argo street house

In constrained circumstances, determining the form of a house is like blowing up a balloon inside a box. The finding of ‘room’ begins to diminish the self-consciousness of form making and the evidence of the ‘hand’. This does not feel like a threat to authorship, but rather a welcome release from it. In this house we welcomed the test of whether a piece of inner suburban land less than 20 x 10m, originally host to a 19th century workers cottage, could accommodate a family of five – in this instance the demographic shifts within the city became a kind of formwork for the house.

photography: John Bodin

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