This project by Pivot involves the full rebuild of an existing Terrace House in Alexandria, Sydney, hence its name, Alexandria House 2. The front façade and front roof form is retained and restored for heritage reasons and the remodelled rear form responds to cues found in the existing context and the previous dwelling which occupied the site.
New Skewed Roof
The new works are enclosed by a skewed roof surface which demarcates the arrangement of interior spaces.
Exterior walling surfaces bring the outside in by creating feature panels and wrapping sections of the interior to create rooms and an interior courtyard.
Indoors Blends into Outdoors
The project draws no distinction between inside and outside. Full height glazing and louvers are used to let the house breathe and skylights are used strategically to maximise natural light to key areas stipulated by the brief whilst polished concrete and timber decking alternate freely from interior to exterior sections house.