Paperbark Bondi | Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Paperbark Bondi | Madeleine Blanchfield Architects | Photographer: Pablo Veiga

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Paperbark Bondi | Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Traditional Land Owners
Bidjigal, Birrabirragal and Gadigal people
Year
2023
Chapter

New South Wales

Category
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
Builder
Venari Projects Ptd
Photographer
Pablo Veiga
Project summary

On the corner block of Boonara and Farrellys Avenue lies Paperbark Bondi. This inter-war, iconic heritage bungalow, lined with paperbark trees, was calling to have its original character restored whilst being enhanced into a warm, spacious family home. We knew the response required a considered design that both honours and preserves the building’s storied past and natural surroundings. Our underlying principle was to reflect the building’s heritage and landscape whilst providing spaciousness, privacy and amenity for the inhabitants. Paperbark Bondi offers its locale a simultaneous sense of history and possibility.

“At Madeleine Blanchfield Architects we believe that beautiful spaces can also be flexible and functional. We create homes that are bold, luminous and elevate the spirit.”

2023
New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
New South Wales Jury Presentation

Originally a dark 1930’s heritage-listed bungalow. Now a light-filled, tranquil home of marvel. Our brief was to enhance natural light and maintain privacy. Opening up the back of our home has allowed light to filter through floor-to-ceiling, steel-framed glass doors. An orchestra of light and shadow playfully changes throughout the day giving us an enhanced sense of natural rhythms and joy as we move around our daily activities. By lowering the floor level of the rear of the house privacy is maintained and we enjoy soaring ceiling heights. A genius play by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

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Paperbark Bondi | Madeleine Blanchfield Architects | Photographer: Pablo Veiga

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