/ MASON HOUSE 2000

Addition to a Spanish Mission style house

The Mason House is an addition to an existing Spanish Mission style house. The addition is made up of four abstracted components; massive white blade walls, a lightweight floating roof plane, and a raised brickwork podium. The addition responds to the form and style of the existing dwelling yet has a contemporary language of its own. The new addition follows the lines of the existing roof and gutter, and the width of the last column in the colonnade of the existing dwelling was repeated in the two walls of the addition. A connecting bridge links the existing dwelling and the new addition. Our detailing of the addition aims to accentuate the reading of the separate elements.

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DATE: Completed 2000
PHOTOGRAPHER: Anthony Browell
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Robert Koch
BUILDER: Addington Constructions Pty Ltd

AWARDS: ROYAL AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, NSW CHAPTER AWARDS 2001
Commendation for Single Housing

PUBLICATIONS: Ling Hao, "Two Voices – One Room,"
d+a; design + architecture (Singapore) 20, (2004): 71-83
Michael Walters, "Clever Box,"
Vogue Living (Australia), May/June 2004, 88
"New Architecture in Australia,"
World Architecture (China) 145, (July 2002): 67-69
"2001 NSW RAIA Awards,"
Architecture Bulletin (Australia), July/August 2001, 35
Another 100 of the World's Best Houses
(Melbourne: The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd, 2003), 158-159
Newspapers - Guy Allenby, "Wing-a-ding-ding,"
Sydney Morning Herald, 'Domain,' Aug. 30, 2001

FURNITURE:  
Anibou Dining Chairs - Tisettanta, Antonio Citterio MINNI A1