Project / Completed 2021
The local project
“A minimal palette of materials defines the interiority; some spaces are light and airy with plywood joinery and terrazzo while others are darker and more encasing, creating compression and expansion as one moves through the home.”
Extending on from an existing weatherboard cottage in Melbourne’s north-east, House K is a modern home inspired by its original heritage. Focusing on natural textures, the space features a backdrop of terrazzo, plywood joinery and hardwood windows along with contrasting pops of red and green for an element of boldness.
Kart Projects is a Melbourne-based architectural practice exhibiting a growing portfolio of new houses, renovations and extensions, multi-residential developments along with a number of education, kindergarten and community projects. The practice prides themselves on their holistic approach to design as well as their philosophy that ‘good design interventions can be made at any scale and enrich people’s experiences of place and space’.
The vision for the single story dwelling was to retain as much of the garden as possible on the relatively small block. With that in mind, Kart Projects strategically removed an old lean-to to allow for a 50m2 extension. Internally, the clever use of joinery deliberately conceals evidence of busyness whilst also extending the home for an added sense of calmness and space.
House K is encased in a number of GoodWood Victorian ash windows and doors, connecting the outside with in and creating flow with the soft plywood interior. Sustainably sourced and manufactured at our world class facility, GoodWood Victorian ash is hard-wearing, strong and visually stunning, making it a popular choice for timber windows and doors. Find out more about GoodWood here.
“[GoodWood] Victorian ash was used for all new windows and sliding doors for its durability and natural colour, continuing the line of plywood interior walls and joinery internally and contrasting externally with the bold colour of the extension.”