Whitton House | H20 arcitects

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards


2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards: People's Choice

Whitton House | h20 architects

residential Architecture - houses (new)

The commission of the Whitton house came from the premise to create a new living environment for the client whose current house does not longer support her lifestyle. The house was constructed in an elongated plot at the bottom of the garden of an original 1840’s Georgian stone cottage and its subsequent additions. The creation of a contrasting element to the original building is the guiding principle for the design. The simple ‘white’ cube form reflects earlier periods of ‘white buildings’ in Hobart. The cubical shape is twisted by diagonal lines and pronounced edges. The balcony is extracted from the ‘block’ to connect with the surrounds and expand into the cityscape while capturing a distant view towards the city and the harbour. The stairwell becomes the lantern; the dwelling, hidden from the street line, can be recognised from the top of the hill as a living element.

Whitton House | H2o Architects | Photographer: John Gollings
Whitton House | H2o Architects | Photographer: John Gollings

Architect

Practice team

Tim Hurburgh – Project Architect

Teresa de Miguel Barco – Graduate of Architecture

CONSULTANT AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Phoenix construction and development services – Builder 

Vert Engineering – Structural Engineer

RED energy rating – ESD Consultant

JMG Engineering – Services Consultant

Lee Tyers Building Surveyors – Building Surveyor

John Gollings – Photographer

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