Zig Zag House
Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
Kensington, NSW, Australia
Zig Zag House presents an audacious conversation between the old and the new, with its unexpected location set within Sydney’s eastern suburb of Kensington. The clients were returning to their old family home, desired to live in a unique setting that offered a singular architectural experience amongst the other neighbouring Federation bungalows. As its name denotes, the complex roof design has been pleated and crafted like a concertina, creating a bold form that borrows its structure from a shade giving palm leaf. The roof also metaphorically floats above the waterway which flows from the site and into Centennial Park and Botany Bay. Daringly, it presents the new part of the home that extends the existing Federation cottage, connecting the living, dining and kitchen spaces of the home. Seamlessly, the overhang has been joined to the linear ceiling plane of the original. The staircase which is the spine of the home, is an indulgent feature that opportunely draws from the scale and the sloping nature of the site, attracting attention as one of the focal points within this monumental building. Majestically it offers a connection and a transition between the old and new spaces.
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Other prizes 2020
Exhibit House - Australian Interior Design Awards Shortlist Residential Design
Flow State - Australian Institute of Architecture, Regional Architecture Awards, Honourable Mention, Small Project Architecture
Flow State - Queensland Steel Excellence Award, Highly Commended Building: Small projects
Flow State - Australian Urban Design Awards, Shortlisted
Flow State - Winner of Award for Planning Excellence Queensland, “Great Place” Award
Penthouse 18 - Presented with the Top Projects of 2017 by Archilover
Best of HOUZZ, Client Satisfaction Award
Biennale of Sydney - Top Three Finalist Honorary Mention
Blood Bank - Winner of Australian Interior Design Awards Installation Category
My Zinc Bed - Winner of Australian Interior Design Awards Installation Category
Blue and Orange - Short Listed for Australian Interior Design Awards Installation Design
Australian Interior Design Awards, Installation Design
Commendation - Open Agenda, UTS & Biennale of Sydney
Mentor Program - Australian Institute of Architects, Daniel Beasly
Blue and Orange - Nomination Glug Awards Outstanding Theatre Production
Highly Commended - Dulux Study Tour, Daniel Beasly
Shoes of Prey - Sydney Design Awards Interior Design – Retail
Shoes of Prey - Winner - Store of the Year, World Retail Awards
Darling Island Sculpture - Shortlisted