ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925352/lacuna-house-bijl-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, GRAPHISOFT, Austral Bricks, Axolotl Group, Caesarstone, Dulux, Eco Outdoor, PENTA Light, Precision Flooring, ROGER SELLER, Bathroom tiles, Timber slats, Turnstyle Designs Landscape: Australia “COPY” Lacuna House / Bijl ArchitectureSave this projectSaveLacuna House / Bijl Architecture Save this picture!© Tom Ferguson+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share ArchDaily Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture Lead Architect: CopyHouses, Extension•Sydney, Australia Area: 260 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Photographs: Tom Ferguson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Architects: Bijl Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Projects Melonie Bayl-Smith ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925352/lacuna-house-bijl-architecture Clipboard Year: Space Landscape Design 2018 Design Team:Giles GibbinsEngineering:Cantilever Consulting EngineersConsultants:Partridge HydraulicCollaborators:Driftwood JoineryCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom FergusonRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineText description provided by the architects. The Lacuna House embraces a typical suburban brief – to create a haven away from a busy work-life and a safe home in which to raise children and live life. In doing so, the design realizes these common aspirations with a subtle overlaying of functional and aesthetic requirements to create new spaces, flows, and internal views while combatting the negative aspects of the site’s context. By focusing on the lacuna of the site – the unfilled spaces or gaps – the design reconciles built form with the landscape, and places a new pool as the connecting element that brings the site together. Located on Sydney’s leafy north shore, poor local planning decisions had overtime allowed two neighboring properties to compromise the setting for the inter-war dwelling.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tom FergusonA property with a high brick wall abutting the southern boundary had created an unsightly and unwelcome sense of enclosure. To the west, a neighbor’s second-story addition with a bank of windows overlooked the rear yard. Further, the rear yard of the site was unsightly, containing a ramshackle shed, overgrown garden, and cracked excessive paving. It was, therefore, no surprise that our clients desired a family home with generous spaces for outdoor living. Retaining the large rear yard for kicking a ball around and playing cricket was essential, so too was the need to provide an adaptable house for a family with two small children and regular visitors from overseas. Our design scheme introduces a new rear addition to the original cottage, with the soaring roofline and expansive stacked glazed doors to make the most of sky and treed views.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThis new roof not only opens the dwelling out to the rear yard but acts as a visual buffer, controlling views to and of the existing second story addition which was modified and better integrated with the dwelling to improve the living/bedroom zoning of the home. The new indoor-outdoor living, kitchen and dining volume carefully control scale and proportion to refocus the home towards the garden, greatly improving flows throughout and bringing natural light and ventilation deep into the home. This newly-released rear expanse is now claimed by green lawns for play and a delightful family swimming pool – another lacuna, Latin for pool – framed by the house and a new cabana.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Tom FergusonNeighboring properties were carefully hidden through timber slatting, brick mass, new planting, and full-length curtains that catch the afternoon breeze. Inside, the traditional front entry and hall have been retained, with the front bedroom now extended with a luxe ensuite bathroom and walk-in robe. A new central library room has been created to relieve the hallway length, serving as a TV and playroom in the immediate future, with plans to transform into a media and reading room as children grow and mature. Bathrooms and utility spaces have been thoughtfully inserted into the zoning of the plan, allowing for convenience, flexibility and robust use by family, guests and visitors alike over the anticipated long future in the home.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonProject gallerySee allShow lessCan Feliç Nursery / Estudio Fernández-VivancosSelected ProjectsChicago Union Station Great Hall Restoration / Goettsch PartnersSelected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeBijl ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSydneyOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 25, 2019Cite: “Lacuna House / Bijl Architecture” 25 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
NewsLocal NewsPedestrian crossing sought for Shelbourne ParkBy Alan Jacques – May 29, 2017 1132 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Advertisement Print Twitter TAGSCllr John CostelloelimerickLimerick City and County CouncilShelbourne Park Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live LIMERICK City and County Council has been asked to provide a pedestrian crossing at the entrance to Shelbourne Park.Sinn Fein City North councillor John Costelloe said he had been approached by constituents who are having difficulty in crossing the road with their children due to the volume of traffic.“The park is a tremendous asset to parents and children in the area and is beautifully maintained by the council,” he said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It was a joy to be in the park this week and see so many taking advantage of the fine weather. Many of our elderly residents also enjoy the park and are having difficulties crossing the road. It would be a shame is this resource was denied to some residents due to the lack of a pedestrian crossing.”A spokeswoman for the local authority said that while no documented request had been received by the council, they were planning to carry out location surveys to determine whether or not a controlled crossing was warranted.“No provisions have been made in 2017 traffic expenditure for this but if it’s warranted, we will begin consultation with the Gardaí to see if they will support it and then look for funding in 2018 estimates or perhaps other sources from 2017 works savings.”by Alan [email protected] Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin Facebook Previous articleMissing Limerick teen found safe and wellNext articleN18 set to reopen following crash Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie
Previous Article Next Article Directive set to restrict temporary workersOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. The current draft of the EU Agency Workers Directive would act as adeterrent to employers and force many temps to take up permanent jobs that theydon’t really want, it is claimed. A draft directive has been passed by the European Parliament and was duebefore the EU council of ministers today. However, a study of temporary and permanent administrative staff shows thattemps generally work short contracts through choice and don’t want permanentjobs. The survey of 1,800 staff shows that 80 per cent choose to work as tempsbecause of the flexibility it offers, while 53 per cent enjoy the variety ofroles. The current draft of the directive means that agency staff must have equalconditions to permanent staff from the first day of employment. Steve Carter, managing director at Office Team, who carried out theresearch, said he feared the draft could decimate the temporary jobs market. “We understand the motivations behind the directive and support anyinitiative that improves working conditions. However, the guidelines threatento act as a deterrent to employers, which could restrict the job market fortemps,” he said. Letter to Tony BlairThe Engineering Employers Federationand a number of major companies including IBM, M.W. Kellogg Limited, Siemensand Smiths Group Plc, have written to the Prime Minister outlining theirconcerns over the draft agency workers directive.To view a copy of this letter go to www.personneltoday.com/pt_news/news_daily_det.asp?liArticleID=16342 Related posts:No related photos.