Michiru Higginbotham has created and designed Hargrave Cottage in Paddington, Australia.
Hargrave Cottage navigates the relationship between its heritage context, tight urban site and the progressive lifestyle of its young professional occupants, along with their wishes for privacy, prospect and love of entertaining.
"The project adds a contemporary layer to the traditional, taking cues from the period expression, and crafting into the new," said Michiru Higginbotham.
In keeping with the frugal theme and paying homage to an era of limited resources in which the cottage was originally built, the chosen interior VJ Weathertex sheets echoed the exterior weatherboard.
Cost-effective and in lieu of rendering walls, the sheets have impressive sustainability credentials originating from recycled Australian timber and a zero-carbon footprint.