호주 멜버른의 2베드룸 방갈로의 후면으로 484 평방피트를 확장하였다. 현재 크기 1,560평방피트의 주택을 재구성하고 확장하면서 3번째 침실과 욕실, 중앙 거실라운지를 추가할 수 있었다.
새로 추가된 부분은 마치 테트리스와 같은 구성으로 배열되었기에, 이 프로젝트의 이름은 <테트리스 확장(Tetris Extension)>이라는 재미난 이름으로 붙여졌다.
Like a Tetris Game, an Australian Extension Locks Old With New
A rear extension makes this bungalow in a Melbourne suburb more suitable for a growing family.
In the suburb of Ascot Vale, northwest of Melbourne, architect and photographer Jaime Diaz-Berrio teamed up with architect Mark Allan of Crosshatch to create a 484-square-foot rear extension for a two-bedroom bungalow. The reconfiguration and expansion of the now 1,560-square-foot residence adds a third bedroom, bathroom, and central living lounge.
This is the second project that Crosshatch has designed for this client, a young family who love the character of their old Californian-style bungalow but realized they needed more space for their growing children.
The duo named the project Tetris Extension because the forms of the new addition are arranged in a Tetris-like configuration that’s expressed in the plan, elevation, and section.
"The interlocking volumes unite the form and function of the old and new," says Allan. "The Tetris concept is further iterated through the interior detailing, including bespoke cabinetry and custom kitchen door handles."
The house’s original Californian bungalow facade was retained, so the modern extension is not visible from the street, and only reveals itself as the user walks through the old house.
The additional 484 square feet allowed the architects to reconfigure the floor plan to accommodate three generous bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sun-drenched, central courtyard that can be accessed from the kitchen/dining area, living room, and the kids’ play room.