Barker St.

YEAR.2014

AREA.90 SQM

TYPE.Residential

LOCATION. Sydney, Australia

IMAGES. Luke Butterly

Referencing the envelope of the existing 1940's Californian Bungalow, the first floor addition projected a pavilion style rooftop with two new bedrooms, bathroom and large exhibition space opening out onto a low-maintenance rooftop garden.  

The roof form of each first floor volume reflected the traditional pitch of the front fa├žade, maintaining a low profile when viewed from the street.  The rear elevation however, proposed an exploded geometry of the open central void space flanked by simple pavilion envelopes either side, providing a contemporary roof form whilst reflecting the heritage of the original dwelling.

Both interior and exterior of the design explored a texturisation of materiality through low-cost but effective natural materials of timber, stone and hand-crafted tiles that were further accentuated with a juxtaposition against the grasses and succulents growing within the rooftop garden.