House renovation concept design

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $150
  • Entries Received: 26
  • Winner: shababhossain

Contest Brief

We have a lovely little one bedroom house in Tasmania, Australia. It suits us really well because it's a good size, with a small garden, whilst being in a beautiful location with fantastic views. It's a house with historical character, which we want to retain, but we would like to renovate mainly to change the following issues:

- The bathroom currently comes directly off the bedroom (awkward when we have visitors)
- There's no guest bedroom or office/study space
- The kitchen is large but impractical and outdated
- The entry to the house is directly into the lounge and we would prefer an entry vestibule/mudroom
- There is no outside eating/courtyard area
- The house is hard to keep warm in winter as it is poorly insulated. It currently has little or no "green" credentials (no double glazing, no PV panels, no solar hot water, etc) and we would like to include some or all of these things

In addition to the above, we have a few "extras" we would like to achieve if possible:

- An externally accessible "studio" that could be used by guests or for short-term rental
- A 2 person sauna
- A garage with space for a car, kayak (hanging from the roof), small "workshop" space, etc

The external walls to the west and south of the building (the sides with the existing bedroom and laundry) can be extended or modified. The façades on the north and east sides should be mostly retained for heritage/planning reasons. Probably some small changes would be accepted on those façades.

The inside layout of the house can be changed. The small laundry addition at the rear can be fully demolished/modified, along with the existing garage.

Otherwise, please show us what you think we could do!

We're open to all good ideas that we can then take further (single or double storey, separate studio or combined with the house) but at this stage we would like only concept sketches (plan and elevations in PDF format).

I've attached a SketchUp file of the existing house for you to use as your base.

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Public Clarification Board

  • gkhatavkar
    gkhatavkar
    • 1 month ago

    Is there any chance to add Entry?

    • 1 month ago
  • gkhatavkar
    gkhatavkar
    • 1 month ago

    #extended

    • 1 month ago
  • cloude90
    cloude90
    • 1 month ago

    Check my entry #31!

    • 1 month ago
  • Omarjmp
    Omarjmp
    • 1 month ago

    Check my entry #37 My best for you ! I'm a dedicated student of architecture !

    • 1 month ago
  • hassanfathi15
    hassanfathi15
    • 1 month ago

    Check #26

    • 1 month ago
  • gkhatavkar
    gkhatavkar
    • 1 month ago

    #extended #extended #sealed #sealed

    • 1 month ago
  • creatiVerksted
    creatiVerksted
    • 1 month ago

    Working on it!

    • 1 month ago
  • cloude90
    cloude90
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, can you #increaseprize #sealed please

    • 1 month ago
  • zeikemike
    zeikemike
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, Kindly upload also lower version of the sketchup file. I'm currently using 2015 version but the uploaded version is 2017 so I cannot open it. Thanks!

    • 1 month ago
  • bjornhjensen
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I've updated the entry description to make it clearer what can be modified in the house structure and what can't be modified. Please let me know if there are any questions.

    • 1 month ago
  • bjornhjensen
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    Hi everybody. Thanks for your interesting ideas so far. Please remember that the external shape of the house on the west and south sides (the sides with the existing bedroom and laundry) could be extended or modified if you want. We look forward to seeing your winning entry!

    • 1 month ago
  • diaparadi
    diaparadi
    • 2 months ago

    Hi, i'm interested, do you have a dwg file of the house? #sealed #increaseprize !

    • 2 months ago
    1. bjornhjensen
      Contest Holder
      • 2 months ago

      Hi Radia. No AutoCAD file is available, only SketchUp sorry.

      • 2 months ago
  • arqfernandezr
    arqfernandezr
    • 2 months ago

    #sealed #increaseprize Please

    • 2 months ago
  • HalaCH
    HalaCH
    • 2 months ago

    Hello, can you #increaseprize #sealed please !!!

    • 2 months ago

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