Lucy Wang

Contemporary Bungalow Triptych Captures Views and Sunlight in Three Directions

by , 03/28/14
filed under: Architecture, gallery



Blee Halligan Architects, bungalow triptych, pitch roof, house extension, machester, black stained timber, balck stained larch, sun’s path, framed views, al fresco dining, solar heat gain, double height windows, timber porch,

The Bungalow Triptych’s three volumes face east, west, and south to capture sunlight from morning to night. The architects arranged the layout and function of the interior to sync with the sun’s path: the kitchen faces east to take in morning light; the south-facing dining room takes advantage of solar heat gain and direct views of the garden; and the living room to the west receives evening light. The double-height windows also frame views of the tree canopy and garden spaces.

Related: Striking Australian Home is Shaped by the Sun’s Path

In contrast to its exterior, the interior of the home is lined with white painted timber. Sliding doors open out from the central dining space to an outdoor patio. A small and informal terrace is also located outside of the kitchen to the east. A short set of stairs connects the extension with the main house, where the architects have also added a new timber porch outside the front entrance.

+ Blee Halligan Architects

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