The brief for Little Paddo was simple; to transform a stuffy old attic conversion into a well ventilated, light filled, flexible studio that accommodated a work-from-home study, a place to play and compose music, ample storage, a fold-out bed and a laundry.

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Project Name: Little Paddo
Studio Name: Anton Kouzmin Architecture
Location: Paddington, Australia
Photography: Katherine Lu
Project size: 50 m2
Site size: 150 m2
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 3

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Staircase ©Katherine Lu

The project was an exercise in peeling away and pulling apart the old interior to increase the perception of space.

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Bedroom ©Katherine Lu

A swiss army knife of various joinery components were then added to accommodate a range of overlapping functions; all within the heritage fabric of a Paddington terrace house.

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Exterior View ©Katherine Lu

A solar array was installed in tandem with new skylights and roof ventilators. The result is a balanced, wonderfully radiant space that helps ventilate the house below and provides an inspiring environment to work from home.

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