Endorsed by

2019 Houses Awards: House in a Heritage Context – joint winner

House in Darlinghurst by Tribe Studio

Jury comment

House in Darlinghurst by Tribe Studio is a beacon of adaptive reuse. The subtle design shines for its conceptual clarity, and for the coherent reinterpretation of the original electrical substation and its function to provide light and power to the inner-city suburb of Darlinghurst.

The adaptation of the former substation into a compact three-storey home celebrates light, both natural and artificial, through skilfully detailed brise-soleil, metal screens, light shafts and venetian glass bricks.

The hermetic brick structure inherited from the industrial era has been gently and lovingly opened up to relate with a more benign post-industrial Darlinghurst, its trees and the laneways. This past-century workhorse building has been sanctified with a sparkling crystal roof extension, serving as a crown or aureole that appears to softly dissolve into the sky.

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

The award for House in a Heritage Context is supported by the Heritage Councils of Victoria and New South Wales.

Credits

Architect
Tribe Studio
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Project Team
Hannah Tribe, Miriam Green, Jeff Grant
Consultants
Builder Daniel Girling-Butcher
Engineer SDA Structures
Site details
Location Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Site type Suburban
Category Residential buildings
Type Houses, Residential
Project Details
Status Built

Source

Award

Published online: 26 Jul 2019
Words: Houses Awards Jury 2019
Images: Katherine Lu

Issue

Houses, August 2019

Related topics

More award

See all
Manly Greenhouse by Luchetti Krelle. Shortlist revealed: 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards

Ninety-four entries have been shortlisted in the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards.

Blacksmith Lake Mulwala by The Stella Collective. 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist:
Best Bar Design

Eighteen bars are shortlisted in the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards.

372 by Ctrl Space. 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist:
Best Restaurant Design

Announced on 23 August, the shortlist for the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards includes 35 projects for Best Restaurant Design.

A Cafe Called John by Terroir Architects. 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards shortlist: Best Cafe Design

Seventeen cafes are shortlisted in the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards.

Most read

Latest on site

Calendar