The Summit is a renovation and extension to an idiosyncratic late modernist home in Malvern.
The original house features a boldly curved roof structure, delicately supported on a string of steel posts which run the length of the building. A curved wall of glass emulates the roof form, bending inwards to create a more generous side garden. With glass and garden on all sides, the house is awash with natural light.
Working collaboratively with the builders at Sinjen Group, Architecture architecture have retained and celebrated these existing features. Internal spaces have been remodelled to expose more of the curved glass, bringing the living areas into immediate contact with the side garden. The original curved ceiling has also been retained and is now lined with timber battens to accentuate this unique feature.
Where a first floor extension has been added, Architecture architecture have been careful not to dilute the clarity of the curved roof form. With great sensitivity, the upper level has been perched as if to hover over the original, allowing new and old to exist harmoniously.
At the rear of the property, Architecture architecture’s vision finds full force, introducing an entirely contemporary composition of two parts, respectively grounded and lofty.