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   -   Commendation in The Australian Institute of Architects Commendation for Residential Architecture - Houses - Alterations and Additions-off

Ferrars Place
by antarctica



A new pavilion wrapping around a theatrical courtyard joins a renovated terrace house on an inner city wedge shaped block. New living space opens to a major and minor courtyard at ground level and the bedrooms in the old terrace connect to a balcony overlooking this garden space. This conventional arrangement is handled with gently twisting geometry, and a wrapping of timber to contrast with the terrace and give the courtyard a memorable backdrop. The new design knits into its context simply by disappearing in the street.

The courtyard creates a private realm which reconciles a Victorian streetscape and northern solar orientation. The design contributes to a sustainable urban environment, and longevity and density. The design makes a luxury house in a 220m2 footprint on a 228m2 piece of land without a car space. It recycles a piece of 19th century building and chooses high quality materials for a long life. The approach chooses high quality design and finish over land area and built volume; and it choose proximity to urban life over garages

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Project Team
Design architect: antarctica
Project architect: antarctica
: Graham Crist
: Brendan Jones
: Nicola Garrod
: Benjamin Clements
: John Hajko
: Simon Whibley
: Sasha Hadjimouratis
: Peter Johns
Structural consultant: Keith Long & Associates
Cost Consultant: N.C. Cost Planning
Building surveyor: The Goodmen Building Surveyors
Builder: Imperial Builders
Photographer: 2013036557
Photographer: Ferrars Place
Photographer: VIC
Photographer: No

Photographs by 2013036557, Ferrars Place, VIC & No, text by antarctica

Link directly to this award entry: is the website of The Royal Australian Institute of Architects