Inner West Warehouse Transformed to a Family House By Corben Architects

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Corben Architect is a Sydney based office specialising in residential projects. Although focused on residential schemes they run a range of houses from large, multi-unit, apartment installations to individual houses. Their radius is the wider area of Sydeny though they have built houses throughout Australia.

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This project is a full restoration of an old and abandoned warehouse. The original façade remained untouched though the indoors spaces of the building were fully restored. A couple with three teenagers was the audience the house needed to accommodate.

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Complexities of the project were the site’s light industrial zoning, its location in a flood zone, under a flight path and heritage issues requiring the retention of the existing roof trusses and street facade. Another key issue in the design was getting light and air into the living and bedroom areas given less than 15% of the enclosing walls opened to an external space.” the architect suggests. The result is noteworthy. Enjoy.

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