Our clients came to us with a short list of demands: light-filled spaces, no boring square rooms, no two rooms the same, robust, and a place to ‘live long’. The Naremburn House, located in Sydney, Australia, responds to this brief while negotiating site and planning parameters to create a family home with an emphasis on thoughtful spatial planning and a robust materiality – in underpinned by an ‘intentional irregularity’. The design manipulates the site topography with subtle level changes while re-interpreting traditional roof forms, such as the Dutch gable and catslide roof, to present a compact streetscape frontage. At the rear, the pool and patio interlock with the internal living spaces via expansive glazing and openings. The material selections – externally, zinc, timber, masonry, concrete; and internally, polished concrete, solid surfaces, framed walls and timber framed fenestration – were selected for durability and capacity to weather and wear.
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