Alexandria House 2 / Pivot

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Alexandria, Australia
  • Architects: Pivot
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  144
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Justin Alexander
Alexandria House 2 / Pivot - Door, Facade, Chair, Patio, Courtyard
© Justin Alexander

Text description provided by the architects. The project is for the full rebuild of an existing Terrace House. The front façade and front roof form is retained and restored for heritage reasons and the remodeled rear form responds to cues found in the existing context and the previous dwelling which occupied the site. 

Alexandria House 2 / Pivot - Door, Beam, Bedroom
© Justin Alexander

The new works are conceptualized as being enclosed by a skewed roof surface which demarcates the arrangement of interior spaces. In addition, exterior walling surfaces are envisaged to bring the outside in by creating feature panels and wrapping sections of the interior to create rooms and an interior courtyard.

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Ground Floor

The project draws no distinction between inside and outside. Full height glazing and louvers are used to let the house breathe and skylights are used strategically to maximize natural light to key areas stipulated by the brief whilst polished concrete and timber decking alternate freely from interior to exterior sections house.

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© Justin Alexander

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Cite: "Alexandria House 2 / Pivot" 06 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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