The project expands a 30-year old brick veneer house at Rye. In this case the beach house is no longer a ‘getaway place,’ but rather a ‘home,’ endowed with associations of permanence and stability.
A new wing attaches to the western corner of the old house, and bends and rises to address distant views across Port Phillip Bay to Queenscliff. The extension provides a new governing order of identity and retreat for the client. Detail gestures allude to the commonplace detail of the existing and further extension of space by implying movement to the outside.
RAIA Merit Award for Residential Alterations and Extensions 1990