Willoughby House 1
The context of Willoughby House is within a quiet suburban setting, comprised of modest bungalows and nondescript newer houses. The area does not call out for statement architecture, so the decision was made to locate additions to the rear of the existing bungalow, wholly concealing their presence from the street. This is achieved with a new living 'wing' along the southern boundary of the property, located below an extension of the existing terracotta tiled roof. A linear outdoor space runs the length of the additions, providing a desirable relationship between indoor and outdoor zones, while taking advantage of natural light and airflow. The simple materiality of the new works takes from the material palette of the existing house, while interpreting it in a playful manner.