The Aperture House by Studio P is a new home for a growing family that connects the comfort of a private dwelling with uninterrupted views of the Sydney city skyline encompassed within a quiet neighbourhood.
Brett Boardman is a commercial photographer with a degree in architecture from the University of Sydney and is a key collaborator for Terroir. He graduated from Architecture at the University of Sydney and had a stunningly short career. Unable to escape architecture, he now spends all of his time photographing it.
This contemporary new addition is a two-storey pavilion which provides a volumetrically expansive double-height living area, and serves as a generously proportioned ‘garden room’ with large apertures capturing sky and landscape views.
This is an addition to an old weatherboard house set within a large garden. The idea was to create a separate sleeping pavillion linked to the existing cottage via extending the old verandah. This creates a separation of sleeping and living areas and links all spaces with the verdant garden.
Peekaboo House is named by the large box window that hangs from the level 1 addition, where the building is strategically shifted to take advantage of views towards the nearby Punch Park.
This simple beach house nestles into its exposed beachfront site, maintaining a small footprint in a wild native garden. An anchored ground floor supports a lightweight, durable timber box above. The living level opens up completely to the view and garden, allowing occupants to enjoy the site’s raw, untamed natural beauty.
Conway Atkins House responds to the familiar requirements of a family home renovation: a new bedroom, refreshed kitchen and bathrooms, and a lounge and dining room. This pragmatic brief provides a platform for exploring the intersection between the assertive character of the old Art Deco house with contemporary Australian living.