Located in a leafy north shore suburb rapidly loosing its humble character due to the increasing proliferation of new, oversized real estate, Riverview House is an outstanding precedent in redeveloping and existing lot thanks to its strong connection to site and response to context.
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.
Perched on a headland in Middle Harbour, between The Knoll, a remanent bush outcrop, and a spectacular eucalypt within the back yard, Five Gardens House establishes landscape as a form and spatial generator for the alterations to a 1950’s suburban modernist house.
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.
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.