Green Wall House

250sqm | 2019
Project Team

Project Description

The objective was to a create a modern home for a young family of four in a heritage conservation area  by adding a first floor addition to the existing cottage. Although the cottage was deemed “heritage neutral”, the consent authority had pushed back on two previous development applications by a different designer.

Our approach was to move away from the cottage and effectively propose a “modern infill” terrace house, using the proportions and solid to void ratios of the adjacent heritage facades to create a sympathetic new home. These proportions and a Council imposed partial height restriction were then used for articulation and the opportunity to create a two-storey high green privacy screen to the street front. This unique solution provides limited views to the street, and allows for dappled light, whilst also preventing solar heat gain and protecting the privacy of the occupants. The owners continued the theme with a large green wall installation in the back yard.

Internally an open-plan concept allows for comfortable family living and entertaining with easy indoor-outdoor connection and good separation of all private areas upstairs. Solar panels and batteries make the house self-sufficient and independent from the power grid.

Photography: Martin Mischkulnig

We used De Moyer Architecture to help us completely redevelop our Paddington property with great success. "We started with another architect which resulted in two DA refusals, then switched to Misha who was able to secure an approval with no compromise on space. Building a new house in heritage-listed, congested Paddington threw up many, many challenges and having the team at De Moyer Architecture backing us up was a god-send. We are ecstatic with the outcome! We’ve gone from two pokey bedrooms and rising damp to a completely new four bedroom house oozing with space and style. I would have no hesitation in recommending Misha and his team for anyone looking for a high-end renovation of their property."

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