Nobbs Radford Architects

Glebe House

Glebe, NSW, Australia

Rebecca Wilkinson

  • Glebe, NSW, Australia
  • 250m2
Project Year
  • 2014
Structural Engineer
  • Glebe, NSW, Australia

A modern architectural home influenced by contemporary and industrial design.

Created by designers Nobbs Radford Architects, the primary focus of this project was the interconnections of cloistered spaces and selected framed openings, wrapped with an outer concrete element, which contrasts with the timber elements, which further define the carious internal zones and functions within the house.

The depth of the rear façade of Glebe House creates an interstitial threshold, which is a space in itself, to be occupied and provides a sense of enclosure. This idea behind this design was to create intermediating spaces which ground the house, in relation to both its interior and exterior design.

The interior of Glebe House by Nobbs Radford Architects reveals the alternate nature, where the structural loads are revealed. This duality through the use of the façade in the house, re-emphasizes the nature of the threshold space itself.

Complimenting materials of near raw continuous length floor boards and a restrained palette of black aluminium, black steel, stainless steel and oak appear throughout the house and create a cohesive connection between original and new.

These materials for this residence were selected, partially, so as not to compete with the ornate patterning of the original house along with their own inherent qualities.

Glebe House’s fundamental rationale is to create a family home that recognised the various needs of the occupiers, spaces for children and adults with a flexibility for both retreat and engagement.

Photography by Murray Fredericks.

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