A compact and stylish addition to a bijou cottage in Kensington, Melbourne. By sinking the extension into the ground Architects EAT have created a large, open living area that spills into an internal courtyard. Further down a corridor that skirts the courtyard (hi there cute reinforcing rod vertical garden!) is a 2 storey addition containing an enviable studio workroom and master bedroom and ensuite above. 165m2 of clever solutions to living large in a small footprint. Photography by James Coombe.