Harris Street House, Sydney, NSW

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Philip Abram Architects

Overview

Harris Street House in Pyrmont, NSW has been designed by Philip Abram Architects to reflect a modern large-scale wood cabinet, transforming a late Victorian terrace front and 1970s brick veneer. 

Detail

The interior exposed wood is rock maple - light colour, gentle grain and exceptional hardness and consistency in its colour, and therefore is more reliable in its supply. Interior spaces are linked within by the constant use of American rock maple integrated the different areas, including floors, stairs, and joinery.

Use of same wood throughout all interiors creates a visual connection between different parts of the building and generates links between each level. Between living and dining, timber floor wraps from horizontal to vertical surfaces creating a banquette and stairs between levels. American rock maple timber treads on the open stairs continue to the upper level allowing for light and visibility, and cross ventilation.

Cabinetry is the same palette referencing mid century Scandinavian design renowned for it's subtle use of timber. Detailing of the joinery utilises American rock maple in all the edge detailing throughout, allowing the joinery to appear as individual pieces more akin to loose furniture.

Why did you choose wood?

Wood boarding was selected over other products, due to the availability of long board lengths, and exceptional finish when painted. All doors and windows are timber framed and chosen for its aesthetic, acoustic and thermal properties.

‘All doors and windows are timber framed and chosen for its aesthetic, acoustic and thermal properties.' Philip Abram, Architect.

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