Name: Light Cannon House
Designer: Carter Williamson Architects
Location: Annadale, Australia
Light Cannon House is a minimalist house located in Annadale, Australia, designed by Carter Williamson Architects. When the clients first approached the architects, the architects realized a plethora of beautiful artwork that was poorly displayed in a gloom interior. The architects wanted to great a well-lit interior to showcase the artwork. As the conversation developed they started referring to the roof forms as light cannons, distant relations of those found in Le Corbusier’s La Tourette.
The alterations have added a meagre 22 sqm to the existing footprint, re-purposing or swelling existing volume where possible to create more functional spaces. No additional bedrooms were added, rather the existing front bedroom was retained and left untouched. The single story form to the rear remained as the living space but pushed to the boundary to reclaim the unusable and neglected breezeway space.