2014 Houses Awards: House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2

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Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects.

Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects.

Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects.

Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects.

Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects. Image: Peter Bennetts

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House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2
Skylight House by Andrew Burges Architects
2014 Houses Awards

Jury comment

The Skylight House offers a refreshing, modest, sustainable and uplifting answer to the reconfiguration of a Californian bungalow in Sydney’s North Shore.

Through a series of simple moves, Andrew Burges Architects has fundamentally shifted the relationship between interior and exterior, and between old and new, while maintaining a compact and economical floor plan that leaves space for a generous backyard. This modesty in plan has been artfully offset by the generosity of the section and the play between the smooth, sculptural forms of the ceiling and bulkhead datum and the rawness of the recycled face brick. Skylights have been carefully placed to welcome southern light into the open-plan kitchen, living and dining space. Within this generous interior, timber joinery adds another delightful dimension to the texture and warmth of the space.

By liberating the kitchen from its previously landlocked position, a new type of living that connects old with new through light, space and materials has been achieved.

See full image galleries of all the winning and shortlisted projects here.

Award for House Alteration and Addition over 200m2 supported by Haymes.


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