Islington Park is a cross-pollination between garden and house. In the way a seed has an internal logic and genetic code, architectural gestures are prioritised unique to the surrounding environment and prevailing conditions.
The existing dwelling was partly demolished and new living, kitchen and bathing spaces were created. A diagram is revealed as the new southern addition gestures to capture the northern light, frame the view to the park and protect from the western sun. Afternoon light is filtered by the gum trees and the sound of cricket matches on the adjacent park act as a backdrop to the summer months.
Through these devices, the building becomes endemic to its place and setting.
AIA Newcastle chapter - Small Project Architecture Award
AIA NSW chapter - Small Project Architecture commendation