Henry St House

Eugene Cheah Architecture

This project takes a holistic approach to sustainability, encompassing all elements of design approach, fabrication and construction methodology, material choice, internal environmental quality, energy use and considers the life cycle of the building. All within the constraints of a small residential interior architecture project on a tight budget. In keeping with the unassuming character and intent of the original weatherboard cottage, this addition is modest in scale and budget. The new addition is an extension of, and contrast with, the existing fabric. The structure and cladding of the extension is almost entirely of a singular material – laminated hoop pine – acting as a unifying texture.