It might be hard to believe, but this collection of angular volumes is actually a single house located within an Australian residential area. Of Diverse Research (ODR) Architects designed the black-and-white geometric forms with splashes of orange accents that include the large numbers embedded in the facade. The Hunter Street Home creates an unusual urban landscape that turns conventional suburban living into an exciting design experience.
ODR Architects created forms with corrugated sheet profiles which reference the industrial quality of workers’ houses, and hipped roofs that evoke the “saw tooth” typology. The larger urbanistic approach acknowledges the terraces to Hunter Street through articulation and the wider typology of Valiant Street. The building also created with an introverted aesthetic by providing views into itself for its occupants.
The site is located within a mixed urban context with mixed and varied program. The new development was integrated within this fabric without the need for straight duplication of form and/or planning. Although the new building evokes an image of unfamiliarity, it actually uses familiar language of the inner city suburbs.
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