Zulaikha Laurence House | Tonkin Zulaikha Greer | Architecture

Zulaikha Laurence House Facade. Photograph by Patrick Bingham-Hall.

The 120m2 site for the house is very exposed, facing south onto Sydney Harbour.

The challenge was to create a comfortable dwelling that could be made liveable in all weather conditions, transforming the mundane architecture of the existing dwelling house but informed by the robust quality of the 1918 gunpowder store on which it had been built.
Zulaikha Laurence House Facade. Photograph by Michael Nicholson.


The house is designed to enable a close connection with the outdoors and the view at all times. The detailing was driven by this connectivity. As far as possible, all windows and doors slide out of view. The interior uses various timbers expressively to reveal the structure, which when perceived from the exterior reveal the skeleton. The interior and the exterior are “equal” to accentuate their connectivity.This project was carried out in association with Drew Heath Architect.
Zulaikha Laurence House Entry. Photograph by Patrick Bingham-Hall.

Zulaikha Laurence House Kitchen. Photograph by Michael Nicholson.

Zulaikha Laurence House Balcony. Photograph by Michael Nicholson.

Zulaikha Laurence House Kitchen. Photograph by Patrick Bingham-Hall.

Zulaikha Laurence House Balcony. Photograph by Michael Nicholson.

Zulaikha Laurence House Living. Photograph by Michael Nicholson.

Zulaikha Laurence House Stairs. Photograph by Michael Nicholson.

Client :: Brian Zulaikha and Janet LaurenceLocation :: Balmain, NSW, Australia Completed :: 2006Team :: Brian Zulaikha, Drew Heath, Elizabeth Metcalfe, Ross Langdon

Awards :: 2007 RAIA National Award for Residential Architecture - Houses, 2007 RAIA NSW Residential Alternations and Additions Award
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