Tuesday, 21 December 2010

LILYFIELD HOUSE by Nobbs Radford Architects

Lillyfield House is another great residential project from australian architect nobbs radford architects in an inner city area of Sydney, Australia. This project is an addition to an original weatherboard house which maintains it's integrity as a larger worker's cottage with narrow weatherboards and functional details. The new addition is a reinterpretation of the two storey cottage replacing the previous utilities 'lean to' with a new form which echoes the existing.

This new space incorporates a living area with a children's loft above, study nook, kitchen and dining area. The living area and loft are connected by a void which forms the termination of the circulation spine extending from the exisiting corridor through to the new spaces.

The addition is clad in a wide vertical steel "weatherboard" on commercial buildings but here viewed as an appropriate response to both historical and visual contexts. Design decisions were driven by references to existing fabric, orientation, axis of movement and, importantly, the intersection of new and old forms.

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