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Australian House is Normcore in the Front, Party in the Back

The clients in Australia asked for an extension to their modest weatherboard home that was "ridiculously inside-out." Most firms would not have known how to interpret that request, but the local practice of Andrew Maynard Architects was only too happy to comply, and decided to connect the existing home to an unfinished steel frame "extension" that was open to the elements. The exposed part of the house contains an al fresco bathtub, a music studio, and a grassy deck that starts where the dining room ends. "Left in a state of deliberate and measured disrepair," the Australian publication Architecture & Design writes, the reimagined building is "both inside and outside, both a garden and a home, both a new building and an old ruin."

· Victoria home deliberately left incomplete by Andrew Maynard Architects [Architecture & Design]
· All Australia coverage [Curbed National]
· All Globe Trotting posts [Curbed National]