Designed as a modern private house in Australia, the Hamersley Road Residence attracts a great attention due to its imposing architecture and powerful indoor-outdoor connection. From an early 1900′s Australian workers cottage, the glamorous Hamersley Road Residence was creatively turned by Studio 53 into a gorgeous and cozy family private residence. It is interesting to note that despite the fact of being untouched for over 90 years, the existing building was successfully rescued and revitalized. The most remarkable feature of the residence is a unique yellow ‘box’ set on top of the ground floor behind the gable of the existing home. According to the architects, the box was wrapped in a perforated screen to shade and protect living spaces from the sun.
“The conception of the box is integral to the design of this house. Internally, the box is its own zone; bedrooms, bathroom and play room for the children. Externally the box defines the character of the extension, highlighting the change from existing house to contemporary home in a sympathetic but contrasting manner.”, explained the architects.