Rosso Verde | Carter Williamson

Rosso Verde | Carter Williamson | Photographer: Pablo Veiga

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Rosso Verde | Carter Williamson

Traditional Land Owners
Gadigal People of the Eora Nation

New South Wales

EmAGN Project Award
Interior Architecture
Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions)
David Fletcher Constructions Pty Ltd
Pablo Veiga
Project summary

An alteration to an existing warehouse conversion on Gadigal country, Rosso Verde is quality over quantity personified. This project rejects the prevailing notion that bigger is always better, instead preferring a large green garden over undefined space of the old warehouse, focussing on the quality of each room, and abundant natural light the new garden brings into the home. Removing close to a third of the roof, the built fabric has been carved away to create a central landscaped courtyard, with new windows and doors bringing sunshine, air, and greenery deep into the carefully rationalised plan now open to the sky.

The interiors are resplendent in luxurious materials, sculptural forms, and rich, earthy tones. An arched double-height void acts in perpendicular conversation with the burgundy marble kitchen counter and rounded windows that mimic its form, framed in deep red steel – part of a colour palette of warmth, sophistication, and comfort.

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

Carter Williamson’s design concept was beyond what we imagined was possible for our home. By removing a section of the roof and transforming part of our living space into a lush, green courtyard, Carter Williamson succeeded in creating the perfect summer entertaining house, while maximising functionality and giving our energetic toddler an outdoor space to play. We love the interesting, textural interiors which bring a level of sophistication to our bold colour palette, and the result is a home that’s cosy, inviting and bathed in natural light – the perfect counterpoint to its warehouse exterior.

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Rosso Verde | Carter Williamson | Photographer: Pablo Veiga

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