This project is an alteration and addition to an Ainslie duplex that had previously been extended. The work involved:- creating a modern kitchen and laundry, - converting the garage into a liveable space,- creating a transparent link to an earlier addition at the back of the block, and- upgrading the central courtyard as the main private outdoor space of the house.
Key elements to the re-design of the courtyard are the surrounding eaves that unify the space and the addition of a water feature as its focus. This water feature also acts as a stair and seating bench and is integrated with the sliding glass doors of the kitchen. When the sliding doors are open, the cool moist breeze and the sound of running water heighten the connection between the kitchen and courtyard.