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Neutral Bay House // Downie North Architects

Neutral Bay, Australia

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An unaltered and blinkered 1920s semi-detached house with no relationship to its site is reworked to accommodate the needs of a young family to enjoy sunlight, embrace its small garden, and carefully curate and frame its outlook to achieve a space that extends beyond its confined urban site.

© Felipe Neves

© Felipe Neves

© Felipe Neves

© Felipe Neves

The light shelf, which bounces daylight deep into the room, was designed to keep the sun skirting outside the building in summer but also allow deep solar penetration in winter.

© Felipe Neves

© Felipe Neves

© Downie North Architects

© Downie North Architects

Above the light shelf, operable windows capture prevailing ocean breezes and cross ventilate the space, while flushing out excess heat.

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© Felipe Neves

© Felipe Neves

© Felipe Neves

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© Felipe Neves

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© Felipe Neves

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