Perforated metal screens decorate this residential extension built by architecture studio Welsh + Major in a three-metre-wide gap next to a converted grain mill.
Called Darling Lane, the white-painted extension was squeezed in next to a house built in an old warehouse in Sydney, Australia.
Welsh + Major used the airspace over an existing garage to build a two-storey extension to add two more rooms and a bathroom.
The architects also renovated an existing bathroom that used to be suspended from the side of the old grain mill.
Architect: Welsh + Major Architects
Construction: HiSpec Constructions, Burton Built (black bathroom)
Structural Engineer: Cantilever Consulting Engineers
"The existing building is dark, textured," said Welsh + Major. "The new forms are deliberately white."
Three white perforated metal screens shade a covered balcony on the first floor of the extension. Above, a double set of screens cover a window.
The triangular pattern adds interest to the facade and contrasts with the traditional brick exterior of the main house.
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