The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

Project: The Rose House
Architects: Brcar Morony Architecture
Location: Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Completion date 2019
Photo credits: Justin Alexander

The Rose House consists of alterations to a two storey house. A solid masonry façade responds to and protects the house from the site’s street frontage, a charmless and inhospitable cul-de-sac consisting of 1970s apartment building car parking podiums and the Bradfield Highway beyond. The cul-de-sac and nearby highway, a source of constant noise, needed to be addressed in the reconfiguration. A heavy masonry front façade with various sized apertures acting much like the battlements of a medieval castle was designed to protect the house from this environment and offer respite and tranquillity within. While a strong barrier was required, recycled bricks, some from the existing house, were used to provide warmth and texture to this façade.

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

Black steelwork, synonymous with strength, is used as sheltering elements and frames openings within the brickwork.

kitchen, Brcar Morony Architecture

As one passes through the house, the solidity of the façade lightens and dissipates until there is almost nothing left between the interior and exterior spaces. The living room and master bedroom end in a wall of glass to the east and harbour views beyond.

bathroom, Brcar Morony Architecture

terrace, Brcar Morony Architecture

home office, Brcar Morony Architecture

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

bathroom, Brcar Morony Architecture

shower, Brcar Morony Architecture

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

The Rose House by Brcar Morony Architecture

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