two design goals seemingly at reverse ends of the spectrum: an ‘ageing in place’ technique for the house owners, and a sculptural response to the panorama and backyard.
As contradictory as these goals could appear, Kyneton Home achieves each, by designing a step-free extension inside a putting cantilevered type.
Merely talking, the architects have created an elevated extension containing the principle bed room, and a brand new carport beneath. An elevator connects to the principle degree of the present 1977 home designed by architect Ken Robinson, in addition to the brand new bed room suite, eliminating the necessity for stairs.
Not solely does the elevated type of the extension enable house beneath for the brand new carport, it respects the shoppers’ beloved backyard.
‘They’ve spent a variety of effort in profiting from the unique 1977 residence, and as they’re each very eager gardeners, have actually taken on the substantial gardens as an ongoing undertaking that they proceed to work on and enhance,’ says Antony. ‘Their affection for his or her residence actually was the genesis of the undertaking, as they needed to create an addition that additionally ensured their long run enjoyment of the home effectively into the long run.’
Using easy black bars on the extension evokes the metallic sculptures of Tony Smith and Anthony Caro, with cladding that gives a recessive backdrop to the encircling greenery.
Internally, the shoppers requested wealthy, pure supplies to evoke a gallery expertise. An in depth use of timber panels creates a chilled and dramatic inside as a backdrop for his or her artwork assortment, whereas tying with the unique materials palette encompassing bricks and ceiling lining boards from demolished native homes.
The finished undertaking has prolonged and elevated this attention-grabbing residence, each actually and figuratively, to assist the shoppers effectively into the long run!