Australia-based Durack Architects recently converted a clothing warehouse into a new 3-bedroom home for a couple in Sydney. With a love of utilitarian warehouse buildings, the clients were adamant that the original industrial feel of the building remain present in the new space. However, the open layout of the warehouse was not conducive for a family home, and so the plan evolved to add structure and definition, centered around a U-shaped mezzanine.
Durack Architects maintained the industrial aesthetic with exposed steelwork and timber joints, industrial grating for screens, and balustrades that are typically used as flooring in factories. Rumbled brass tap fittings and joinery handles add finer details to the overarching theme.
All the communal spaces are wrapped around a protected and elevated courtyard. Adding this space allowed natural light to flood into the double-height interiors.
Local artist Alex Lehours was commissioned to create a large piece of street art on the extensive facade overlooking Simpson Park to celebrate the diverse and creative community of St Peters.