Join Tim Ross for a intimate evening in the Blackwattle House. Following on from his critically acclaimed ABC documentary Designing A Legacy, he presents a brand new live show that looks at design, memories and the Australian home.
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Blackwattle House by Allied Office.
From Allied Office:
Completed in 2015, Blackwattle House was the first architectural collaboration between Telly Theodore and Andy Macdonald, who have recently combined their practices under the name Allied Office.
Built on a steeply sloping site with dual street frontages, the original 1890 house appears from the front, to be a single-story terrace – but much of the original house was actually underground.
We knew immediately that the solution was to cut a lightwell into the rock under the front porch, and bring light and air into the subterranean spaces, whilst not interfering with the heritage streetscape. This (seemingly) simple ‘cut’ completely dramatically transformed the whole house.
The back half of the house was demolished and rebuilt using the existing bricks from the demolition and recycled Oregon beams. A new kitchen was inserted at the lower level (off the new lightwell) enabling the living to be at the rear with a direct connection to the north facing backyard.
At the end of the yard the new studio over a new garage helps frame the backyard which in summer becomes a shaded outdoor room under the canopy of an enormous tree on the neighbouring property.
The bedrooms and a large new bathroom are then grouped on the upper (street) level, and the development consent also includes a new third level with a bedroom and bathroom (never built).
Images by Clinton Weaver – https://www.clinton-weaver.com