Park House Woollahra by Porebski Architects - architecture and design

Park House Woollahra by Porebski Architects



This inspiring midcentury modern home located in Sydney, Australia, has been recently completed by Porebski Architects.

Description
Park House sits harmoniously within the unique landscape of Harbourview Park and the architecture of Woollahra Heritage Conservation Area. Its materials, colours and form blend with the bushland setting and complement the historical houses and heritage sandstone walls.
The house sits at the top of Harbourview Park on a 5-metre-high sandstone wall that forms part of the heritage and natural landscape. The house acts as a gateway to the park, without being imposing. Its low, horizontal profile minimises visual impact and intrusion, and serves as a podium to the Federation house behind. Designed to engage with its place, the concrete-block corner buttresses anchor the house to the wall, and the lighter second-level framework, with black timber, dark zinc and glass, modulates the house amongst the trees. The concrete block defines the tectonics of the house. Service areas are housed in a two-storey mass along the southern boundary; ground-floor bedrooms are between the northern concrete buttresses; and first-floor living areas are in the lighter structure above.
These living areas have a treehouse-like feel. The raised clerestory roof with 3.7-metre-high ceiling creates a lofty sense of space over the living and dining area, and glazing introduces cross ventilation, northern light and framed views of the tree canopies. The e...
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