Tennyson // John Adam Architect

 

PROJECT NAME // Tennyson

COMPLETION YEAR // 2016

ARCHITECT // John Adam Architect
PROJECT PERSONNEL // John Adam Architect AIA

LOCATION // Tennyson

SIZE // 320 sqm total: 60 sqm new works plus 250 sqm renovations to existing

BUILDING TYPOLOGY // Residential Alteration

 

 Void Glazing

 

CLIENT’S STATEMENT//

 

We wanted a home which weighed less.

The resolutions that John employed have given us that and more.

The understanding of us and our house and the resulting crafting of space and form is both impressive and comfortable.

 

 

Void + Bridge

 

ARCHITECT’S STATEMENT //
 

CONCEPT

The misery of a 7 foot man living in an 8 foot house.

We needed strategies to open up space:

  1. Vertical void through first floor.

  2. Peeling away new walls from the existing ‘ruin’.

  3. New works with higher ceilings

     

RELATIONSHIP OF BUILT FORM TO CONTEXT
Existing house is a two stack 2.4m pancake. Users suffered the low ceilings and were evaluating whether this could actually be resolved in a renovation.

The main built form manoeuvre was to punch a hole in the upper floor to create an intense central vertical space. Where possible walls were removed or windows installed such that the lowered ceiling break off spaces were able to borrow from this verticality.


A playful cost saving strategy was to peel new forms of the masonry rear wall. Existing window opens were retained, creating a modern ruin from which are peeled new lightweight glass and timber forms. The new spaces also enable increased ceiling heights.


PUBLIC AND CULTURAL BENEFITS:
TENNYSON DUNES // YAITYA WORRA

One of the few remaining coastal reserves on the Adelaide foreshore. It contains important native SA dunal flora and fauna and current community engagement is rehabilitating the area.

 

The view from the dune was considered as important as the street view and the meandering unsealed timber towers and recycled timber pergola offer a patina that will age sympathetically with the softness of the dunes. Conversely Tennyson is renowned for the mega mansion and garish 80’s edifies of render and salmon.

 

Our aim was to create an aesthetic where design consideration has informed the shape and materiality of the home, rather than status anxiety.

 

Garden

ABOUT THE ARCHITECT // John Adam Architect

 

ADDRESS // 21 Highwood Grove, Upper Sturt SA 5156

PHONE // +61 8 8339 3999

EMAIL // john@johnadam.com.au

WEBSITE // www.johnadam.com.au

 

 

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CONSULTANTS & CONTRACTORS //

 

INTERIORS // John Adam Architect

LANDSCAPE // John Adam Architect

CONTRACTOR / BUILDER // Vertex Construction

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER // Triaxial Consulting – Dan Vyden

LIGHTING CONSULTANT // Gamma Illumination - Tony Tulic

 

PHOTOGRAPHY // John Adam

MATERIALS & FINISHES //

 

ROOFING // Revolution Roofing – True Oak

EXTERNAL CLADDING // Tillings Timber – Western Red Cedar

EXTERNAL FLOOR FINISHES // Austral clay brick pavers

EXTERNAL SOFFITS // Nil

CEILINGS // Plasterboard

INTERNAL CLADDING // Plasterboard

INTERNAL FLOOR FINISHES // Vic Ash + Recycled carpet

WINDOWS // Aluminium

PLUMBING FIXTURES // Reece

LIGHT FITTINGS // LED - Gamma Illumination

JOINERY FINISHES // Vic Ash – Adelaide Black Granite Honed – 2 Pac Paint
OTHER // Bagged Existing Brick Walls – Rayners Raytex Custom Mix

 

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