Clinker House | Archaea

Clinker House | Archaea | Photographer: Jonathan van der Knaap

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Clinker House | Archaea

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna people

South Australia

Interior Architecture
Conscious Construct
Jonathan van der Knaap
Project summary

Standing on a corner allotment, the original 1930’s Kentish-Gable Tudor at Somerton Park presented an opportunity for refurbishment for a young, growing family. For Charmaine, Marshall and their children, the home called for an interior not afraid of colour, a functional and joyful home that supported busy family life.

Extensive internal renovation saw a reopening of the main space with freedom in colour and texture to breathe new life into the home throughout. Palettes were carefully considered to support and celebrate the family’s collection of indigenous art. The art reflects both Marshall’s heritage and the journey of their family.

‘Clinker House’ enhances existing generous proportions with a contemporary, colourful new face. A home not shy of colour, it is a juicy delight of furniture and art curated in harmony with one another, and a reflection of the joyful family that call it home.

Archaea’s expertise has increased and improved how we used the space to meet the needs of our family. Working with Sally has been an absolute privilege, she was attentive and receptive to our vision. She added her own views as to how we can get the most out of our home and to our utter delight this included colour, texture, curves, and light. She was really with us on the journey in bringing an ‘eclectic’ home, to something that is bold, colourful, functional and fun for our family. It’s been an unexpected and fantastic-journey for which we are very grateful.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

BCA Concepts, Building Surveyor
KingKlein, Landscape Consultant
Structural Systems, Structural Engineer

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Clinker House | Archaea | Photographer: Jonathan van der Knaap

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