Renovating legacy buildings often poses difficult problems, but Chan Architects managed to circumvent those issues with 'Brunswick House'. The family home in the Australian town of the same name was built in the traditional Edwardian style, but its renovation opens up the space, taking better advantage of the unique environmental conditions in the sunny region.
Edwardian homes are typically closed off, with a long and narrow layout that offers little exposure to natural light. In order to make Brunswick House brighter and more pleasant as a living space, Chan Architecture replaced the rear wall with a folding series of glass panels. These panels are capable of being removed from the back wall, meaning that the living room can be completely opened up to the air and light that comes in from the backyard.
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