Concert Hall House

Concert Hall House

Architect
Pandolfini Architects
Location
Paddington NSW, Australia | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Rory Gardiner
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
LightingArticolo Lighting
LightingFlos
Table & ChairsB&B Italia
ParquetryTongue n Groove
Sofa & TableCassina Custom Interiors
8 Sofa, 9 Low Table
Dining Table & ChairsGreat Dane Furniture
DC09 Chair, Johansen table

Product Spec Sheet
Lighting
Table & Chairs
Sofa & Table
8 Sofa, 9 Low Table by Cassina Custom Interiors
Dining Table & Chairs
DC09 Chair, Johansen table by Great Dane Furniture

Concert Hall House

Pandolfini Architects as Architects

Located in Paddington on the end of a strip of terrace houses dating back to the 1880’s, the Concert Hall House is a highly personalised response to the clients brief for a space where music can take centre stage. Reimagining the potential of a compact inner-city site, the house sits comfortably within the heritage context whilst providing dramatic interior spaces, reminiscent of great music halls.

photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner
photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner

A full restoration of the principal building form was undertaken with the original fabric being retained and refurbished wherever possible. Conceived to sit comfortably in its heritage context, the new addition responds to the scale and pitched roof forms of the adjacent houses; the smooth off form concrete and complete lack of ornament presenting an unmistakably modern counterpoint. A large skylight which spans the width of the site articulates the new and old volumes and allows natural light into the long, narrow site.

photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner
photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner

The unadorned exterior of the concrete addition contrasts with the sculpted interior which has been carefully formed to provide an optimal listening experience. Pleated concrete walls and ceiling of the new addition have been specifically calibrated for the space and the client’s audio equipment; a full height wall of folded aluminium panels complete the sound stage and hold an extensive music collection.

photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner
photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner

On the ground floor, a central pod conceals the staircase and amenities, freeing up the rest of the interior space and delineating the piano and listening rooms. The floor level steps down into the main listening area, following the slope of the natural ground level to maximise the height in the main living space and creating a fluid connection to the external courtyard.

photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner
photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner

Double skin, insulated concrete walls form the new addition, providing for excellent thermal performance and zinc cladding deflects heat from the concrete roof structure. High performance insulation has been installed throughout the original house and its small footprint exploited to provide cross ventilation to all spaces.

photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner
photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner

Architects: Pandolfini Architects

Builder : Pacific Plus Constructions
Landscape :
Pepo Botanic Design
Engineering :
SDA Structures
Stylist:
Paul Anthony Wells

Acoustic Engineer: Marshall Day Acoustics

Photographer: Rory Gardiner

photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner
photo_credit Rory Gardiner
Rory Gardiner

Materials Used:

Facade cladding: Zinc Cladding, VM ZINC Flooring: Terrazzo, Slab 530, Signorino Chevron Parquetry, Bistre, Tongue n Groove, Mosaic Tiles, Marilyn, Bisazza

Interior lighting: Wall Sconce, Fizi Ball, Articolo. Track Light, Econo, VIABIZZUNO
Surface mounted Light fixture,Bocci 14s, Hub Wall light, Clessidra, FLOS
Interior furniture:
Leather Sofa, Harvey Sofa, GRAZIA&CO Cassina 8 Sofa
Cassina 194 ‘9’ low tables (From Space), B&B Italia Mirto Outdoor Table and Chairs (From Space) Rug from Loom, Johansen Dining Table (Great Dane), DC09 Dining, Chairs (Great Dane), Banded Pendant (over dining table) from Articolo

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