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Manly – Archisoul Architects

One of two heritage semi’s that were simultaneously renovated from previously darkly lit cottages to unique additions and light-filled spaces, preserving and honouring the past, whilst celebrating the new.

The southern facing cottage is on less than 200m2 and every square meter is creatively utilized. By prioritising and refining key zones, generous proportions were possible. Through light and height, the feeling of space is calming, the refined material palettes focus on texture, emphasising the character of the old, against the simplicity of the new. The Vitrocsa sliding doors have been carefully positioned to maximise light and minimise overlooking issues from neighbours. The doors and windows have been utilised to their full potential, simultaneously insulating and allowing daylight to penetrate deep into the core of the living space, creating comfortable spaces and reducing the need for lighting. This traditional Australian beachside cottage has now evolved to incorporate European sophistication and comfort.

Architect: Archisoul Architects
Photography: Tom Ferguson
Product: Sliding double glazed doors
Media: Houses Magazine (publication April 2019)

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Vitrocsa sliding doors have been carefully positioned to maximise light... - Jo Gillies, Archisoul