Equipped for entertaining, this dynamic penthouse in the heart of Surry Hills is inspired by commercial hospitality interiors. Stukel Stone worked with their clients, a couple from France and New York, to make bold and unexpected choices for their Sydney chapter. The existing two-bedroom apartment had a poorly planned layout and lacked generosity of movement […]
The building forms are rural in nature, with their gable roofs referencing the typical historic barn forms. With unnecessary ornamentation stripped from the facades, the buildings’ contemporary exteriors are clad in a compressed cement sheet cladding and corrugated metal.
“Conceptually, the whole of the building was developed as a Cuban mansion. Layers of paint were removed through a peeling process to reveal the age of the building to help tell the story of the past that was present within.” Studio Gram discusses Hotel Harry, a Heritage listed hotel that sits proudly as the leader of Sydney’s artistic heart and soul, Surry Hills.
The Carlisle Street extension is a foray into a new Australian vernacular. Familiar materials and form are used with a higher consideration to context and passive design to create an extension that is restrained and simple; a volume of space that is light-filled and expansive yet private.