- Article by Townsend + Associates Architects
- Photography by Cameron Bloom
- Architect Townsend + Associates Architects
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A contemporary addition to a 1950s dwelling, the Rush House provides a young family with a flexible arrangement of living spaces, whilst preserving the character of the existing building. The physical and visual connection between internal and external living spaces has been thoughtfully crafted facilitating a healthy, naturally ventilated indoor environment, and a safe and social outdoor space.
The new wing is positioned thoughtfully to maintain natural light and privacy for the existing rooms, and wraps around a mature Liquidambar tree – shading a new outdoor living area.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.