inverted truss, rear adds, ashbury

Existing Californian Bungalow with fibro lean-to add-ons to rear with cold and dark Living, Dining and Kitchen areas with no connection to the rear yard.

New works included demolishing rear add-ons and building new Living, Dining, Kitchen areas in an open plan format but with an L-shaped configuration to maintain a sense of zoning. The rear of the dwelling faces south so an inverted truss roof design was implemented to achieve a bank of high-level north facing glazing. Solar angles where calculated to maximise winter sun penetration into dwelling with appropriate eave depth and raked ceiling angles. Living areas now flow out to under cover rear timber deck and yard areas.