Special Jury Award

Jenkins/Robson House, Sydney

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Jury Verdict

The Jenkins/Robson house is a remarkable addition to a fine Victorian terrace. The architect has created a series of indoor and outdoor spaces of great generosity, within the restraints of a ten-metre wide site at the rear of the terrace house.

This captivating dwelling demonstrates the power that can flow from a brilliant planning strategy. The manipulation of the sloping site, through a cascading sequence of semi-embedded living spaces, has created a generous home ripe with exotic and extraordinarily inventive detail. It nestles below a seductive landscape setting inspired by the design principles and horticulture of small Japanese gardens. The work draws on the tradition of Wright, Neutra and John Lautner, for whom the author worked.

The existing building has been beautifully restored and merges into the new landscape with seductive views over and through the new living spaces.

Credits

Architect
Andrew Nolan Architects
Project Team
Andrew Nolan
Consultants
Builder Kell and Rigby
Electrical consultant Riz Engineering
Heritage consultant Robert Irving
Hydraulic consultant Whipps Wood Consulting
Landscape consultant Ken Lamb
Quantity surveyor Rygate and Co.
Structural consultant Peter Chan and Partners
Swimming Pool Hydraulics Fred Wright
Site details
Location Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Category Residential buildings
Type Houses, Residential
Project Details
Status Built

Source

Archive

Published online: 1 Nov 2001

Issue

Architecture Australia, November 2001

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