House C3 Flexibility
A fresh injection of natural light, creating flexible spaces and working with the traditional form in a contemporary way where highlights in the brief for Campbell Architecture when creating House C3. In addition, the designers needed to consider the other 19th-century workers cottages that surround it while not creating too bold a statement or a collage of faux historical references.
The front dormers in traditional natural shiplap cladding have been reinterpreted and offers a streamline, modern frontage beside the white cladding. The insertion of modern shutters throughout offers light, privacy and modern take on a traditional style. The neutral palette both internally and externally from paint to materials aims to radiates peace and quiet. This enables the owners to add subtle or bold splashes of colour at their discretion.
An oval skylight through the very centre of the house introduces an element of rococo surprise to balance the otherwise rectilinear plan. While a pure white form, the play of light and shadow across the oval changes throughout the day and night animating all spaces of the house all the time.
The plan is designed to be flexible to accommodate changing needs of the occupants. The kitchen forms the centre of the multiple living areas, in the heart of the extensive family living area that leads out to the garden.
Key Materials & Design Elements:
Concrete floor, walls are timber cladded, white shutters, hiplap cladding, neutral palette.
Front dormers, oval skylight, storage plinth, balcony
The use of concrete floor and wall elements created a thermal mass and with careful design passive ventilation routes, achieve stable internal environmental conditions are achieved throughout the year.
Campbell Architecture Sydney NSW
Photographer: Justin Alexander
Builder: Engineer: O’Hearn Consulting Pty Ltd
Landscape: Campbell Architecture Sydney NSW
Interior: Campbell Architecture Sydney NSW