Studio Prineas provides concrete tower to fisherman’s cottage in Sydney

Structure studio Studio Prineas has added a three-storey concrete extension to a Nineteenth-century fisherman’s cottage to create a residence overlooking the harbour in Sydney, Australia.

Positioned on a steeply sloping web site within the Birchgrove space of Sydney, the house consists of two distinct components an outdated timber fisherman’s cottage and a concrete tower supposed to distinction with it.

The home is situated on a sloping web site that connects to an outdated fisherman’s cottage

Containing the house’s 4 bedrooms the up to date concrete construction hyperlinks the road stage to the prevailing home nine-metres beneath.

On the road stage the roof of this construction incorporates a automotive parking area whereas a raise is marked by a concrete field and stairs result in the house beneath.

Interiors of Fisherman's cottage
Blackened metal framework in the lounge is a reminder of the unique type of the constructing

“From the outset, we noticed a possibility to retain and have a good time the unique weatherboard fisherman’s cottage by introducing a contrasting architectural sensibility an off-form concrete ‘tower’ that nestles in opposition to the sandstone cliff edge,” mentioned Studio Prineas principal Eva-Marie Prineas.

“The verticality of the tower navigates the positioning’s dramatic drop and facilitates an experiential journey by the positioning.”

Infinity pool at Fisherman's cottage
An infinity pool with harbour view is situated beneath the cottage

Whereas the extension incorporates all of the personal residing areas of the home the whole fisherman’s cottage was transformed into an open-plan residing, eating and kitchen area.

The situation of a number of the unique partitions and timber flooring of the cottage have been highlighted with blackened metal framework that was added to assist the construction.

A kitchen with a protracted island bench was positioned alongside one wall of the clatter, whereas a seating space was situated on the opposite. The largely glazed font wall of the cottage opens onto a big deck with harbour views.

Beneath the cottage a swimming pool was embedded into the cliffside.

Interiors of Fisherman's cottage
Leather-based-clad sliding partitions within the bedrooms permit versatile capabilities

A glazed hyperlink with two open courtyards on both aspect connects the unique cottage to the personal residing areas situated within the new concrete extension above.

Darkish timbers have been utilized to create a extra grounded look to distinction the lightness of the timber cottage.

Courtyards at Fisherman's Cottage
A glazed hyperlink connects the unique cottage to the brand new concrete extension

Throughout the tower every of the bedrooms have views throughout the bay.

In the primary bed room, leather-clad sliding partitions are used as shifting dividers of the areas that each accommodate privateness and household gatherings.

A stable stone bathtub doubles as a bedhead whereas mirrored partitions visually prolong the depth of the comparatively small-scale room.

Kitchen at Fisherman's Cottage
A kitchen with a Lengthy Island bench is situated on the unique cottage

The house’s concrete tower additionally creates a vertical edge for hanging gardens throughout the constructing’s floor.

Studio Prineas labored with native panorama studio Bushy Landscapes to supply indigenous plantation, including one other layer of historical past to the positioning.

Interiors of Fisherman's Cottage
Mirrored partitions creates a visible depth of the room

“We needed the constructing to present again to the harbour and embrace connections with the positioning – to not solely give attention to views from the post-colonial cottage, however embrace the positioning’s pre-colonial, ‘non-built’ heritage,” mentioned Prineas.

Different lately accomplished homes in Australia embrace a courtyard home wrapped in concrete partitions in Melbourne and a oceanside residence in Sydney suited to each calm and play.

The photographer is by Gavin Inexperienced.