george street residence . street art concepts

while this project is a study in contrasts, between the existing and new built forms, materials and detailing, a datum line is applied to the length of the northern facade, connecting the addition with the existing victorian dwelling.

this datum line starts as an applied finish to the existing facade, then pulls away as a garden wall to the courtyard that separates the old and new forms, becoming a solid section to an otherwise glazed building facade, before continuing as a garden wall, wrapping the rear garden and the remainder of the site.

this datum sits less than three metres above ground level, providing pedestrian scale to the high built form along the street boundary.

this new finish to the existing period facade provides the backdrop for a street art installation, the work using local references to connect with it’s immediate surrounding context.

george street residence_street elevation

george street residence_street art concepts