The design focuses primarily on the delivery of natural light, maximising the physical space on a small-scale project and establishing a connection back to the land and the fabric of Redfern.
The courtyard creates a central hub and the established Grass Tree within stands tall and anchors the space. The use of simple materials in their raw form grounds the project; the structure is exposed where possible, and the earth-coloured concrete offers warmth and comfort.
Location: Redfern, NSW
Photography: Clinton Weaver
Builder: Owner Builder
The creation and placement of the internal courtyard space opens up the floor plan; uncovered and moving from the front portion to the rear, acting as a reminder of the elements.
The round skylight in the main residence, filters light onto the spiral staircase and kitchen area to capture the daily movement of the sun.