001Henson Park House
Date: 2019Scale: 250m2Type: House
Henson Park House is a modest rear addition to a single storey brick bungalow in Marrickville that backs onto Henson Park. The house is defined by a central courtyard that acts as a connecting corridor between new and old - simultaneously restoring daylight and ventilation to the existing spaces whilst inviting it into the new living volume. Glazed on three sides, the courtyard doors slide away, eroding its corners and dissolving the transition from inside to out, old to new. A simple palette of blackened and natural timber, concrete, and metal impart a distinct character to the new volume whilst still allowing it to sit comfortably behind the old federation bungalow. Constructed from prefabricated SIPS panels, the house was an investigation into the opportunities and benefits that prefabricated building techniques allowed.