Sans-Arc Studio has added a playful kitchen extension to a cottage in Torrensville, Australia, which is characterised by white-plaster walls, arches and terrazzo.

Named the Plaster Exciting Property, the house is intended to be a enjoyable, light and compact space that contrasts with the city’s commonplace brown-brick homes.

Australian practice Sans-Arc Studio accomplished this by taking cues from the client’s like for each art deco and P&ampO architecture – a style that evolved from the recognition of cruise liners in the 1930s.

Plaster Fun House by Sans-Arc Studio

“The alteration has upgraded the cottage into an expansive and functional house. It is a playful and light-filled space for the consumers to cook, entertain and unwind in,” explained the studio.

“The project intentionally resists the surrounding creating types, forming its personal identity by means of the use of plaster and arches,” it continued. “The space feels like an oasis – a vibrant, art-deco moment.

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Plaster Fun House by Sans-Arc Studio

Prior to the project, the cottage had “a very good-sized dining area”, which Sans-Arc Studio chose to integrate into the Plaster Exciting Property extension to produce a linear open-strategy kitchen and dining area.

To tie the two spaces with each other, the studio placed a significant, pastel-pink terrazzo breakfast bar at the centre, which now types the heart of the space.

Plaster Fun House by Sans-Arc Studio

“The lengthy terrazzo bench is a distinctive function that ties the old and new with each other, supplying a focal point for the home and is central to the convivial nature of the space,” stated the studio.

Sans-Arc Studio has teamed the terrazzo unit with duck-egg blue kitchen cabinetry and tiles, alongside an abundance of brass detailing, noticed on the spherical hanging lights and a bookshelf on 1 of the walls.

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Plaster Fun House by Sans-Arc Studio

To guarantee the extension is nicely lit by all-natural daylight, Sans-Arch Studio punctured the new east-facing wall with a significant arched window and door.

Beside them, a curved corner bench doubles as a reading nook, intended to encourage the consumers to sit and unwind in the sun, even though spending time socialising in the space.

Plaster Fun House by Sans-Arc Studio

As portion of the Plaster Exciting Property extension, a utility area was introduced and the home’s current ground-floor bathroom was also doubled in size.

The brass facts and blue tiles that fill the the kitchen continue into the bathroom, which is topped by a giant skylight.

Plaster Fun House by Sans-Arc Studio

Sans-Arc Studio is an architecture studio with offices in Melbourne and Adelaide. Alongside Plaster Exciting Property, the studio has updated a classic fish and chip shop with terrazzo, timber and tiles, and developed a cabin-inspired bar and kitchen.

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Photography is by Tash McCammon.

Project credits:

Architect: Sans-Arc Studio
Builder: Develop Inc
Landscape: Pad Studio
Benchtops: Appreciate Concrete
Lighting: Douglas and Bec
Windows: Steel and Smith


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