Bismarck House is a semi-detached dwelling located within the tight urban grain around Sydney's Bondi beach.
The project explores the relationship between house, garden and public realm along a gritty urban laneway bounding the immediate site.
The house was conceived in two parts. The ground floor of the house is conceived spatially and materially as a continuous garden between the boundary walls of the site. The upper level as a solid mass that carves voids for light and oblique viewing lines along the length of the laneway.
The kitchen provides the locus of social interaction within the house and onto the laneway.
Architect: Andrew Burges Architects
Project: Bismarck House