Australian Institute of Architects (Tas Chapter), Residential Architecture – Alterations and Additions Award 2012
The Patrick Street Residence is a clear, refined and complementary addition to a respectfully restored late Federation Queen Anne cottage in West Hobart. Whilst doubling the area of the existing cottage, the addition is discreetly scaled and arranged carefully around the low central spine which continues the line of existing corridor through the length of the building as it seamlessly expands into the living areas and outdoor room. This glass walled courtyard becomes the centrepiece of the home, bathing it in light and introducing a playful ambiguous quality about the threshold to outside. Clever lighting and ventilation strategies combine with calm material choices, considered detailing and quality construction.