Houses Area: 180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933691/cooks-river-house-studioplusthree Clipboard Cooks River House / studioplusthree Fieldwork Associates, Chris Owen Cooks River House / studioplusthreeSave this projectSaveCooks River House / studioplusthree Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/933691/cooks-river-house-studioplusthree Clipboard Photographs Year: Projects Manufacturers: Alspec, Barazza, Brio, Designer Doorware, FRANKE, Forbo Flooring Systems, Halliday+Baillie, Hub Furniture, Inlite, Lysaght, Mafi, Miele, Shade Factor, Siemens, Smeg, Studio Bagno, TECE, Viridian, Artedomus, Astra Walker, +6Beaumont tiles, Fletcher, Lockwood, Ozshade, Pitella, Southern Cross ceramics-6 Landscape: Architects: studioplusthree Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Tom Ferguson+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share 2019 CopyHouses•Hurlstone Park, Australia Photographs: Tom Ferguson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project SFD Construction, Stephen DeLuca Builder: Design Team:Julin Ang, Simon Rochowski, Joseph Byrne, Sreeja Basak, Klaus CarsonEngineering:Cantilever Consulting EngineersCity:Hurlstone ParkCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tom FergusonText description provided by the architects. Cooks River House establishes a secluded family home within a lush natural landscape in Sydney’s inner west. A single-storey bungalow with an unsympathetic later addition previously occupied this sloping site, facing south along the Cooks River. The overgrown site had a wild, natural feel which our clients saw as an adventure-filled place to raise their young family.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonKey intentions were to improve the connection to the natural beauty of the site – creating a house that feels far removed from the city, responding to views, topography, and light. The later additions to the house were removed to reveal the original form, offering an opportunity to create a series of light-filled, open living spaces that better connected to the surrounding garden. Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Tom FergusonThe house overlooks the Cooks River and its surrounding parkland – a former industrial artery in recent decades revived as a place of recreation. The changing nature of this urban landscape is mirrored in the approach to this site – regenerating the garden with native plants, creating a low maintenance garden with minimal water needs, and paring back plant cover to reveal the natural rocky escarpments. Save this picture!© Tom FergusonEntering the site, the meandering path descends into the garden, following the line of the escarpment. The rocky landscape is negotiated by a series of insertions – stairs, deck, retaining wall, large-format pavers – creating a sequence of terraced outdoor spaces for play and entertaining. Save this picture!© Tom FergusonThe new timber-clad first-floor volume is a contemporary acknowledgment of the scale and form of the surrounding suburban context, sitting above the lightweight materiality of glass and steel below. This gesture of opening the ground floor to the surrounding garden serves to invite the landscape into and through the home itself, whilst the deep overhang protects the north-facing kitchen and dining areas from the hot summer sun. The sensitive insertion of a first-floor pod into the existing Federation roof volume carefully retains its character, creating views from the main bedroom out to the tree canopy and river beyond. Embracing the landscape, the garden is ever-present in the lived experience of this house. Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSet back above the foreshore reserve and secluded by lush foliage, the durable, specially treated timber facade of the house will weather and grey naturally over time in affinity with the surrounding landscape. Spotted Gum flooring and joinery knit together old and new parts of the house, giving the interior palette a similar natural quality. Looking out over the garden, first floor rooms predominantly face north, with openings sheltered by external venetian blinds allowing fine control of light and breezes, housed within deep reveals of the facade. Save this picture!© Tom FergusonSustainable strategies such as passive heating and shading, high levels of insulation, stormwater collection and rainwater recycling all reduce the environmental impact of this riverfront home.Save this picture!© Tom FergusonProject gallerySee allShow lessJump Hub / Jakub Cigler Architekti + Unlimited Jakub Cigler ArchitektiSelected ProjectsIC House / Ad-hoc mslSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officestudioplusthreeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookHurlstone ParkAustraliaPublished on February 13, 2020Cite: “Cooks River House / studioplusthree” 12 Feb 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Print Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsCounty Limerick fire station to temporarily closeBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2014 1118 Linkedin Email Previous articleOpenHouse architectural festival explores 40 venues and their usesNext articleLimerick loves to cooperate Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook ABBEYFEALE Fire Station is set to close for an estimated three-week period due to a number staff being unavailable for work due to illness, it has emerged this week.Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that five of the fire fighters based in Abbeyfeale have been unable to report to duty due to illness. As health and safety requirements dictate that a minimum complement must be present to maintain operations at a Fire Station, the local authority says it has taken the decision to temporarily close the Station from 5pm this Friday for a period of approximately three weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All incidents normally responded to by the Abbeyfeale Fire Brigade, which receives an average of 90 emergency call-outs each year, will be dealt with by Brigades in Listowel, Newcastle West and Castleisland Fire Stations.“The decision to temporarily close Abbeyfeale fire station is in accordance with health and safety requirements, but we are satisfied that sufficient and appropriate fire cover is being provided by the three neighbouring stations in Listowel, Newcastle West and Castleisland,” explained Michael Ryan, Chief Fire Officer.Mr. Ryan added: “Listowel and Newcastle West are located 16 and 21 km from Abbeyfeale and therefore, the Fire Service is satisfied that all response times to emergency incidents will not be significantly impacted by this temporary situation.”“The period of cover is approximately three weeks after which time normal service will be resumed. I am particularly grateful to Kerry County Fire and Rescue Service for providing additional cover during this period,” he concluded.Abbeyfeale is one of seven Fire Stations in Limerick. The six remaining stations are located in Newcastle West, Kilmallock, Rathkeale, Cappamore, Foynes and Limerick City (Mulgrave Street).
Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Previous articleAdare Manor restaurant awarded Michelin StarNext articlePlanning permission granted for new Primary Care Centre in Newcastle West Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSCommunityLimerick City and CountyNewsTraveller Members of the Traveller community and Ballyhoura Development at the launch of the East Limerick Traveller Health Assessment report.OF the Traveller community in East Limerick, there are only three Travellers over the age of 65 — less than one per cent of the Traveller population in the area.This was one of the stark findings of the East Limerick Traveller Health Baseline Needs Assessment. The study also shows that only 29 of the Traveller population in East County Limerick is over the age of 50, which is only six per cent of the Traveller community in the area.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The assessment was undertaken as a collaborative study between the HSE and Ballyhoura Development, supported by Sheila Cahill Consulting, between March and June of this year.The purpose of the assessment was to identify the health and wellbeing needs of Travellers living in East County Limerick. Although national figures and statistics are available, until now there has been no definitive research undertaken into the health needs of Travellers in the region.The study sought to establish a clear demographic profile of the Traveller community in East Limerick, and to examine a baseline of the health status of Travellers, particularly areas in need of attention, as well as identifying the key factors, which influence and affect the physical and mental health of Travellers.Ballyhoura Development manager Eileen O’Keeffe said that the link between health and the inequalities that exist in housing and education available to members of the Travelling Community cannot be ignored.“With over 90 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick participating in the assessment, this report can be regarded as a definitive study which will help to inform the development and implementation of appropriate responses and solutions to the diverse range of health needs amongst the Traveller Community, as outlined in the report,” she explained.One of the key findings of the assessment is that less than 50 per cent of Travellers living in East Limerick were identified in the 2016 census, meaning that the Traveller community in the area is twice as large as was previously recorded.The HSE Traveller Health Unit will now consider the findings of the assessment. NewsCommunityOnly three Travellers over the age of 65 in East LimerickBy Alan Jacques – October 9, 2019 1436 Print TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick on Covid watch list Email Linkedin Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Twitter Facebook