alfred street residence has been awarded a commendation at the 2015 australian interior design awards.
the awards and commendations were announced on friday 15 march.
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while the existing art deco language uses black metal to highlight detailing and architectural elements, we explore the use of black steel as the primary material for the new addition.
although west facing, the new spaces use large expanses of glazing to provide maximum connection to the rear garden. we investigate the use a blackened interior, not only to contrast the existing and new, but to soften the extent of light entering the space and provide a backdrop for the reflections of the garden opposite.
while the existing art deco interiors are detailed, giving a high level of tactility, we explore methods of providing a similar level of detail to the new areas using a restrained language and form.
the art deco character to the existing house is retained and promoted, while the forms of the new addition are restrained in comparison. materiality of the new addition is limited to black steel and reflective glass, utilising the back drop of the existing manchurian pear trees to articulate the new form.