The clients, a young family with an environmentally conscious lifestyle, had a consistent focus on sustainability throughout both the design and construction of the project. Their initial brief was to reconfigure the layout of their dark, inefficient, existing cottage to include a new bathroom, laundry, kitchen and dining area which connected to the courtyard of the home.
The challenge of this project was how to overhaul the thermal performance of the house working with the site’s orientation, its location within a Heritage Conservation Zone and the client’s desire to retain as much of the original building fabric as possible. The resulting home is characterised by innovative design incorporated to celebrate these constraints within the compact and west facing corner block. Space-saving measures adopted to cater to the small site framed the brief for this project and went hand in hand our client’s sustainable ambitions resulting in a light hearted outcome which celebrates the original character of the house and the urban fabric in which it sits.
Anderson Architecture worked with us through all stages of our home renovation - design, development, council approval, documentation, tendering/negotiation, and project management. Their experience of working within the Sydney City Council Heritage Conservation Area constraints resulted in our Development Application being approved very quickly. Six months after moving in, we are very happy with the results. A solar passive renovation that is filled with light, a sense of space which handled the recent hot summer really well. One of our favourite features that emphasises the teams eye for detail, would have to be the stairs that float over the window. We would highly recommend Anderson Architecture.