extension in Preston in the northern suburbs of Melbourne is a perfect
example of the way that Freda combines the raw aesthetic of 'off-the-shelf'
trusses, poles and zincalume steel sheet with a rich combination of coloures
glass tiles, beautiful Australian timber benchtops and light plywood cupboards.
All these elements are arranged so that the distinction between inside
and outside is melted away in both summer and winter.
pergola is constructed from lightweight galvanised steel trusses and
radially sawn hardwood beams to support a deciduous vine which will
shade the north-facing windows in summer. When the leaves fall in winter
the pergola and vine stalks will have a very light appearance due to
the sparse structure.