architecture matters p/l

Elwood additions, alterations & garage Through the refurbishment of the rear ground floor of the already twice renovated and extended 1920s villa and the rebuilding of the garage to form a visually arresting backdrop to the rear courtyard, this project significantly improved the feel, function and the thermal performance of the house whilst greatly enhancing the relationship between the property’s internal and external spaces. The visual prominence of the garage from the house presented the opportunity to make an interesting architectural statement with a building element that rarely warrants or achieves such attention. A strongly geometric array of steel framed bi-fold doors glazed with three types of translucent polycarbonate panelling creates a vibrant screen to the otherwise conventional garage behind - this is ‘thin’ architecture’.