48 Carlisle / Sans-Arc Studio

48 carlisle / sans-arc studio
© David Sievers

The Carlisle Street extension is a foray into a new-Australian vernacular. Familiar materials and form are used with a higher-consideration to context and passive design, exploring a vernacular for the modern-day. The extension is restrained and simple; a volume of space that is light-filled and expansive yet private.

48 carlisle / sans-arc studio
© David Sievers

The brief called for a clean, light-filled extension, primarily encompassing Kitchen, Living, Dining and outdoor areas. The client was inclined toward a Scandinavian aesthetic, but also wanted to embrace context. This was the catalyst for an exploration of a ‘modern-vernacular’ where the historical style of Adelaide housing was to be interpreted in a modern, considered and environmentally conscious manner.

48 carlisle / sans-arc studio
© David Sievers

Familiar Australian materials were used with sustainably sourced timber and good material efficiency, the use of steel was minimised and the program looked to simplify the extension down to its basic elements. The result was a single volume of space that is adaptable, flexible and enough for a family. The biggest was challenge was to create something that looked ‘Australian’ while rectifying the old problem of Australian houses having poor environmental performance.

48 carlisle / sans-arc studio
© David Sievers

Reverse brick veneer creates a well-insulated envelope and Hydronic-underfloor heating keeps the space warm in winter. The clean expressed gable ceiling in is tension with the natural ventilation which draws cool air from the south and vents at high levels to the North and West.

Project Details:

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Area: 100 sqm
Architects: Sans-Arc Studio – www.sansarcstudio.com.au
Photographs: David Sievers

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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