Hewlett Street House / MHN Design Union

first_imgCopyHouses•Sydney, Australia Architects: MHN Design Union Area Area of this architecture project Houses Hewlett Street House / MHN Design UnionSave this projectSaveHewlett Street House / MHN Design Union ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDU+ 32 Share 2013 “COPY” Year: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/348975/hewlett-street-house-mpr-design-group Clipboard Australia Hewlett Street House / MHN Design Union ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/348975/hewlett-street-house-mpr-design-group Clipboard Projects Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDURecommended ProductsWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. The underlying design intent was toexplore the notion of “prospect and refuge” within a contemporary family house and then to apply the idea to a specific site near Bronte Beach.Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDUThe “prospect” were the constantly changing beach and coast views to the south of the site. The “refuge” was the other contrasting character where we created introspective spaces that provide a sense of sanctuary and enclosure.Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDUThese two driving desires for the house were accommodated through devising two sculpted concrete forms responding to their particular use and orientation. The forms are rounded at the edges similar to tubes which are independent of each other enabling the upper tube to twist towards the view while the lower tube orientates to the street.Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDUThe upper tube containing the living spaces is open ended and carved out which allows the northern winter sun to penetrate deeply into the space while allowing an unimpeded outlook to the southern view. The form also provides efficient passive ventilation drawing the prevailing nor’ east breeze through the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDUOn the two lower levels the character of the spaces changes to places of privacy and refuge. The middle tube houses the bedrooms, each with a different aspect and outlook. The lower level has a cave like atmosphere with the room formed by a cut bedrock wall and a dark stone floor connecting the internal and external spaces. The pool provides a water element spanning between the rock wall and the garden.Save this picture!Courtesy of MHNDUThe house boldly sits as a modern insertion into the typically poor building stock of its surrounding environment. The context is of varying building styles, scales and materials so the house creates a deliberate contrast in form and colour. The homogenous appearance of the house allows the forms to be emphasised by sun and shadow with the play of light continually shifting and moving with the path of the sun.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow less’Wallcano’: Collider Activity Center Competition Entry / Zohar ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectGold Coast International Design CompetitionEvent Share Area:  332 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMHN Design UnionOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyAustraliaPublished on March 24, 2013Cite: “Hewlett Street House / MHN Design Union” 24 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Hewlett 街道住宅 / MPR设计团队是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more