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Adams House

Location:
Sydney
Type:
House
Year:
1999
Architect:
Alex Popov
Photographer:
Kraig Carlstrom
The house is divided into 2 volumes -
1 for the owners and 1 for the guests.

Its figure is essential; a white volume with an overhanging copper roof and a measured sequence of terraces that contribute, with the large windows to integrate indoors with outdoors.

The central patio functions as a filter between the living area and the studio.

It features a pool and is surrounded by window glazings that regulate the internal micro-climate.

The service functions of the house are positioned laterally.

The house sits on a very narrow and steep block in Sydney fronting the water. Its neighbours are small 1950's pavilions and the new house elected to stay within the 'style' rather than opt for a more formalist solution. Council also imposed severe restrictions on roof slope and required that the existing parallel walls of the original building be retained. The long site is broken into two levels by a sandstone escarpment. The higher level fronts the street, the lower fronts the water. A platform of stone was established over the entire site with three pavilions laid across, creating a series of indoor and outdoor spaces on the 'same floor'. Access from the street to the main house is via steep stairs or an inclinator.

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Arne Jacobsen

One-handle build-in mixer with ceramic disc technology. Available with the option of 25 mm, 55 mm (M) or 100 mm (L) lever. Comes with 250 mm swivel spout (030) Available in polished chrome (16) satin...

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Kreon / Jan Van Lierde

Light is quintessential Down is designed for recessed use and is characterised by the deeper position of the light source in relation to the ceiling level. Thanks to a multifunctional housing this... More

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Arnold Merckx

Extremis outdoor wood or heat-bead fired BBQ in stainless steel with adjustable cooking surfaces. Available as supplement to Extremis ETH Dining Tables (180, 225 or 270cm length only) or as part of ...

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