Tennis Ave Residence – 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (1)

Located in Brisbane, Australia, Tennis Ave Residence is an old house redesigned by DM2 Architecture.

Description by DM2: Occupying a quiet street in a conservative neighbourhood, the additions nestle into the suburban setting respecting the scale, form, and materiality of it’s context. The additions weave between the constraints of a substantial hoop pine, the existing house and a pool sited centrally in the backyard.

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (2)

Presenting a conservative street elevation the extended eaves overhangs combine with a lower pitching height to reduce the height of the addition whilst the dark elevation of the addition blends it into the shadows of the pine. Only the double height glazed entry provides an indicator of the contemporary planning of the addition. The additions focus on the visual awareness and connectedness to the garden and the play of light throughout the created spaces. Whilst the rear of the house opens to the pool and garden via a wall of glazing, the considered positions of openings and window treatments facilitate sight lines throughout the plan whilst also maintaining privacy as desired. These gestures serve to create a light and open interior that captures any available breeze to naturally control the internal climate of the home.

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (7)Conceived as two buildings brought together as one via the unifying entry and linking external facades. The entry punctuates the space, allowing natural light to filter through the timber battened translucent roof to highlight the textured materials of the two parts. The building tectonics reference the vernacular construction of the Queenslander through the expression of the frame/structure and the application of common materials which provide texture and visual interest. The interiors explore the application and layering of natural and tactile materials to create a rich calming ambiance.

Architect: DM2 Architecure Studio
Team members: Brad Muller, Joshua Graham

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (3)

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (6)

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (8)

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (4)

Tennis Ave Residence - 1920s cottage redesigned by DM2 Architecture (5)

blank

Newsletter HomeWorldDesign

To be updated with all the latest projects

Most Recent

Most Popular

Contemporary Workplace with a Distinctive Hotel-Like Aesthetic

Contemporary Workplace with a Distinctive Hotel-Like Aesthetic

Creating a diversity of spaces whereby freedom of choice and movement are key, Woods Bagot has transformed the iconic Palace Hotel into its new Perth contemporary workplace studio.
Little Tuscany Retreat Absorbs the 360 Degrees of Captivating Mountain Views

Little Tuscany Retreat Absorbs the 360 Degrees of Captivating Mountain Views

The Little Tuscany retreat is centered on the idea of bringing family together. The young family of five emphasized their desire to create a home that was meant to be enjoyed by extended family and friends now, and for generations to come.
House for All Seasons / Poly Studio

House for All Seasons / Poly Studio

A House for All Seasons is a contemporary house designed for the evolving needs of a young family within the context of a heritage streetscape in inner-city Melbourne. The design of the form and facades of the house was carefully calibrated to the grain, scale and materiality of neighbouring dwellings.
Los Molles House by Thomas Löwenstein 1

Los Molles House / Thomas Löwenstein

Los Molles House is a private residence designed by Chilean architect Thomas Löwenstein. The house is located near Los Molles beach town, in the...
The Houses on Oak Hill Avenue by Studio 804

The Houses on Oak Hill Avenue, Kansas by Studio 804

Project: The Houses on Oak Hill Avenue Architects: Studio 804 Distinguished Professor: Dan Rockhill Students: Christina Base, Sam Bradley, Gen Daley, Alex Delekta, Blake Firkins, Jacob Hansen,...

More Articles Like This