Regional architecture in this Sydney home designed by Arkhefield inspired by Geoffrey Bawa

In this lovely example of crossing cultural boundaries – the clients have combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage – materiality and openness to the outdoors evoke the characteristic design traditions of these nations.

29 Jul 2014

 
Above | A series of ‘garden rooms’ entwine the new home within this historic and leafy Sydney suburb. An original sandstone perimeter wall was refurbished and rebuilt, paying homage to the history of the site.
 

Hunters Hill Arkhefield Habitus Living
The house is simultaneously earthy and organic, modern and inviting, while reflecting the clients’ combined Italian and Sri Lankan heritage
 

Hunters Hill Arkhefield Habitus Living
A seamless flow through the interior outwards to the courtyards and gardens creates a connection between the textural, raw concrete and timber to the outdoors and sky.
 
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Elements from the previous home that stood on the site were reused in the new build, engraining the past into this next part of the site’s history.
 
Hunters Hill Arkhefield Habitus Living
The interior is warm and comfortable, with detailing designed to provide clarity of space and form.
 

Hunters Hill Arkhefield Habitus Living
The living pavilion exemplifies the vision of the project – to create a space built of raw materials that integrate inside and outside.
 

Hunters Hill Arkhefield Habitus Living
Generous natural light and a warm, textured palette combine to create a tranquil retreat.
 

Hunters Hill Arkhefield Habitus Living
Large bespoke sliding doors and high ceilings allow a natural light and a sense of openness to emanate throughout the space.


Photography by Angus Martin

 
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Architect: Arkhefield
Location: Hunters Hill, Sydney, NSW
Completion date: August 2013
Gross floor area [m2]: 334m2 Excluding 180m2 driveway / 45m2 external paving Excluding landscaping (417m2)
Site area: 900m2

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