Captain Kelly's cottage | john wardle architects

2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards


The Henry Hunter Triennial Prize 2020

Captain kelly's cottage | john wardle architects

entry in THE HENRY HUNTER TRIENNIAL PRIZE 2020

Captain Kelly’s Cottage involves the painstakingly considered restoration of the original weatherboard cottage on a remote bay of Bruny Island. The original cottage was deteriorating due to its age and its harsh environment. Over its life there had been a number of unsympathetic alterations to the small cottage. Part of the architects’ work involved the removal of these non-original works, to respectfully return the cottage to its original form.

Revealed in the outcome are unique construction techniques, some of which have been exposed in the new works such that they can be fully appreciated. Further contemporary interventions have also been undertaken and inserted within the heritage structure, to make the building more responsive to today’s living standards.

Captain Kelly's Cottage | John Wardle Architects | Photographer: Trevor Mein

Architect

Practice team

John Wardle – Design architect

Andrew Wong – Design architect 

Danielle Peck – Architect

CONSULTANT AND CONSTRUCTION TEAM

Scott Cordwell – Principal builder

Cordwell Lane – Builder

Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers – Structural engineer

Holdfast Building Surveyors – Building surveyor

Bryce Raworth – Heritage consultant

Architectural historian – John Matthews

Trevor Mein – Photographer

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