Light Saw House / Zen Architects
Philip Building Group Manufacturers: Eco Timber, Pickering Joinery, Metal Cladding Systems, Vestis Aluminium Save this picture!© Derek Swalwell+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885808/light-saw-house-zen-architects Clipboard Eckersley Garden Architecture Landscaping: CopyHouses•Melbourne, Australia Area: 225 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Builder: Light Saw House / Zen Architects Year: “COPY” 2016 Architects: Zen Architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Australia Light Saw House / Zen ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLight Saw House / Zen Architects Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/885808/light-saw-house-zen-architects Clipboard Engineer:Keith Patrick & AssociatesDesign Team:Ric Zen, Penny Guild, Luke RhodesCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellText description provided by the architects. Our Light Saw House represents a contemporary, design based solution to sustainable architecture.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellBuilt upon an existing double fronted Edwardian weatherboard, our clients sought a local architectural response to a property they had owned for some time, but not lived in for 15 years whilst overseas.Save this picture!© Derek SwalwellTo accomplish the project requirements, the original house was retained, but retro-fit in such a way as to exceed current building standards. A compact extension to the rear addresses the need to bring light and warmth over the top of the existing house. The volumes created allow the compact floor plan to feel generous and in proportion to the original house while simultaneously allowing for garden views from all new rooms.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanRecycled or recyclable materials are preferenced throughout. Existing external brick paving, paths and garden beds were salvaged and re-imagined internally to connect the garden to the wet areas. Key trees, retained and protected during construction, now thrive within a newly landscaped environmentSave this picture!© Derek SwalwellProject gallerySee allShow lessPure House Boutique Hotel / Yueji Architectural Design OfficeArchitecture ClassicsClément Blanchet Architecture Designs Agriculturally Inspired Research Center for Ca…Unbuilt Project Share Photographs: Derek Swalwell Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs CopyAbout this officeZen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneAustraliaPublished on December 21, 2017Cite: “Light Saw House / Zen Architects” 21 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.