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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

The Plinth House in Langdons Hill, Australia by Luke Stanley Architects

 
January 21st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Luke Stanley Architects

Sitting neatly against the backdrop of the original house, this simple extension takes advantage of its picturesque location. A series of new timber blades contain a north facing extension, with a feature window that frames a commanding view of the surrounding countryside. A new pergola provides relief from the harsh summer sun and completes the external transformation.

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

  • Architects: Luke Stanley Architects
  • Project: The Plinth House
  • Location: Langdons Hill, Victoria 3363 Australia
  • Photography: Hilary Bradford
  • Software used: Sketchup
  • Completed: 2014
  • Area: 
    • Existing House – 103m2
    • Extension – 8m2
    • Shed&Carport – 140m2

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Believing that bigger is not always better, the extension was designed as just enough to provide a more comfortable living space and new kitchen with island bench. The living area was reorientated towards the north facing feature window and timber blades. These blades were continued inside to create niches for bookshelves and firewood storage. The fireplace was relocated to a new concrete hearth, reminiscent of the in-situ concrete plinth that surrounds the house.

Overall, a sympathetic palette of materials was selected to enhance and maintain the character of this rural home. Any new works (including a shed and carport) were clad in a lighter timber to clearly identify the evolution of the property.

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford

Image Courtesy © Luke Stanley Architects

Image Courtesy © Luke Stanley Architects

Image Courtesy © Luke Stanley Architects

Image Courtesy © Luke Stanley Architects

Image Courtesy © Luke Stanley Architects

Image Courtesy © Luke Stanley Architects

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