Darlinghurst Warehouse

2015
Darlinghurst, NSW

A very long, narrow site in the heart of Darlinghurst, previously a commercial garage and bounded by terrace houses on all sides, called for intelligent planning to maximise sun penetration and flexible living.  Heritage constraints required the street-front room to retain its existing ceiling height, and the façade was similarly protected, concealing from the street the drama of the converted spaces beyond.  Visitors are launched into a tall, light-filled living space, lit by an internal courtyard that brings a glimpse of green into a very urban context.

New building elements in black steel, recycled brick, concrete and timber form a palette that combines heavy durability with warmth, bridging the gap between the building’s industrial history and its new use.

 


 

Awards

2016 Australian House & Garden Top 50 Rooms Awards (Finalist), Best Kitchen category

Published

Homes April 21, 2017

Project Team

Sam Crawford, Zoe Fitzherbert-Smith, Charlotte Evans

Builder

Michael Downing Constructions

Consultant Team

Land Surveyors – Paul A. Lawson
Structural Engineer – Waddington Consulting Pty Ltd
Landscape Architect – Always Greener Landscape Designs
Geotechnical – Douglas Partners
Hydraulic – ITM Design
Heritage – Zoltan Kovacs Architect
Joiner – Squarepeg
Lighting – LPA

Photography

Craig Greenhill: Saltwater Images

Council

City of Sydney

Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
Michael Downing Constructions, Darlinghurst project. Picture Craig Greenhill
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