O'Donnell | MHN DESIGN UNION PTY LTD

O'Donnell | MHN DESIGN UNION PTY LTD | Photographer: Tom Ferguson

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

O'Donnell | MHN DESIGN UNION PTY LTD

Traditional Land Owners
Birrabirragal and Gadigal
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Builder
Airth Building
Photographer
Tom Ferguson
Project summary

Located in Bondi, Sydney, MHNDU’s O’Donnell Street project is the crafting of two boutique homes on the one site. Influenced by the coastal and cultural context of the surrounding area, both residences are open to natural light and ocean breeze, while still providing ample residential privacy. The design divides the two dwellings through an axis of symmetry running down the centre of the site, while the open plan ground floor draws light from three sides and invites cooling ocean air and sounds to flow through the space. The use of materials such as brick and Victorian ash are used to balance the colour and solidity of the interior, whilst the external palette evokes the coastal location, contrasting off-white Austral Chillingham brickwork with black stained Abodo timber. The upper floor cladding allows for the integration of beholding screens, adding kinetic movement to the facade.

New South Wales Jury Presentation
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