Black Box Malvern


Black Box Addition, Malvern


Builder Quigley Building

Photography Sam Noonan Photography

Black Box at Malvern is a sculpted contemporary container addition designed for our client’s ever-changing art collection. An extension to a 1920’s bungalow, new built form has been defined in black steel and brick, distinctly contrasting the existing, white-painted brick and render. Never seeking to blend or match, the black contrasts in both form and colour.

An existing Willow Myrtle, its gnarled, knobbly trunk and contrasting feathery foliage was retained and helped inform a design response that saw the eventual floorplate hold tight to the existing home, extending laterally across the site rather than stretching towards the rear, savouring the tree.

The home addition stands bold in black, with a sense of formality through its structured container form, offset with a softer interior palette. The result is a home reminding our clients that beyond a canvas for artwork, the space is also, and more importantly, a canvas for family life.

© Archaea Architects

96 Flinders St, Adelaide

+61 447 440 640


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