Awarded a Jury Citation for Residential Architecture (New Houses) in the recent 2020 National Architecture Awards, Glebe House by Chenchow Little is a new take on traditional timber-lined bungalows and includes majestic upturned-arch windows that draws light into the sculptural white interiors spaces.
Described by practice director Tony Chenchow as “an exploration of volume, form and light,” Glebe House reflects the architect’s resolute commitment to expanding the sculptural potential of architecture.
Behind its enigmatic facade, this modestly sized but generously proportioned four bedroom house on a tight inner Sydney site provides an exemplary balance of imagination and restraint. A rigorous exploration of the parabolic arch has produced a richly sculptural but highly efficient living environment that responds to the needs of each member of the family – adults and children – offering spaces for retreat and celebration, openness and privacy.
The architects’ and the builders’ undeniable skill in detail and material results in a building that looks effortless but surprising, meeting the brief with real beauty. In the clients’ own words, “it is inviting and luxurious and yet simple and humble.”
Tony Chenchow, Stephanie Little, Mark Hill, Joshua Mulford
Arborist : Earthscape Horticultural Services
Environmental consultant – Damian O’Toole Town Planning
Landscaping: Spirit Level Designs
Structural engineer: Benvenuti S.C.
Location: Glebe, NSW
Site area: 374Sqm
Building area: 202Sqm
Design, documentation: 16 months
Construction: 24 months
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- On December 7, 2020
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