River House

On a difficult site wedged between a large rock-face and the river, this project has two distinct halves requiring distinct yet complementary approaches. The renovation of an existing home and the construction of a new one-bedroom suite beyond. The house's north-east outlook, combined with the building's structural grid establishes the rhythm of the space – the grid creates three floors of roughly equal size with ventilation along the southern wall adjacent to the rock-face.

 

The planning focuses on creating simple volumes and flowing spaces with varying levels of privacy and separation to suit a family with teenagers. The result was an informed assembly of clean lines, textured materials and a congruous structure that nestles into the landscape.