Frangipani House | Architects Ink

Frangipani House | Architects Ink | Photographer: Sam Noonan

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Frangipani House | Architects Ink

Traditional Land Owners
Kaurna People
Year
2023
Chapter

South Australia

Category
City of Adelaide Prize (SA)
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Krivic
Photographer
Sam Noonan
Project summary

Frangipani House harnesses the qualities of its location, while also offering intimate spaces of inward focus. It is a contemporary home, where refined detailing is coupled with warm and textural materiality, creating a welcoming subdued backdrop to the vibrant lives of its occupants.

Providing two different living experiences, the front wing inserts itself into the parklands, directing attention to the age-old gums. The rear wing shifts focus to the environment created within the walled courtyard, one of purity and serenity, where the only external influence is the drifting sky over.

Composed from a series of choreographed moments, Frangipani House is layered and complex. It celebrates both light and shadow, while unveiling views provide glimpses that tease, delight, and connect spaces. The considered positioning of apertures and skylights, detailing of screens and balustrades, and play with volume all contribute to the performance.

A contemporary addition to North Adelaide, Frangipani House asserts its own identity while being sympathetic to the neighbouring residences and greater suburb.

Divided into two wings with different living experiences, the front wing inserts itself into Nantu Wama Park. The ribbon balcony and low-fencing fosters interaction with the street, where the welcoming frontage provides transparency and connection to the community. Internally, the cantilevered balcony obstructs vision to the street from the primary living areas, directing focus to the age-old gums. The rear wing shifts focus to the environment created within the walled-courtyard, one of purity and serenity, where the only external influence is the drifting sky over.

A restrained palette of earnest and durable materials ensures the home will endure the wear of daily life, while creating rich textural layering. Crafted by local artisans, the home is built with integrity for longevity to match the calibre of it’s esteemed neighbours.

2023
South Australia Architecture Awards Accolades
Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
South Australia Jury Citation

Sited in heritage-rich North Adelaide, Frangipani House feels very at home in its location. A striking panoramic vista to the Park Lands doubles as a nod to its mid-century neighbour.

Well-resolved volumes help to manage the delicate relationship between public and private. Private spaces provide a cosy retreat, while public spaces have unique connections internally and externally, creating a vibrant lifestyle for its owners.

Highly considered openings in the architecture yield welcome visual discoveries and allow natural light to penetrate the home in dramatic plays of light and shadow. A high level of skill is demonstrated by the delivery of intentionally curated experiences.

Detail through the home is unblemished. The care taken by the architects in materiality and resolution of its functionality feels successfully complete amplifying the homes calming ambience.

Frangipani House is a highly resolved piece of architecture. This home demonstrates architectural excellence carefully considered to the nth detail. A wonderful celebration of client and architect collaboration to be enjoyed for many years to come.

South Australia Jury Presentation

Our striking, modernist Mediterranean home effortlessly captures our ideal of modern-day living.

We enjoy an abundance of light and sky, a borrowed landscape of age-old gum trees and undulating hills, which enrich our days and connect us with nature and the seasons.

Through good design, we enjoy a flexible lifestyle accommodating our needs, privately, socially and within our working-life, whilst respecting family space.

The restrained details, colour palette and natural materials elevate our mood and offer a warm backdrop to our vibrant days.

We feel complete joy and calm in our architectural masterpiece.
Bravo ArchitectsInk on delivering your incredible vision!

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Landskap, Landscape Architect
Mena Muecke, Interior Designer
PT Design, Structural Engineer

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