Friday, December 24, 2010

Modern Urban House | Addison House | Richard Kerr Architecture

This narrow site in the heart of Elwood had flood level challenges as well as the difficult founding soil typical of the area. Screw piles went over 7m down to support the house. The solution drew inspiration from the surrounding context. Soft beach sand coloured render; large recycled posts and beams reflecting the bay pier structures; and a dramatic 25m long fish scale zinc wall which satisfied the Rescode setbacks while invigorating the house with the aquatic organic. The young family now has a contextually relevant, spacious, contemporary townhouse with abundant natural light a few minutes from Jerry’s and the beach!....more

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