New South Wales
Located in Kirribilli, Taroela proved to be a study of addition and subtraction, embracing the filigree of a heritage home whilst providing a modern family space.
Natural light, ventilation and a sense of expansive space were the antidote to the detail and constriction of the heritage home. Embracing these two opposing ideologies to generate a wholistic outcome prompted unexpected outcomes. The semi-detached dwelling respectfully retains the front façade the new insertion provides a modern twist that is revealed deep within the site.
Functions are defined by the battle for space and the provision of natural light. The same concrete lid to the kitchen also affords absolute privacy to the first floor bedrooms through the installation of a sloping green roof.
The home interweaves historic and modern, expansion and compaction that in turn re-arrange the relationships between programs and connect between functions and users.