Winner: House interior 2020. 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.
Judges comments:The judges on the interiors master jury said that "the relationship between the house and the urban street condition is sublimely orchestrated and the varied collection of raw materials creates warmth and intrigue throughout the rooms."
Architect: Andrew Burges Architects and David Harrison & Karen McCartney
Project: Bismarck House