Madeleine Blanchfield新作 空间与景观的完美碰撞
The focus of Australian architectural design firm Madeleine Blanchfield is not on pure architecture, but on every detail and making the best use of space, light, vision and other factors. The following are several new works brought by them.
CENTENNIAL PARK HOUSE
The extensive refurbishment of this Queen-Anne style home restored original rooms and added a new steel living, dining and kitchen pavilion. The stair was relocated to the centre of the house where it could draw in light and a strong graphic palette was used to connect new and old spaces.
CRESCENT HEAD HOUSE
Recently completed construction in Crescent Head, this house, designed for a retired couple, is open, airy, ‘beachy’ and generous in scale.
It is a simple weatherboard structure on a stone base. The top floor with garage, one bedroom and study and level access will be the main living level for the owners. Below is a separate but internally connectable 3 bedroom apartment with its own kitchen and living area for visiting family or future tenants.
The house celebrates the wonderful site and views by opening up a folded weatherboard ceiling and 10m wide clear span to the perimeter. The very high ceilings combined with the subtle twist in roof form across the ceiling and to the outer edge creates a unique and joyful space. Both internally and externally the house remains simple, timeless and connected to its landscape. Sustainable principles are incorporated throughout with care taken to incorporate sun-shading, thermal mass, water recycling and cross ventilation in the bones of the building and its siting.
This extensive alterations and additions project created a master suite in the roof space of an Arts and Crafts era house. The structure was rebuilt with expressed collar ties and new windows facing Gordons Bay. A light, sculptural staircase was added to connect the new space in a style that differs from but complements the heavier details of the existing house.
In contrast to the arts and craft era rooms, a new living area with large glass doors and expressed dark, plaster reveals was created. We visually connected the new rooms by introducing a series of aligning openings throughout the old house, taking the eye right through to the water view.
COOGEE HOUSE II
This new house in a dense, beachside suburb required clever management of privacy and views. The house, for a young family, was to be robust, liveable and light filled but with a layering of spaces that provided flexibility, separation and privacy.
Internal courtyards, operable perforated screens, lofty spaces and muted materials were used to create a sense of openness and lightness on the long, narrow, steep and heavily overlooked site. In keeping with the brief for robustness, the house is simple and bold, with architectural features capable of withstanding some imperfections, purposefully rough-laid brickwork and stone.