Dancing House

Responding to the Client’s desire for intimate and comfortable outdoor spaces, this extension project creates a new living wing that lightly connects to the existing Calfornian Bungalow.

By delicately pulling away from the existing structure, the new addition is configured to choreograph the site into a series of 3 courtyards. Each courtyard, has a varying character, that aims to animate and individualise the adjacent living spaces, as the Client couple journey through the house to their inner haven. The delicate interplay between the existing house and the new addition inspired the dancing house moniker.

To accommodate one of the Client’s wheelchair requirements, ramps are integrated skillfully at increments across the site, to create an accessible transition from the rear carport throughout the house.

Photography by Jaime Diaz-Berrio