House Elysium by Studio Prineas

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Location: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

Area: 339 m2

Year: 2015



Architects: Architect Prineas

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The brief – Reinvent a grand Victorian-era terrace to shift the main formal living areas from the front of the home to the more relaxed and private rear garden, one level below the street. Extend this new living space and open up the back two floors to the outdoors, and can you re-landscape the gardens while you’re there? And add a rear garage with a studio above it?

The result – The original home is now a sophisticated urban retreat suited to a busy 21st century family. A new multi-level plywood extension inserted into the main rear living room proudly distinguishes old from new and connects several levels of the house to the garden for the very first time.

A mirrored box containing an ensuite, inserted into what was formerly a second bedroom, which is still resplendent with its original Victorian ceiling and floor details, exemplifies our contemporary-meets-classic approach.

The feeling: Generous, inviting, surprising and with the new garden outlook, ultimately happy.

Studio Prineas


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Eva-Marie Prineas
Principal

Eva-Marie Prineas founded Studio Prineas in 2004. Her background and passion for heritage conservation and sustainable design forms the basis of the Studio Prineas philosophy of understanding and adapting places that are already special.

Eva-Marie’s award-winning approach to design stems from an intuitive understanding of what to keep and what to cleverly adapt in her projects. She prides herself on her studio’s collaborative skills and personally invests in client relationships to ensure each project is a combined effort with a shared vision.

Eva-Marie was a co-founder of DARCH – the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) group for emerging architects, and maintains a role as guest critic at the University of Sydney. She is also an examiner for the architects’ registration exam at the NSW Board of Architects. In 2007 Eva-Marie was elected onto the NSW Chapter Council for the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and has continued to contribute to numerous juries including the AIA Awards.


CONTACT

Studio 504
19a Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia

+61 2 9332 2006
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Woollahra House by Decus-Interiors

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Location: Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia

Interior design: Decus-Interiors

Photography: © Felix Forest



Every room in this inner-city house is different, creating an explosion of colour for this professional couple’s dream home.

The feel of Manning Road is optimistic with some organic materiality added to anchor the design. Our clients were not prescriptive with their brief, only in their lists of ‘must haves’.

Just like the couple themselves, each room was designed to both complement and contrast the others. The wine cellar, for example, is decorated in luxurious shades of inky blue and charcoal, and the bathroom radiates femininity, with its pink onyx, dusty rose concrete floor, statement lighting and custom-designed mirror. The spaces reflect both the energetic personalities of our clients, as well as their polar opposite personalities.

The result is a home that reflects and celebrates the playful, lavish and dramatic.

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Decus-Interiors


 

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A Decus project is characterised by Alexandra’s passion for authentic materials, refined curation, and a sense of balance that combines tension and delight.

Alexandra grew up in the United States and saw much of the world before settling in Sydney and founding Decus Interiors. With her eye constantly joyful in her surroundings, Alexandra imperceptibly infuses inspiration from her travels into homes for clients all over the world. Her distinctive designs draw on happily unconventional combinations of materials and design language, as well as the visceral power of form and texture.

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CONTACT

53 Queen St, Woollahra NSW 2025
PO Box 335, Woollahra NSW 1350

+612 9363 4004
studio@decus.com.au


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Three Piece House by TRIAS

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Location: Stockton, New South Wales, Australia
Area: 137 m2
Year: 2018



Awards

2018 AIA NSW ARCHITECTURE AWARD HOUSES (NEW)

2018 AIA NEWCASTLE AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY



Architects: TRIAS

Artworks: Mazie Turner, Jordy Hewitt
Selected furniture: Seeho Su, Armadillo & Co, Muji

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Three Piece House is a courtyard house, designed for a couple looking to downsize and live more simply. The project places a modest, single-storey house and a studio on its site. These buildings are skewed to follow the site’s boundaries, and cluster to create privacy on this exposed corner lot. The project proposes a new neighbourhood condition that is small and dense, with two discrete dwellings on a conventional suburban site.

The site is defined by a distinctive wedge shape, with close neighbours on two sides. A further challenge came in the form of a flood control, which required the building to be raised 1.5m above ground. In contrast to a conventional architectural response – which might lift the house up on stilts – Three Piece House is placed on a solid brick base. This elevates the building above the flood plain and lends it an unexpected feeling of heft and permanence. The resulting place feels anchored, despite being battered by coastal weather.

This design approach was inspired by Jørn Utzon’s text, ‘Platforms and Plateaus,’ and the architect’s courtyard houses. Three Piece House appropriates this strategy for an Australian setting, using brick platforms to mediate between house and ground.

Three Piece House uses the full extent of its site, encouraging life to take place within, between and beyond the building. Courtyards and gardens ramble between the pavilions, which are unified by their brick base. The scale of this platform is further broken down by brick steps, seating edges and planter beds, which will soon be lush with native plants.

Moving inside, the architectural arrangement is simple yet dynamic. The main house is composed of two pavilions – one for living, and one for sleeping. A reading corridor, which bridges between, faces out to the garden and, in winter, is bathed in northern sun. The brick paving continues through this space, unifying inside and out.

The studio, meanwhile, sits as a discrete, and yet related, volume in the garden. It provides accommodation for visiting friends, family and guests. Throughout Three Piece House, the rooms maintain a compact footprint that is balanced by generous ceilings and carefully cropped openings. Walking around the house, the spaces reveal themselves slowly, via constantly shifting views and vignettes.

The two main courtyards have distinctive characters: one is extroverted and public, the other introverted and private. The southern porch, which faces the river, is a space for neighbourly chats and watching street life go by. The northern courtyard, meanwhile, is a sheltered space for retreat and family gatherings. It is shaded overhead by deciduous vines, providing a simple and time-honoured approach to passive heating and cooling.

The materiality of Three Piece House is robust and resilient, as befits a windswept, coastal site. The textures and tones of the house are raw and rugged, and have been deliberately chosen to become more beautiful as they age. The skillion forms are clad in a radially-sawn Silvertop Ash, which will grey over time. This resource-conscious product uses felled timber as efficiently as possible, minimising wastage and celebrating the timber’s rough grain.

The solid masonry base, meanwhile, is rendered in earthen-red tones that are colour-matched to the recycled brick paving and the rusted reds of passing ships. The bricks reappear throughout the interior, emerging as an anchored island bench and  a fireplace hearth.

The platform is built from recycled bricks that were sourced on-site. These were repurposed from the old house, a dilapidated 1940’s bungalow that we dismantled with our client. This approach is both inherently sustainable, and an act of storytelling: the new home sits upon the bones of the building before it. Philosophically, the gesture speaks of use and re-use; poetry and memory.

Elsewhere, the house pursues principles of sustainability. It employs cross and stack ventilation, thermal mass, water collection, and eroded eaves, which provide shade. The house can be tweaked and adjusted to suit the prevailing season and weather. In summer, the house is cooled by ocean breezes, and the courtyard will be covered by deciduous vines. In winter, a fireplace warms the living pavilion, while the brick corridor soaks up sun. The home also implements solar panels and battery storage, which supply the home with most of its energy needs.

The interior spaces are large, open volumes that maintain a human scale. Corner openings peel back to reveal greenery and views, while high windows exhale air and offer slivers of sun and sky. These openings allow light to creep across walls and floors in animated paths – a daily testament to time passing. Elsewhere, the house embraces the prosaic beauty of its suburb, framing views of the river and neighbouring streets.

Across this project, the budget is spent thoughtfully, focusing on details that improve the client’s daily life: a series of pendant lights suspended in corners, touches of brass for tactility, and a tiled bench for washing in old age. This house is defined by a spirit of ‘less but better,’ with every decision a careful negotiation of longevity and value.

With the house comprising 114m2 – and the studio measuring 22m2 – this is a project that prioritises simplicity and necessity. It questions what constitutes ‘enough’ when we build houses and make homes. Three Piece House is a dynamic and distinctive piece of architecture, that is at once crafted and unpretentious.It is a testament to small living in suburbia.

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TRIAS


TRIAS is an emerging architecture studio based in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment in 2016, TRIAS has quickly developed a reputation for thoughtful and thorough design work.

The studio is founded on three principles: to create buildings that are solid, simple and beautiful. These ideals tie our work to the origins of architecture, which Vitruvius defined as firmness, commodity and delight.

TRIAS is currently completing projects across Australia, and has received recognition in numerous local and international competitions.


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Paddington Courtyard House by Aileen Sage Architects

 

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Location: Paddington, Australia

Area: 200 sqm

Year: 2014


AWARDS
2015 Winner Dulux Colour Award – Single Residential Interior
2015 Shortlisted AIA NSW Chapter Awards – New House
2015 Shortlisted Houses Awards – New House over 200m2 and Outdoor


 


Architects: Aileen Sage Architects

Project Team: Amelia Holliday, Isabelle Toland, Sean Akahane-Bryen
Landscape Architect: Sue Barnsley Design
Heritage Architect: Urbis
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The design of this new house is a reinterpretation of the terrace house typology that characterizes much of the Paddington Conservation Area.  Sandstone, bagged recycled brick, rendered and painted masonry, off form concrete and clear and patterned glass references both the original and surrounding built fabric. A series of courtyards are carved from the built envelope with a planted roof connecting the front and rear of the house. Each of the living areas opens up to the main central garden with different scaled openings allowing for flexibility in seasonal occupation.

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Aileen Sage Architects


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Aileen Sage Architects was founded by Isabelle Aileen Toland and Amelia Sage Holliday.
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CONTACT

SUITE 4, LEVEL 2, 66 OXFORD STREET

DARLINGHURST NSW AUSTRALIA 2010

AMELIA + 61 407 263 542
ISABELLE + 61 414 711 254

STUDIO@AILEENSAGE.COM

AILEEN SAGE PTY LTD
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NOMINATED ARCHITECT NSW – AMELIA HOLLIDAY 8115


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Cabbage Tree House by Peter Stutchbury Architecture

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Location: Bayview, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Year: 2017


AWARDS

2018 The Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture – AIA NSW

2018 Commendation for Sustainable Architecture – AIA NSW



Architects: Peter Stutchbury Architecture

Project architect: Emma Trask

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Peter Stutchbury Architecture is an architecture firm based in Sydney, Australia.


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Peter Stutchbury Architecture

5/364 barrenjoey road

newport  nsw  2106

australia

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fax:  61 2 9979 5367

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Cloud House by Akin Atelier

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Location: Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Area: 190 sqm
Year: 2018



Architect: Akin Atelier
Interior Design: Kelvin Ho
Landscape Designer: Dangar Barin Smith
Photography: © Murray Fredericks



Cloud House is a private home located at Bondi Beach.

The concept was to maximise the opportunity for light to interact with the surfaces of the house, like the facets of a cloud.

Cloud House is open towards the east of the site to benefit from the morning sun, while the internal courtyard allows sun throughout the day to flood the double height living space. The home is designed as two structures interconnected by the internal courtyard on the ground level, and the open walkway on the upper level. Ground level focuses on indoor and outdoor living spaces, and the upper level on bedrooms. ⠀

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Akin Atelier is a spatial communications practice comprised of architects, interior designers and strategists who work on retail, hospitality, commercial and residential projects globally. more


CONTACT

AKIN ATELIER
STUDIO 4, 1 MARYS PLACE
SURRY HILLS NSW 2010
AUSTRALIA

+612 9043 3166

INFO​@AKINATELIER.COM


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Slipway House by Arent & Pyke

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Location: Middle Cove, New South Wales, Australia

Interior design: Arent&Pyke

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Set on a cliff overlooking Middle Cove, the home, featuring the signature boat like curves of Walter Barda’s architecture, presides on the steep slope as a series of layers, each boasting magnificent harbour views. Charged with the decoration of the home’s minimal and highly contemporary interiors and outdoor spaces, we celebrated the honesty of its materials and echoed the tones of eucalypts and stone prevalent in the surrounding bushland.

The large dining table echoes both the bushland setting and timber-lined interior, while the sculptural Lindsey Adelman ‘Branches’ pendant over the dining table softens the rigorous architecture and adds a poetic element. Softening and containing the primary lounge is a large indigo hand-knotted rug, which is further softened by the pale grey sofa. Colours of the bush are again interwoven with soft furnishings in warm browns and taupe. Bedrooms have been lightly touched with soft diaphanous drapes offsetting the site poured concrete. Wall tones and carpet are worked within the concrete hues as textural variations of materiality.

Immersed in the landscaping, outdoor areas required easy adaption between private use and entertaining. Again the colours reference bush and stone, and water and sky dominant in the view is supported rather than challenged.

Arent & Pyke

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SARAH-JANE PYKE PRINCIPAL

Drawing on a Bachelor of Interior Architecture (UNSW), Sarah-Jane’s meticulous attention to detail, coupled with an eye for beautiful and unexpected combinations, has been finely honed through her work with respected architectural firms. Her design processes and spatial acumen, while concept driven, are also highly practical thanks to the invaluable experience of working on-site alongside builders and tradespeople. The result is a genuine and respectful relationship with consultants that is both indicative and cherished as innate to the Arent&Pyke ethos ofcollaborative respect.

 


JULIETTE ARENT PRINCIPAL
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JULIETTE ARENT PRINCIPAL

Combining the expertise of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) UNSW with an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design (SIT), Juliette’s is a very particular skill set that is able to facilitate and nurture individual and layered interiors. Her’s is a philosophy of ‘emotional design’ that supports an honest connection with the client, whereby a shared vision is appropriately manifest as a beautiful and liveable result. Indeed, it is the philosophical stance of mid-century designers that most succinctly defines her design principle, in that design, must always respond to the way in which we live and how we interact with 268 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010one another.

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Studio Arent&Pyke

268 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010

+61 2 9331 2802

 


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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
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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

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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Bellevue Hill House IV by Popov Bass Architects

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Location: Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Built area: 500 m²

Year: 2017



Architects: Popov Bass Architects
Project Team: Farnam Ghazizadeh, Brian Bass, Paul Brace, Allison Hair, Anthony Zonaga, Alex Popov
Landscape: Myles Baldwin Design

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Director
Nominated Architect

Brian Bass joined the company in 1996. He has extensive experience in medium and high density apartment and mixed use projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. He has also applied his skills to designing commercial projects including restaurants, tourism facilities, offices and education buildings.


Alex Popov


Director
Nominated Architect

Alex Popov graduated from the Royal Academy, Denmark in 1971 and worked for Henning Larsen and Jorn Utzon before returning to Australia and establishing Alex Popov Architects Pty Ltd in 1983.  Since then, he has applied his design skills to many and varied projects. Alex has established the firm’s highly regarded reputation. The consistently high quality and success of his completed projects has been recognised by numerous awards.


Natalija Sarar


Director

A qualified accountant with extensive marketing experience, Natalija Sarar applies her highly refined eye to all business aspects of our dynamic practice. A people person, her mission is to create a seamless interface between PopovBass and its clients.


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CONTACT

PopovBass
Level 3, 2 Glen Street
Milsons Point NSW 2061
Australia

info@popovbass.com.au
+61 2 9955 5604


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House. Koller by Architect Prineas


Location: Earlwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Year: 2014


Architects: Architect Prineas

Photography © Chris Warnes



‘House. Koller’ is a renovation and extension for a Swiss couple and their two children. For them, the choice of timber was a nostalgic one. The new timber pavilion plays with traditional Swiss building methods. It serves as a little reminder of the couple’s childhood memories in Switzerland. The traditional shiplap cladding plays against the contemporary form – a tactile container for contemporary living. Between the timber extension and existing house is a smooth transition that takes full advantage of the sunlight. It has plenty of openings and provides a visual, and at times, direct connection to the garden. The families Swiss heritage is carried into the renovated spaces, where traditional timber details are treated with a contemporary sensibility – hearths, picture rails or floorboards are painted white or lime-washed and sit comfortably alongside the contemporary pavilion.

Architect Prineas


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Architect Prineas


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Eva-Marie Prineas

Eva-Marie Prineas founded Architect Prineas in 2004.  As the Principal Architect, she is a quick problem solver with an ability to make things happen.

Her early career began at Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners, where an exposure to Heritage Conservation areas set the foundation to Architect Prineas’ philosophy on adapting and understanding places that are already special.  She also worked at Environa Studio, a practice focusing on sustainable buildings and landscapes, and later co-founded and directed The Superstudio, before starting her own practice.

Outside of practising architecture, Eva-Marie is frequently involved with the industry.  She was one of the founders of DARCH – the Australian Institute of Architects group for emerging architects and maintains a role as guest critic at the University of Sydney.  Eva-Marie is also an examiner for the architects registration exam at the NSW Board of Architects.  In 2007 she was elected onto the NSW Chapter Council for the RAIA and has continued to contribute to numerous juries since, including the Institute of Architects Awards in 2006 and 2013.

Eva-Marie possesses a balanced and organised disposition.  Her career is held steady by her family-orientated and active lifestyle.  Her well-grounded attitude and values on quality extend to all aspects of her life.

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CONTACT

Architect Prineas

Studio 504
19a Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia
T +612 9332 2006


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Bellevue Hill House II by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects


Localisation: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Interior Design: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Photography: © Robert Walsh


This project was to remodel the interiors of a large art deco house.

The existing planning was convoluted so we created vistas through various rooms and a circular vestibule to tie together unconnected spaces. Simple materials in keeping with the existing house were used and found elements we uncovered were showcased.

Madeleine Blanchfield Architects


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Madeleine Blanchfield Architects


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CONTACT

Phone: (02) 9212 3343
office@madeleineblanchfield.com

83 Paddington Street
Paddington, 2021, NSW, Australia


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Garden House by Tzannes Studio

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Location: Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year: 2014
Site Area:  831m2
Floor Area:  430 m2


AWARD

AIA (NSW) Commendation – Residential Architecture – Houses (New) 2015


Architects: Tzannes

Landscape design: William Dangar
Builder: Paul King
Photography: © Michael Nicholson


This new house is on a compact suburban site. In this context, we have designed a sequence of garden spaces interconnected with interiors to enhance the sense of space. The experience of the house and garden is of a seamless connection of high quality indoor/outdoor amenity.

To maximise access to northern light, the home hugs the bent southern boundary and is divided into two distinct wings. The kitchen acts as fulcrum to form the two wings between formal and informal areas each with special outdoor landscaped areas. The interior is enriched by the interplay of spatial and functional characteristics of the entertaining or public space/room, a large double height space with fireplace, dining and seating areas, and the more intimate private rooms for family use including a family room, bedrooms upstairs and a study/nanny’s room or grandmother’s apartment with its own bathroom.

The character of a house in a garden is immediately apparent through its soft presentation to the street with the only built structures being the entry gate and garage. The gardens extend to the footpath edge with the boundary fence absorbed by planting maintaining privacy from the public domain.

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Tzannes


Tzannes is an Australian studio for architecture, urban and integrated design based in Sydney.


Alec Tzannes AM Director

Alec is the founding director of Tzannes. He established the firm’s distinctive design philosophy and collaborative work practices with a record of design excellence across a wide range of projects. Alec has also served the community in a number of other roles including as National President of the Australian Institute of Architects (2006-7) and as Professor of Practice and Dean of UNSW Built Environment (2008-15). He retains an ongoing relationship with UNSW as an Emeritus Professor undertaking research and occasional teaching roles, contributing to the firm’s commitment to thought leadership in design and architecture practice.

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CONTACT

Email

tzannes@tzannes.com.au
+61 2 9319 3744

Studio

63 Myrtle Street
Chippendale, NSW 2008
Sydney, Australia

Regional Offices

Newcastle and Hunter
Byron Bay and North Coast


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Halcyon House by Virginia Kerridge Architect

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Location : Cabarita, New South Wales, Australia

Year: 2014

 


 


Architects: Virginia Kerridge Architect

Interiors by Anna Spiro

Photographs: Michael Nicholson and Kara Brown


Halcyon House is a boutique hotel in Cabarita on the north coast of NSW. Cabarita is known for its beautiful beaches and known by surfers for some of the best surf breaks in the area.
The design of the hotel pays homage to the original building that was on the site and makes reference to this era. The hotel looks out over a large green courtyard space and pool across to the ocean. The lower levels engage with the green coastal strip that extends along the edge of the coast. The upper levels enjoy the coastal view. Rooms are generous and each has its own outside private space. Materials chosen reflect the casual beachside feel of the area and reflect the spirit of Cabarita. The hotel is unique in that is has a manager direct from Capri (ex JK Capri hotel in Capri) Mauro de Riso and many of the staff are Italian. Food is by Ben Devlin at “Paper Daisy” the popular in house restaurant.

In 2015 Mr & Mrs Smith voted the Halcyon House the second best boutique hotel in the world.

Virginia Kerridge Architect



Virginia Kerridge Architect


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Virginia Kerridge established her studio in 1995. The practice soon became known for an exquisite catalogue of contemporary housing that crafted thoughtful relationships between interiors and landscapes. Kerridge’s deep interest in art practice has led to an almost painterly approach to material, texture, colour and light. These elements infuse the studio’s projects in both new and existing buildings and across diverse housing and commercial projects.

The Taylor Square Warehouse received an RAIA Merit award and the 1995 President’s Award for Recycled Buildings very early in her career. Since then, Kerridge has received numerous awards from the Australian Institute of Architects and the Master Builder’s Associations. House in Country NSW was named as Australia’s House of the Year in the 2011 Houses Awards. The studio’s work has been widely published locally and internationally.

The practice has not only established itself as one of the significant design practices of contemporary housing in Sydney, for both private and commercial development, but has also enjoyed acclaimed success in retail and hotel architecture.

Awards 


CONTACT
Virginia Kerridge Architect
G03/59 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern NSW 2016

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