Dublin-based ODOSarchitects seems to have reached inside the guts of a farmhouse and stable complex in Ireland to pull out a long and narrow addition, with glazing on all sides looking out onto the historic property. The box extension is all clean lines and minimalism, in contrast to the crumbling stone.
A black-and-white modern addition is slotted right into the walled garden of a Victorian house in Melbourne, connected to the main building with a long and narrow wing. Faced with lots of glass, the new structure glows like a lantern at night, yet remains private.
The Backpack House is a self-contained structure that essentially dangles off the side of an existing building, adding to it in a way that can be temporary if desired. It also enables people who live on middle floors of a multi-level apartment building or condominium to expand their living space even though they don’t have access to the roof or the ground.
A Victorian home in London gets an expansive new space that complements the original features. The owner-architect at Studio Octopi used folded paper models to find a shape that would make the most of the odd-sized triangular plot, and the result is a pleasingly geometric addition clad in black zinc.