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Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects

  • 22:00 - 23 April, 2018
Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects
Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects, © Simone Bossi
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Text description provided by the architects. This is a large addition and alterations project and there are 4 main components to the project – the Italianate Terrace House for the family, the Historic Sandstone stables as guest quarters (and later for ageing parents), the new concrete carport with landscaped roof terrace along with the gardens and the swimming pool located in a conservation area of Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia.

© Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi
© Simone Bossi
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The design generates a sense of wonder and awe both inside and out encouraging the young growing family to explore and enjoy the various spaces with multiple sensory experiences and emotions. They are spaces of silence and contemplation, through calming and restrained aesthetics that will serve the young family well into the 21st Century. The challenge was to convert the 1860’s building and the 1990’s office fit-out of grandiose style, into a contemporary family home for my clients.

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© Simone Bossi
Sections
Sections
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The underlying key design objective of the project was to understand the sense and feeling of the place, its history and the cultural value of the original architecture. We carefully considered and reinterpreted in a contemporary language, the essential and historical character of the site in order to celebrate, to uphold and revive its history.  We wanted to avoid tendencies for preconceived ideas and solutions which in turn is formulaic in design approach and keep the new design elements simple, so that they avoided complications, resulting in generating pure interiors.

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Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
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© Simone Bossi

It’s a dialogue between the structure and the rich context of the site, characterized as rustic charm, with the new work, having a relationship between the warmth of the old materials and the simplicity of the modern. And finally, the outcome of the conversion presents the benefits of the measures undertaken in preserving and reinterpreting history whilst accommodating modern life without sacrificing either objective. 

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Cite: "Italianate House / Renato D’Ettorre Architects" 23 Apr 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/893104/italianate-house-renato-dettorre-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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