This remodeling has been carried out by the architecture studio maarch in Boya, WA, Australia, in 2016, requiring careful consideration about the architectural location within the natural environment. An extension for the garden and kitchen room was requested, as well as interior and exterior renovations. These all resulted in a contemporary design, a steel and glass box. The original building, largely masonry (brown brick with concrete floors), had low ceilings, although it did offer good qualities of thermal mass.
The glass walls frame the exterior view of the vegetation and rocks and establish a relationship between the configuration of the house and the landscape that previously did not exist. An external bench seat in cement finish forms the edge of the garden. The design opens to the elements, allowing the owners to transport themselves inside the landscape, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
View in galleryMinimalist kitchen in white and beigeView in galleryKitchen with integrated dining roomView in galleryLarge kitchen with dark wood floorsView in galleryModern dining room with glass wallsView in galleryDining room with glass walls
The building integrates principles of good natural ventilation, with vents blowing away hot air at night with refreshing breezes from the east. Measures against insects are also in place. Light and shadow are balanced between the old and the new, which is achieved in an intelligent architectural solution.
Terrace with wooden floors
Minimalist kitchen in white and beige
Kitchen with integrated dining room
Large kitchen with dark wood floors
Modern dining room with glass walls
Dining room with glass walls
Exterior night view
Interior view from the outside
Night view of the construction surrounded by nature
A House Where you Can Live and Feel Nature