Filled with minimalist design, Darlinghurst Terrace a former rundown 274sqm three-storey terrace in Darlinghurst is pared back to its original features, and injected with contemporary details. The house desperately needed a solution to improve its spatial flow and harness natural light, which was achieved by opening up the ground floor, pushing the external wall out to the boundary and converting what was a dark and unused side passage into the dining area with a 4m long skylight overhead.
META-Project has recently completed a 400m² beach house in Aranya, China, known as “House T.” Asked by the client to redesign a new house on site to fit its wonderful setting, META-Project reclaimed and altered the previous structure to add a shorter wing on the south side to allow an open-plan for more living spaces. In a sustainable way, they re-created a new spatial experience that flows "through" the building.
The architectural intent was to create a series of dynamic spaces that could work for multiple gathering niches and more communal spaces for entertaining. As one wandering into the House from the entrance, diffuse light streams in from all sides through the building, as well as the airflow. While the ground floor been fully open-planned throughout with semi-outdoor vestibule, kitchen, dining and library, the concept of the house also makes it easy to navigate between the two levels.
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