A major alterations and additions project to a federation house in Lindfield, Sydney.

The brief was to maintain the single storey house and period street-front character while adding a contemporary addition at the rear that addressed the need for connection to the existing generous garden and grassed yard that flanked the entire length of the house. The new addition was to house the new open plan living dining kitchen and an upgraded master bedroom suite.

Louvred clerestories, operable roof windows, raked and coffered ceilings are all used to create a living space that has become the hub of the house for the owners.

 

Innovarchi Design, Balmain

We executed this folding, twisting copper-clad addition to give a Sydney Federation house a little extra space and a lot more character. We overcame the complex issues of working at a small scale to make this discreet project by Innovarchi so remarkable.

This design won two Excellence in Housing Awards, Alterations and additions in its price category and Best use of copper.

 

Cremorne House

The Cremorne House sits on a triangular site that has a 10-metre street frontage widening to 25 metres at the back. Following the form of the site, and on a steep slope, the house appears narrow at the front, but then widens as it steps down the hill towards the north, capturing light as it does so.

Ridge St, North Sydney

The intricate sawtooth brickwork on this adaptive reuse design provides for a highly dynamic and continually evolving pattern of shadows.

Located adjacent to a row of listed buildings within a Heritage Conservation Area, this c1891 late Victorian terrace was refurbished and restored as a commercial HQ for our client in the financial industry.

Deliberately singular and distinctly contemporary, the articulated brickwork and steel framed addition complements the materiality of the original building. Its curved form, height and fenestration mediate the change of scale on the street and ensure privacy for the adjoining neighbours.

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