Green House
© Jade Cantwell

Green House 

Circle Studio Architects

AREA
53 M²

YEAR
2021

PHOTOGRAPHS
Jade Cantwell

MANUFACTURERS
Louis Poulsen, Laminex, Academy Tiles, Classic Ceramic, Solid Timber, Spotted Gum

BUILDERS
Woollard Constructions

STYLING
Bea & Co.

CATEGORY
Houses, Extension

LOCATION
Melbourne, Australia

This project was an extension to an existing weatherboard house in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Green House
© Jade Cantwell
Green House
© Jade Cantwell

Whilst the site was a considerable size, the client was after a modest solution that retained the large backyard and provided a warm private sanctuary to relax, unwind, and have a glass of wine.

South-facing backyards are always a challenge when the best natural light is obscured by the other half of the home.

Green House
© Jade Cantwell
Green House
© Jade Cantwell
Green House
© Jade Cantwell
Green House
© Jade Cantwell
Green House
© Jade Cantwell

To catch as much light as possible, the roof was lifted over the existing house, with clerestory windows scooping in the northern sunlight.

The exterior is clad with deep green tiles reminiscent of the old pubs of the north, which catch the light as the sun changes its path throughout the day.  A spotted gum deck and window box contrast against the green.

On the inside, timber joinery warms the space and a window seat tucked into the corner provides a private place to read a book with a cup of tea in hand.

Green House
© Jade Cantwell


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Plan
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Section 01


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East Elevation
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North Elevation
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South Elevation