A homage to Sydney’s climate, the Iron Maiden House is designed to change with the seasons.
When a family of five returned to Sydney after years of living in Hong Kong, they decided to craft a home that combined a strong connection to the outdoors with the compact living arrangements they had grown used to from living abroad.
Unafraid of the experimental and drawn to sustainable design, the family turned to Sydney–based design practice CplusC Architectural Workshop to design and build their unique modern home.
“They weren’t afraid to challenge traditional notions of what a home should be, requesting a generous connection to the outdoors to enjoy and entertain family and friends,” note the architects. “They wanted a home which celebrated the Sydney climate.”
The architects let the site and local context shape the design, starting from the rectangular massing that responds to the elongated corner site to the home’s modern take on the local vernacular of gabled homes.
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