A new residential extension and refurbishment to a Richmond home. The extension is characterised by a 2.5 metre deep steel cantilevered canopy, laser cut from a pattern derived from the clients dress that was worn on a first date. Each panel is rusted to varying degrees creating surfaces that register the pattern of climate before being permanently sealed in that state. The openings, which are orientated south, allow direct sunlight to penetrate through onto a polished concrete floor creating shadows and light pools that move through the space throughout the day.
Through time, as light levels and angles change, the British seasons paint different intensities of light onto the interior. New accommodation provides a kitchen, dining areas and a reading space. Contained within the rear circular space is the family dining area that acts as a symbolic home for the family that come together to eat in a specific space. The dining space is open to the kitchen but also provides an intimate and protected area offering specific views of the garden behind.