Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sutherland Street House | Australia | Indyk Architects

First impressions of the old terrace house in Sutherland Street were the benign northerly aspect and the hugeness of the borrowed landscape view of Trumper Park. The constraint of a 4 metre wide terrace was to be counterbalanced by the openness of space. Trumper Park became the feature foreground and background for living. Our approach was to create a refined simple plan that would extend the limitations and perception of the narrow terrace. Existing cross walls were removed so that each floor, created a long North South room with cross ventilation from both aspects. The material palette was limited to off form concrete floors and ceilings, which with Steel Portal frames created the new structural diaphragm; Recycled Jarrah timber was used for all joinery; windows and doors were steel framed......more

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