New South Wales
A two-storey addition to a classic terrace house in Sydney’s inner-west sought to transform something familiar into a captivating architectural hybrid. The addition, clad entirely in corrugated metal, provides much-needed space for a new family whilst adding visual variety to the typical rear laneways of Marrickville.
Standing in stark contrast to its neighbours the new metal volume conceals a warm, open interior with a spiral stair that stitches the old with the new. The project sought to balance practicality and playfulness – allowing for an open, light home that could also accommodate the messiness of family life.
Silver Back is a curious piece of architecture that exhibits how simple interventions can transform existing structures to suit the ever-changing needs of new occupants. Strategic moves in form and materiality work together to create an inspired home for the family and community alike.