a changing bungalow / by Phillip Jefferson

In the process of renovating spaces, the bungalow has seen many variations over years.  Footprints remain the same, scale and proportion remain the same but the opposite is true for the enlarged bungalow of larger footprint. This redesign makes use of the existing footprint, while creating a full second floor, which at one time was all contained under the second floor roof structure.  That has changed, but the qualities of the original structure influences the new.  Can we retain the proportion of the that which exists? How about our perception of what a bungalow is or used to be?  In this project, a 1930's bungalow is changing considerably to meet new design standards and client needs.  Though simple ideas shape the form, it mimics language from the original structure.  The small house was always added on in order to make room for growing families.  Large spaces may not be necessary if spaces can be designed simple and efficiently.  Coming soon, is a redesign of the bungalow.  What is the first image or word that comes to mind when someone asks you to describe a bungalow?  Post your comment below.

 Perspective showing rear addition

Perspective showing rear addition