Zig Zag House

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Residential
  • Company/Firm
    Stukel Architecture
  • Lead Designer
    Daniel Beasly
  • Architect
    Stukel Architecture
  • Const. Company
    AJP Constructions
  • Photo Credit
    Simon Whitbread
  • Location
    Kensington, NSW, Australia
  • Project Date
  • Project Link

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.

Stukel Architecture is an award-winning practice with a proven track for delivering innovative expressive inclusive designs.

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Shaping Spaces.

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 2019 Flow State - Australian Urban Design Awards, Shortlisted 2018 Flow State - Winner of Award for Planning Excellence Queensland, “Great Place” Award 2017 Penthouse 18 - Presented with the Top Projects of 2017 by Archilover Best of HOUZZ, Client Satisfaction Award 2016 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 2015 Mentor Program - Australian Institute of Architects, Daniel Beasly 2014 Blue and Orange - Nomination Glug Awards Outstanding Theatre Production Highly Commended - Dulux Study Tour, Daniel Beasly 2013 Shoes of Prey - Sydney Design Awards Interior Design – Retail Shoes of Prey - Winner - Store of the Year, World Retail Awards 2007 Darling Island Sculpture - Shortlisted