This House-Shaped Addition Was Deisgned by 'Vokes and Peters'

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 2, 2015
References: vokesandpeters & dezeen
The architecture studio 'Vokes and Peters' recently designed a cottage-like home extension for a residence in Queensland, Australia. For home owners with small properties, building an addition is an easy way to maximize space. However, it can be difficult to design an extension that complements the existing structure.

Vokes and Peters managed to double the size of a single-story bungalow called 'West End Cottage' by adding an extension. The addition is located at the back of the home and it is designed to complement the home's original character. The new addition mirrors Queensland's traditional vernacular style and the aesthetics of heritage buildings. While the extension blends into the existing home, it features some subtle differences, such as horizontal wooden cladding boards and black walls.

The cottage-like extension demonstrates how architects can marry traditional design with modern materials.