Geometric Balmain



This project is a major rework of a modest timber house (circa 1980) near the shores of Sydney Harbour. Located in an unusual pocket of Balmain, the new works draw on the geometries of the existing dwelling and site which are both very pointy.

The existing ground floor is masonry construction, first floor is concrete slab, with stud walls and a flat membrane roof. The dwelling was in very poor condition; the roof membrane had failed causing extensive damage to the frame and cladding and wet area waterproofing had also failed causing even further damage. The timber windows had deteriorated as well and also needed to be replaced.

The works included: new balconies that provide shade and shelter, a new metal-deck roof to improve thermal performance, re-cladding of first floor walls, new hardwood windows and doors and new wet areas. In other words, a near total refurbishment of internal finishes and extensive landscape works.

For further details please visit the Architect's website.

Photos by Brigit Arnott (http://brigidarnott.com.au/). Courtesy of DRAW.