Double Bay House | TKD Architects

Double Bay House | TKD Architects | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Double Bay House | TKD Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Interior Architecture
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Richard Crookes Constructions
Photographer
Arthur Vay
Tom Ferguson
Project summary

The Double Bay home emerges as an organic and richly textural form, making a positive connection to the significant trees and the adjoining park. Founded on the principles of connection and retreat, the home is unconventionally placed at the rear of the site allowing the living spaces to open into the expansive front garden energising a once neglected but significant part of site. Operable, perforated screens envelope the upper, private spaces mimicking and exaggerating the naturally dappled light on site.

The ground level living areas are arranged as a series of garden rooms with subtle boundaries to the outdoors, maximising light and connection to the landscape while maintaining privacy and solar access. A sculptural steel ribbon wraps the stair with the skylight above flooding the interior with diffused light and the intentionally adaptable furnishings allow for the changing needs of the growing family.

Founded on the principles of connection and retreat, the Double Bay home emerges as an organic and richly textural form, making a positive connection to the significant trees and the adjoining park. With the large doors and perforated screens, the garden light and colour create a backdrop for the intentionally subtle wall and floor colour palette. Led by the overall shape of the design, the curved form of the interior softens the stair, walls and cabinetry with the natural timbers and muted white. A sculptural steel ribbon wraps the stair while the skylight above floods the interior with diffused light.

The rich tones and textures of the furnishings anchor and give cohesion to the adaptable spaces throughout the ground level for the growing family of 4.

New South Wales Jury Presentation

Our house design suits our growing family, it makes the most of the incredible location, bringing the garden and park to our doorstep. We sit in the kitchen or at the dining table and feel like we are part of the outside environment. Another part of the design we enjoy is having a designated parent wing and kids wing, giving each of us the independence we need with a meeting point in the middle that allows us to come together.

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