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House in Annandale

Location:
NSW
Type:
House
Year:
2012
Architect:
CO-AP Architects
Photographer:
Ross Honeysett

The client's brief was to design a new four-bedroom family residence by refurbishing an original Victorian two-storey terrace and demolishing a shamble of lean-tos and an enormous metal shed.

The site is closely bounded by residential units to the south-west and the Piano Factory warehouse apartment conversion to the north. The west and east offer framed views to established trees and green streetscape respectively.

Taking these issues into consideration, the new additions attach to the rear of the terrace and unfold along the length of the site, with new floor levels corresponding to the natural topography, resulting in a series of split levels and pocket courtyards with the eight-metre high stepped Piano Factory heritage wall along the northern boundary as their backdrop.

The heavily shaded site gave the opportunity to explore the use of glazed elements differently. Inverting normal conventions, opening windows are solid panels and walls are fixed clear glass. Skylights along the southern edge of the house (above the main living areas) capture daylight throughout the year. The loggia opening onto the main courtyard captures the winter sun and becomes a radiant heat sink for the rest of the house.

The project has provided an opportunity to explore an alternative model for updating the inner-city two-storey terrace house into a comfortable modern home.

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