Lyons House balances a need for a contemporary space with the desire to respect an architectural legacy. The design establishes a distinction between the proud vertical presence of a double-storey Federation building and a low horizontal addition capped by a shallow floating roof.
This shift in orientation of mass deliberately contrasts the existing and proposed, providing legibility of form and a separation that allows a new design to be heard. The addition is defined by five 13-meter-long tapered laminated Vic Ash beams, part of a limited interior material palette of timber, black steel, and concrete – used with the intention of providing cohesiveness between structure, interiors and joinery.
Eoghan Doherty, Graduate of Architecture
Karina Price, Graduate of Architecture