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datchett st house

This project is a new free standing concrete house positioned closely behind a sandstone workers cottage in the historic precinct of East Balmain. The new building includes new living, kitchen, dining and bedrooms, along with the re-landscaping of the entire site. The design positions the new bedrooms areas above a series of open plan living spaces with intimate and varied connections to the surrounding gardens.┬áThe new concrete building form is conceived as an altered duplication of the existing sandstone cottage, that playfully mimic’s its traditional roof geometries whilst emphasising a sense of solidity and permanence through the use of complimentary new materials.

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