Pitched Roof House / Chenchow Little

© John Gollings

Architect: Chenchow Little
Location: , Australia
Project Team: Tony Chenchow, Stephanie Little, Janice Chenchow,Renn Holland, Angela Rowson
Builder: Tecorp Constructions Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer: Damian Hadley – Simpson Design Associates
Hydraulic Engineer: Damien Schaefer – TJ Taylor Consultants Pty Ltd
Areas/ Dimensions: Site area – 712.6m2
Photographer: John Gollings

© John Gollings

The Pitched Roof House evolved from a strict interpretation of planning codes that require new houses to have pitched roofs. The new house reinterprets the traditional pitched room. Unlike a traditional pitched roof, the triangles not only pitch up, but also invert to form a faceted roof plane. The triangular geometry of the roof is continued down onto the facades of the house, and became the basis for articulating openings. The variability of the triangular geometry gave us the freedom to push and pull the building form as required to suit the brief of the client, the local town planning codes, the scale of the neighbouring roofs, and the requirement for solar access to the living rooms. The living rooms are located on the top floor to take advantage of the sculptural roof plane, the views across Sydney harbour, and sunlight. Bedrooms are located on the lower levels were outlook and solar access are compromised by neighbouring houses.


Cite: "Pitched Roof House / Chenchow Little" 17 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=182622>
  • Adam Waltering

    Normally I wouldn’t like all the angles, but in this context with the landscaping and surroundings it works quite well.

  • Tony

    Chenchow Little are doing some of the most interesting residential projects in Sydney if not Australia at the moment…. Love it!

  • february

    interesting, and very beautiful, but not entirely generous.

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