Skylight House / Chenchow Little Architects
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Skylight House / Chenchow Little Architects

有棵树长在房子里,就好像多了一个家庭成员,更添诗意。Base在悉尼时尚社区Surry Hills的建筑事务所Chenchow Little Architects在改建一个加露台的私人住宅时,行云流水般将空间区隔。

Architects: Chenchow Little Architects
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photographs: Katherine Lu

© John Gollings

© John Gollings

The Skylight House inverts a traditional Victorian terrace house. The living rooms are relocated to the top floor where there is better access to views and sunlight, and the secondary bedrooms are placed on the ground floor. The design is imagined as two fluid horizontal planes that have been inserted within the traditional envelope; one folding to form a ground plane that mediates the natural ground levels along the site; and a second along the ceiling line which fragments and undulates to permit sunlight into the length of the building. The ground plane has been cut around a central courtyard containing an endemic Banksia Integrifolia which, along with the sculptural southern facing skylight, brings light into the living, kitchen and dining spaces. These two planes act as spatial dividers as well as create a light filled, open fluid space unfamiliar in a traditional terrace house.

© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu


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