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* Residential Architecture: Balmain House by Carter Williamson Architects

Posted by the editors on Monday, 11 June 2012

Residential Architecture: Balmain House by Carter Williamson Architects: “..Preserving and restoring the integrity of the existing 1860’s workers cottage as part of the street scape and the eclectic, urban fabric..was key to the development of this site. The addition needed to be sympathetic, evolving to sit behind and recessive from the original cottage. Light and bright, the new building contrasts spatially with the low, intimate spaces of the existing home. Where the two buildings meet they are united by a light connection, a transitional space at the focal point of the home.. Operating as an interface between the interior and exterior condition, the rear façade is a playful composition of strong, off-form concrete elements which mediate the light from the east and west and striking, fixed marble louvres that filter and attenuate northern light in summer yet allow it to be drawn deep inside during winter..”  Extensive glazing, natural light; interesting interior volumes, materiality; indoor/outdoor sensibility..

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image: © Brett Boardman; article: King , Victoria . “Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects” 09 Jun 2012. ArchDaily.  <http://www.archdaily.com/242183&gt;

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One Response to “* Residential Architecture: Balmain House by Carter Williamson Architects”

  1. […] See our post on another home by Carter Williamson Architects: Residential Architecture: Balmain House by Carter Williamson Architects. […]

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