The living space design which called the Balmain House in Sydney, Australia is completed designed by the Carter Williamson Architects. The architect is ordered by the client’s for designing this living space. The brief is to bring the light into the client’s home and their lives. It is because the previous home of the architect client is Victorian, dark and periodically tight and depressing. The original house which is perched on the site is a 1860s timber cottage sourced, sawn and constructed from the local timber. When the architect comes, it is little changed when they get it. An L+EC ruling has virtually made it a heritage item which is comes with the court-defined planning concessions.
This living space design project is for a new building to sit sympathetically behind and recessive from the original cottage. The new building of this living space design is touches the old through a light, small connection which is locates a gothic-like courtyard and the front door. The kitchen, living room and the dining room is houses in the square ground floor. The large voids puncture the upper level plan, it is organizing the space between the bedroom, study and the library. The voids are spatially organizing the ground plan which is defining the kitchen, dining room and the circulation. The rear facade design of this living space design is a composition of the light and the shade. The strong off-form concrete blades are attenuating the east and the west light, while the marble horizontal louvers are controlling the northern light. The playfulness of the horizontal louvers offset the formal rhythm of the vertical blades. A beautiful and impressive roof garden is hides the garage and it is defines an amphitheatre of the living room.
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Photography by Brett Boardman