Blackbutt House

Canberra, Australia

 

The Blackbutt House is a strategic upper level addition to a single storey dwelling adding modern living and bedroom quarters, maximising views and minimising costs. An upper level fuselage spans the pair of ground level buildings to establish a dynamic counterpoint, cantilevering to project views from the elevated vantage and maximise solar gain. The existing rooftops are transformed into upper level decks.  The design allows for maximum prefabrication of building elements and avoids alteration to the existing construction.