An Edwardian cottage in Melbourne received a beautiful garden pavilion addition by Clare Cousins Architects. The Baffle House stays true to its name as the architects used baffles to protect the house from the sun while creating a beautiful facade that connects with the garden and also gives the house dramatic shadows in the morning and the afternoon. You may recognise some Clare Cousins trademark finishes from our siesta campaign or even our plywood inspiration post.
This north-facing pavilion blends the old and the new cottage beautifully as the framework of the baffles creates a contrast with the brick and shingles cottage. It’s no wonder that the house has been awarded the winner of the 2016 House Alteration & Addition under 200m2 of the Houses Awards 2016.
This contemporary garden pavilion is a compact addition to an Edwardian cottage. Conceived to maximise exposure to a small, sculptural garden, the pavilion achieves porosity between the interior and exterior. The structural steel baffle regulates sunlight, providing protection from the summer sun and casting dramatic shadows throughout the day.