filigree-like timber screens envelop ‘north bondi house’ in australia

Melissa Bradford

‘NORTH bondi house’ by anthony gill architects 


Two decades back, Anthony Gill Architects took on the renovation of a semi-detached brick dwelling in Australia’s North Bondi suburb. Approaching the intervention as both equally the customer and designer, Gill needed to generate a comfortable, fashionable, and productive living house with sufficient room for a rising backyard garden and a solid connection to the household road. The result is an extended interior house with uncommon, new additions and an eye-catching exterior design boasting a filigree-like timber shell. Jointly, these attributes challenge the classic methods to residential privateness and scheduling.

all photos © Clinton Weaver, courtesy of Anthony Gill Architects



a comfortable and efficient modern dwelling space 


Winner of the Hugh and Eva Buhrich Award for Residential Architecture – Houses, the ‘North Bondi House’ by Anthony Gill (see much more here) acquired generous praises from the jury for the modest nonetheless impactful reworking by the architect: ‘The tactic to the corner internet site of North Bondi Home feels like stumbling upon a rare gem amongst suburban homogeneity. Quickly obvious is the filigree-like mother nature of the battened facade, all but disguising inside loved ones daily life. During the working day a huge form open up to the sky is obvious past the screen, and at night time the residence glows like a beacon. There is a sense of generosity to the street: the setting up is distinguishable but not overbearing, and substantial openings really encourage a sense of community by everyday conversation with passers-by.’

anthony gill envelops renovated house in australia with filigree-like timber screens
filigree-like facade hard the strategies of privacy and organizing



‘Gardens, however nonetheless in their early levels of progress, will probably consider more than a variety of pockets of the web-site, and are available from just about every room of the home. The prepare diagram is each sensible and unconventional bedrooms and communal locations occupy the present house footprint at the decrease stage, and the extended upper flooring incorporates added residing house, and an open up-air toilet and laundry. Restrained nonetheless creative detailing further confirms that this undertaking is likely to grow to be a unforgettable level of reference amongst Australian architects, and a slow-melt away form of enjoy for locals,’ continued the jury. 

anthony gill envelops renovated house in australia with filigree-like timber screens



The new structure of ‘North Bondi House’ sees the growth of the interiors but an all round reduction of the constructing footprint to accommodate the back garden layout by Sue Barnsley. The ground floor options the main dwelling space with an eclectic mix of hues, sorts, and home furnishings parts. Upstairs, an open-air bathroom and mini residing home merge into a person open up approach. Lighting, ventilation, and vistas are generously offered by skylights, modest voids, and exterior sliding screens. Materials-smart, Gill preserved hints of the original brickwork across the façade and inside the back garden — giving a gentle combine of contemporary and standard attributes to the renovated dwelling.

anthony gill envelops renovated house in australia with filigree-like timber screens
floor flooring living space

anthony gill envelops renovated house in australia with filigree-like timber screens
open up-air bathroom on the higher level

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