Italianate House by Renato D’Ettorre Architects

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Location: Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Area: 490 m²

Year: 2017



Awards

NSW AIA Architecture Awards 2018 Commendation Houses Alterations + Additions

Houses Awards 2018 Commendation House Alterations + Additions over 200m2

Trends International Design Awards 2018 Highly Commended Kitchens

 


Architects: Renato D’Ettorre Architects
Photography © Simone Bossi



The concept for this modern home was to translate an existing 1990s office fit-out into a contemporary residence while honouring the historic charm of the building and giving the owners a comfortable home with bold design modifications.

Introducing the impressive engineered double height brick vault ceiling to the restructured rear wing seemed an appropriate element for the Italianate style of the house.  This brings to modern design such elements of historical grandeur that gave rise to the great architecture of early civilisations bestowing the notion ‘the arch never sleeps’.

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Renato D’Ettorre Architects


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Renato D’Ettorre

Born in Italy, moved to Australia with his family in the 1960’s, studied architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney.

In 1984 Renato lived in Sardinia investigating many architectural sites around the mediterranean islands.  He later worked for Pier Luigi Nervi and Paolo Portoghesi in Roma and Harry Seidler and Romaldo Giurgola in Sydney.

Renato started his sole practice in 1990 after a commission for a house in South Coogee. The house, with a magnificent site by the sea, inspired Renato to take the opportunity to forge a personal path within the plurality of the modern architectural milieu.

The personal path chosen has manifested itself not only in his design values, but also in the practice of his architecture; an intuitive way of working in which projects are allowed to develop in their own good time through continual revision and modification, working through the endless design possibilities in architecture.

Renato’s architecture draws inspiration from past masters and civilizations, attempting to represent the present with a desire to leave enduring buildings for the future.


CONTACT

Renato D’Ettorre Architects

Suite 203, 19a boundary street, rushcutters bay, nsw, 2011, australia

+61 2 9332 1061

+61 2 9332 1071

info@dettorrearchitects.com.au


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