Cut Paw Paw

photos by Peter Bennetts

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When a client tells us that they want a strong connection between inside and outside we take it seriously and push the concept until it is almost impossible to distinguish the line between internal space and external space.

At Cut Paw Paw we took galvanised steel shed construction and we pealed back the layers of sheeting until we exposed the frame. At one end is living/kitchen/dinning while at the other end is a music studio. Between is a deck, garden, paving and bathtub. Parts of the garden creep into internal spaces. Parts of the floor spilling into the garden. The entire structure runs along the southern boundary, therefore the house now faces north. Sun and shadow dances through the frame throughout the day, passively warming the house in winter, while keeping it cool in summer.

Check out explanatory diagrams here.