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Pitched Roof House / Chenchow Little

  • 00:00 - 17 November, 2011
Pitched Roof House / Chenchow Little
Pitched Roof House / Chenchow Little, © John Gollings
© John Gollings

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Architect

    Chenchow Little
  • Project Team

    Tony Chenchow, Stephanie Little, Janice Chenchow,Renn Holland, Angela Rowson
  • Area

    712.0 m2
  • Photographs

    • Structural Engineer

      Damian Hadley – Simpson Design Associates
    • Hydraulic Engineer

      Damien Schaefer – TJ Taylor Consultants Pty Ltd
    • Builder

      Tecorp Constructions Pty Ltd
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    Text description provided by the architects. 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. 

    © John Gollings
    © John Gollings

    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. 

    © John Gollings
    © John Gollings

    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.

    © John Gollings
    © John Gollings

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    Cite: "Pitched Roof House / Chenchow Little" 17 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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