‘Tate House – Warringa’, is an iconic Tasmanian house built in 1959; designed by the late Esmond Dorney; a renowned Tasmanian architect recognised for his unusual and distinctive post-modern architecture.
Listed on the Tasmanian Heritage register primarily for its curved lightweight roof structure and use of glass, the works were considered through the lens of maintaining and conserving the significant aspects of the home whilst building upon them through the new work.
The lower level of the existing home consisted of a one-bedroom flat which was a later addition to the Dorney plan and was not considered as significant from a Heritage perspective.
The form of the building has been largely unchanged in the new works, whilst maintaining the buildings presence to the street, expressing the structure, and maintaining the circulation sequence to the Entry of the home being key.
Danie Lane, Design Architect
Garth Ancher, Project Architect
Sara Chugg, Project Architect
Exsto Management, Quantity Surveyor
Gandy and Roberts, Structural Engineer
Holdfast Consulting, Building Surveyor
Paddy Dorney, Heritage Consultant