WOOLLAHRA PAVILION - SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA
The project involved a new garage on
the ground floor and a multiuse pavilion on top. The building
is located at the rear of a heritage listed historical stone cottage
on a sloped site in the Woollahra suburb.
The client stressed the need to maximize
the internal space of both floors. Therefore both levels were
created as open spaces with the amenities placed on the perimeter
of the room. One of the main requirements was to integrate the
backyard of the house with the second level. To achieve this condition
we proposed to eliminate any visual obstruction by adding full
open able frameless glass windows along the rear garden façade.
The second level interior was carefully
designed to avoid any overlooking from the adjoining properties.
The design was treated with selected materials and finishes to
create an inviting contemporary and full of natural light space
to accommodate different functions such as an entertaining room,
guest house, meditation room and office that incorporates a kitchenette
as well as bathroom.
In order to avoid competing with the
elaborate existing façades of the main house, a selected
simple palette of materials, finishes and colours were used on
the upper and lower floor. To stress this idea, the upper level
weatherboard exterior was treated with a dark charcoal coating
that accentuate the simple lines of the building to create a contrast
with the existing house.