Machiya House beautifully blends old with new in a Sydney heritage setting. Inspired by the traditional Japanese townhouses (Machiya) of Kyoto, its private and public domains discreetly co-exist, with layers of screening and curated openings to draw in light and engage the streetscape.
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.
The Balmoral House is located within the lower north-shore suburb of Balmoral. The site presents many difficulties being wedged shaped, on the low side of the street, hemmed in by two substantial existing houses and with just half the land area of its neighbours.
Paramount House Hotel rises out of the 80 year old warehouse that occupies the site. A copper, chevron screen crowns its brick shell and converses with the neighbouring art deco buildings of this former film precinct.
The Brutalist apartment project brief called for the re-design of an inner city warehouse conversion in Camperdown, for a couple seeking a minimalist lifestyle with an interior to match.
The Jacaranda house harnesses the cool air passing in the northern setback in summer and in winter, the thermal mass floor collects sun and is further warmed with in-floor heating offset by solar panels.
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.