Barrow house timber boxes architecture designed by Andrew Maynard Architects, located in Brunswick, Melbourne. This wooden house get separate actions in a variety of shapes, which united, create an interior of differing volumes and organizations, providing an interesting double story addition to this weatherboard house.
The house have new addition and the extension to the old part of the wooden house, at the western end of the site, openly embrace this central garden space. Definition between indoor and outdoor is blurred by the transparent divisions of bifold doors and large windows, and central outdoor spaces becomes part of the living circulation space as the diurnal patterns of the occupants see them traverse the courtyard to the rear living quarters.
This unconventional approach to massing and window design subverts the conservative planar nature of a ‘box’. The movement of the shadows created by these extruding or intruding elements are tracked on the external facade and internal environment, creating varying patterns and giving the extension an undefined geometry. The external timber cladding wraps itself inside and fuses the extension into the original house, where the old living space now is occupied as a bathroom. Here, there is no evidence of conventional bathroom materiality, the room still maintaining its appearance as a living/dining space.