CONTEMPORARY MEETS CLASSIC AT SILVER BACK HOUSE
Streetscapes can gracefully evolve to accommodate contemporary designs without discarding a property’s character.
This is reflected in a residential project by Sydney-based architecture and design practice Goodwin Scarfone Belgiorno-Nettis (GSBN) that involved increasing the overall scale of a home to suit the changing needs of a young family.
The Victorian-era terrace façade gives little away to the avant-garde nature of the extension that lies at the rear of the property, nor to the prominent role that CUSTOM ORB® has played in the project.
“The use of unpainted ZINCALUME® steel in CUSTOM ORB® allowed us to add a contrasting architectural element that celebrated honest, raw Australian materials,” GBBN director Henry Goodwin said.
“The dialogue between different traditional Australian building materials led us to the composition of a CUSTOM ORB® exterior finish with timber framed glazing and aluminium hoods contrasting the existing rendered and painted Victorian-era terrace.”
“Balancing the cool, silver tones of the ZINCALUME® steel material with varying shades of timber gave the project more visual depth. This mixture also helped tie in the design’s natural features including the pockets of planting evident in the gaps of the façade.”
Photos by Katherine Lu.