Architect: Nic Owen Architects
I am an architect registered in both NZ and Melbourne Australia. I am committed to creating architecture that is a joy to inhabit through the treatment of space, form, materials , and light. With over 20 years of experience I specialize in one-off, custom, high-end residential architecture.
Architecture which responds to each individual site and environment, creating unique and elegant forms that contribute to the wider community and make a difference to our visual landscape.
This modest-sized semi-detached clinker brick house in Hampton is located on a generous allotment. The owners required more space and desired a strong connection to the outside. The well-traveled couple wanted a tranquil, calm, and relaxing environment to call home.
The journey through this project begins by entering through the renovated house which includes all new / updated facilities. The existing hallway then directs you through a black timber-clad curved tunnel where the end is not visible. The destination is a surprise, the mystery awaits as you track on.
A large light weight timber structure emerges that presents the new open plan living spaces. This tent-like space is orientated to the north surrounded with glass and timber and extends outside with a timber deck. Your destination has been reached – for now, a place to relax and dream of traveling.