Queens Park House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects: A New House with A Folded Roof Form

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Madeleine Blanchfield Architects is approached by the clients to design a new house in a heritage conservation area in Sydney’s East. A folded roof form is adopted to respect the existing building, derived from the angles of the existing slate roof. Queens Park House is a contemporary, light-filled house that contrasts with its original character.

Overview

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Sits in a heritage conservation area in Sydney’s East, the existing house was not a heritage item but its facade was a part of a consistent row of houses and also exemplary as a part of a larger context. This project turns this existing house into a new house that matches the clients’ needs.

 

Design

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The roof form of the existing dwelling and the front two rooms are retained. This way becomes the most appropriate response for the tree-lined streetscape that also filled with similar houses. The project challenge is concealing a large and contemporary two storey home behind a single storey federation frontage’s part.

 

Details

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A folded roof form from the angles of the existing slate roof is adopted to respect the existing building. There is also an abstract space that reflected inside the house as a folded stair void, connecting the two levels inside the house. This house remainder is also a contemporary, light-filled, a very contrast house to its original.

 

Queens Park House Gallery

 

Photographers: Prue Ruscoe and Robert Walsh

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