Architect Brad Swartz redefined what a small apartment could achieve with the refurbishment project on his tiny space in Darlinghurst. This 27 square metre apartment is designed to comfortably accommodate a couple.
Katherine Lu is a photographer based in Sydney. After graduating in interior design she has come to love the challenge of capturing architecture as photographic imagery.
With its heritage skin and sleek contemporary addition, the Doorzien House challenges perceptions of traditional houses through its approach to renewal and reconstruction. By integrating cutting-edge energy and material technologies with the original building fabric, the design pulls together new and old in a house for the next hundred years.
Perched on a steep block with majestic harbour views, the clarity of the original Interwar cottage interiors had been muddled by decades of ad hoc alterations. Our brief was to rethink and rearticulate the flow of the whole home with its more substantial ground floor level and a renewed lower ground floor level music room and cellar cut into the incline of the steep site.
The redesign of a 27sqm studio apartment in Sydney’s, Woolloomooloo. The project is an exercise in modest, low cost, good quality design that can be afforded. The one-room apartment offers a proposal for future high-density urban living for one person families; the fastest growing demographic.
A slide-out bed on a lightweight perspex sled lives beneath the platform during the day. Modular storage seating and a flip-down table locked in place and supported by the bookends from the wall shelves above provide added flexibility in the use of space.
Conceptually, the A&M Houses have been an experiment in drawing a relationship and balance between a reduced footprint, comfortable living and maximised amenity. Inhabitants of this narrow beach house are encouraged to modify and adapt spaces to facilitate maximum amenity in both an environmental and social sense.