The objective for Cunningham Street Residence is to preserve the heritage of the home while increasing spatial connections and functions suitable for contemporary living. The original house was built in 1972 and was designed by Wayne Gillespie as his first independent project and his first home. The clients’ brief was to provide a holistic solution, their brief was to strengthen Gillespie’s original vision, as opposed to creating an alternate vision that would directly contrast it.
▼项目概览，preview © Shannon McGrath
Central to the vision for the project is the desire for a cost-effective renovation that delivers on all the benefits of a new home, while still achieving a high level of authenticity, delivering a custom design filled with soul. The design response reflects the integrity of the existing built fabric. The focus is on the experience rather than the form, and all emphasis is placed on the quality of experience rather than a visual statement.
▼客厅，living room © Shannon McGrath
▼餐厅，kitchen © Shannon McGrath
▼细部，details © Shannon McGrath
Whilst the existing house was of solid build, the interiors felt lightweight by comparison, and did not flow or function as desired. Some spaces, in particular the existing kitchen, were dark and compartmentalized and did not fully harness the possible connections with the garden. The key to maximising the internal space is increased connection and interaction of spaces through a series of portal openings. The result is a house where the architectural form and its interiors act as one, and the transition between built form and landscape is blurred.
▼门洞提升空间感，the opening enhances the sense of space © Shannon McGrath
▼厨房面向花园景观，the kitchen faces the garden © Shannon McGrath
▼带有飘窗的休闲空间，leisure space with a bay window © Shannon McGrath
▼旋转楼梯，spiral staircase © Shannon McGrath
▼卧室入口，entrance of the bedroom © Shannon McGrath
▼卧室兼具景观与光照，the bedroom has both landscape and light © Shannon McGrath
▼浴室，bathroom © Shannon McGrath
▼飘窗外观，external view of the bay window © Shannon McGrath
Architect: studiofour (interiors and landscaping)
Project: Cunningham Street Residence
Photography: Shannon McGrath / @shannonmcgrath7