woollahra 1994

An existing house has been converted to make the most of sunlight, shade and natural ventilation amid the dense urban pattern of Woollahra. The interior space was extended for easy access to a landscaped outdoor area. A full height joinery unit contrasts this openness. Irregular shaped doors house appliances and a variety of functions while making a singular overall composition.

A northerly aspect provides sunshading in summer and deep penetrating winter sunlight to heat the concrete slab for re-radiation at night.

A storage unit of 3mm black steel intentionally disappears to reveal the personality of its owner that can be pieced together by surveying the collection of records, CD's and books.

This project was awarded the RAIA Merit Award (1995).