Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Hyland House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects
August 2nd, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Chris Elliott Architects
A small intervention vastly improves lifestyle An old terrace in inner city Sydney, its rear dilapidated, bordering on potential collapse. An innovative solution opens up the house to the garden and lets in more light. The new bathroom is broken up into separate components to avoid obstructing the flow of the house.
A shower area is an internal courtyard with translucent glass walls and doors with a retractable glass roof allowing light to flood in. The WC and laundry are in a small space opposite that aligns with the kitchen elements and staircase. The sleek kitchen runs along one wall and high windows allow light and fresh air into the space.
Under floor heating warms the concrete floors. A timber deck with built-in BBQ, seating and storage creates a usable open space, improving the connection between the interior and exterior. A timber-slatted fence with selective parts missing maximises the view while solid screening sections create privacy. A small intervention vastly improves lifestyle with the entire site at ground level becoming a living space.
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