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Modern Home with Original Concrete Blades Façade in Australia

The Balmain House is located in Sydney, Australia and was designed by Carter Williamson Architects. It is actually a makeover of a “dark and depressing” Victorian home which the architects turned into a bright and modern crib: The original house on the site is an 1860s timber cottage sourced, sawn and constructed from local timber. It was little changed when we got it. A L+EC ruling had virtually made it a heritage item, which came with court-defined planning concessions. The design is for a new building to sit sympathetically behind and recessive from the original cottage. The new building touches the old through a light, small connection that locates a gothic-like courtyard and the front door. The square ground floor houses the kitchen, living and dining rooms. Large voids puncture the upper level plan, organizing the space between bedroom, study and library. The voids spatially organise the ground plan defining the kitchen, dining and circulation. Do you think this project inspires enough “warmth” (as requested in the brief by the owners)? (Photography by Brett Boardman)

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2 responses to “Modern Home with Original Concrete Blades Façade in Australia” - Add yours!

  1. Dodox_coolz said:
    February 16, 2011

    this is great! so clean and modern design.

  2. Kavi Jha said:
    February 24, 2011

    Contemporary & Classy! Thanks for sharing.