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Mosman Design Awards 2009: 3 Warringah Road

Mosman Design Awards 2009

Mosman Design Awards logoMosman Council

3 Warringah Road

This project involved replacing a single storey house with a two storey one on a sensitive site with extensive water views. The house was skilfully designed to ensure minimal view loss to neighbours in accordance with Council’s view sharing policy.

A simple rectilinear form was adopted, which was then carefully articulated with timber and sandstone cladding to present a modern 3-dimensional structure that fits well into its immediate context. Energy efficiency design principles were used throughout. An operable skylight over the central core allows natural light and ventilation. Concrete floors and roof were used to maximise thermal mass and thermal comfort was enhanced with Low E glazing. Overhangs and screens were used for solar protection.

The building is well setback from the street with only a sleek garage at the front, providing a welcome relief from the highly developed medium density properties surrounding the site.

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Corben Architects
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