Chimney House: Finalist Architizer
The Chimney House, Sydney, Australia: Finalist Architizer A+ Award 2020 category Concepts – Plus-Architecture + Living Small
JansenbyODS has not been active on the Australian market for long but this recent reference won the Architizer A+ Award 2020.
Atelier DAU reimagined a vacant block of land as a sculpted bronze form and intertwined it with an adjacent heritage-listed terrace for Chimney House in Sydney’s notoriously gentrified suburb of Redfern. Shortlisted for best House Alteration & Addition over 200sqm in the Houses Awards 2019, Chimney House is a generous contribution to a gritty urban streetscape. The vacant block was included in the land title, unusual in size for an inner-city site, which provided a unique development opportunity for the visionary owners. As a couple with a well-established art framing business and passion for art, it also provided an opportunity for the home to function as a gallery for an extensive and eclectic art collection. The existing Terrace, Tamworth House, is the first in the longest intact row of heritage-listed terraces in Sydney. This presented a challenging planning exercise, however the carefully considered yet ambitious design for the proposed infill was well received and supported by the City of Sydney Council. Atelier DAU extended and remodelled the terrace, wrapping it around the new insertion.
Photos: Tom Ferguson Photography
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