Bozen's cottage | taylor & hinds architects
2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards
2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice
bozen's cottage | taylor & hinds architects
Through a program of careful restoration and repair, the exterior was reconditioned and a series of judicious erasures of the accumulated layers of building-fabric was made in order to uncover the original Georgian aspirations of the interior. The tendencies of the Van Diemonian Georgian are peculiar; there is an underlying sense of subtlety and delicacy, which is also economic and purposeful. The generations of families who previously occupied this house over two centuries were blacksmiths, carpenters and pastoralists. Their memory is recast in the new work through a series of finely crafted insertions, which provide contemporary amenity and create a delicate scaffold to the rooms.
How does the design benefit the way you live/work/play/operate/educate/other?
“The design and restoration of Bozen’s cottage has given us a greatly valued country retreat. We gained the satisfaction of saving a historically significant building from imminent ruin and creating a remarkable home held in high esteem locally and more widely. We have gained new friendships within the Oatlands’ community and established ourselves as respected contributors to the heritage value of the township. Bozen’s cottage is where we relax, eat in front of a roaring fire, laze with a book, potter in the garden and indulge in hobbies and creative pursuits. The cottage gives us solace, enchantment and joy.”
Mat Hinds – Design Architect
Poppy Taylor – Design Architect
Ken Beheim-Schwarzbach – Graduate of Architecture
CONSULTANT AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM
Jackman Builders – Builder
Aldanmark Consulting Engineers – Engineer
Adam Gibson – Photographer