New South Wales
Music-Room is located in the Toxteth Conservation Area in Glebe on Gadigal Land. The home is sited next to the “Sze Yup Temple” where burning of ink printed pray papers creates an unpleasant and unhealthy air quality. The project sits at the intersection of; fitting into this conservation zone; managing the air quality of its neighbour; managing acoustics of music production; being adaptable to be a multigenerational household; a place to “age-in-place”; and also be robust towards future climate scenarios. A large part of the solution to this is targeting “Enerphit Certification” which is the adaptive re-use and renovation methodology of the “Passive House Standard.
The project is innovative in testing the boundaries of cross laminated timber and has demonstrated that adaptive re-use and high performance can go hand in hand with creating a playful and delightful home that is fit for a future climate.