The Hrdina House
Jorge Hrdina Architects
Killara, NSW, Australia

Project Specification
Project Name: The Hrdina House
Project Type: Residential ,
Location: Killara, NSW, Australia
Lead Architect: Jorge Hrdina ,
Project Year: 2016 ,
Photographer: Brigid Arnott Photography
Builder: Berlina Construction ,
Structural Engineer: D’Ambrosio Consulting ,
Landscape Design: Michael Cooke Garden Design ,

From the Architect

The Hrdina house is a renovation project in which Jorge’s primary brief was to make liveable an inappropriately planned 70’s house for his large family of 7. The aesthetic of the existing house was almost like a 70’s style range and the materials were quite organic with bricks, stone and hardwood timbers. With 5 teenage children, the building needed to include at least 5 bedrooms with a separate home office incorporating a flush connection between in and out to the north-facing, substantial flat block of land. The house spreads across a square shape block with most living spaces facing north towards a courtyard and a tennis court.

And The Materials Were Quite Organic With Bricks, Stone And Hardwood Timbers
And The Way The Building Responded To Jorge’s Large Family Unit

Notwithstanding the many federation style homes in Killara, one of the more beautiful structures is a nearby Anglican Church. Utilising this genre of materiality that has stood the test of time, Jorge incorporated a low-pitched slate roof, cedar windows and sandstone in a pattern more of today. Copper gutters and chains were also used which evokes the notion of longevity like the church as well as a local identity and thus, not a foreign rendered box.

One Of The More Beautiful Structures Is A Nearby Anglican Church
Providing A Good Anchorage For Family Unity And Living.

Jorge notes that it is very special to have the privilege of living in a house one has designed. Buildings are never a “one size fits all” and the way the building responded to Jorge’s large family unit was a very fortunate situation, providing a good anchorage for family unity and living.

Structural Engineer D’ambrosio Consulting
Substantial Flat Block Of Land
The Aesthetic Of The Existing House Was Almost Like A 70’s Style Range
In Which Jorge’s Primary Brief Was To Make Livable An Inappropriately Planned 70’s House For His Large Family Of 7
The House Spreads Across A Square Shape Block With Most Living Spaces
The Hrdina House Is A Renovation Project
Utilising This Genre Of Materiality That Has Stood The Test Of Time
With A Separate Home Office Incorporating A Flush Connection Between In And Out To The North Facing
Jorge Notes That It Is Very Special To Have The Privilege Of Living In A House One Has Designed Min
Buildings Are Never A “one Size Fits All
Copper Gutters And Chains Were Also Used Which Evokes The Notion Of Longevity
Facing North Towards A Courtyard And A Tennis Court.
Jorge Hrdina Architects Sydney Inspiraiton
Jorge Incorporated A Low Pitched Slate Roof
Killara, Sydney Australia
Local Australian Residential Architecture Design And Interiors
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Notwithstanding The Many Federation Style Homes In Killara
The Building Needed To Include At Least 5 Bedrooms
Was A Very Fortunate Situation
With 5 Teenage Children
Like The Church As Well As A Local Identity And Thus, Not A Foreign Rendered Box.

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Published 15 July, 2019
Photography  Brigid Arnott Photography
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