The alteration of a traditional terrace house in the quiet Sydney suburb of Paddington for a newly married couple.

The scheme increased the operative potential of the home while at the same time reducing its square meter footprint. The house was designed to ‘fold’; expanding in summer and during the day, contracting in winter and during the night. Every new space was linked to an auxiliary outdoor courtyard; allowing the interior to spill from the building and borrow the landscape. It is anticipated that this adaptability would play a role over longer periods of time enabling the couple to manipulate the operation of their home as their family evolves in the future.

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