The proposal involves a complete re-design of an existing 2-storey corner terrace incorporating a new framed, metal-clad and glazed addition to the rear. The rear form responds to the established predominance of triangulated roof patterns within the existing surrounding urban fabric, and in particular to its specific location entailing a long side street boundary - whereby it draws upon inexpensive metal corrugated cladding frequently encountered along the rear lanes and side streets of its setting.
It maintains and extrapolates existing wall alignments and levels in plan & section to generate a folded form that remains sub-ordinate in bulk and scale to the original front 2-storey form - minimising amenity impacts to adjacent properties while meeting the programmatic requirements of the brief, gross floor & landscape controls.
It incorporates a ground floor concrete slab, steel entry awning, sliding perforated metal shutters and aluminium framed sliding doors, skylights and window systems for access to light, ventilation, sky views, while directly engaging with a landscaped courtyard and covered concrete car stand beyond.
Date: 2011 - under construction
Location: Newtown, Sydney
Structural Engineer: Insignia Design Group
Surveyor: Junek & Junek
Planner & Heritage Planner: Damian O’Toole Town Planning
Model: Christopher Polly Architect
Construction & Model Photography: Christopher Polly Architect