LOFT HOUSE x2 Replaces cars with people. Collaboration between two inner-city neighbours saw their rear-lane parking spaces replaced with conjoined one-bedroom houses. On a footprint of just 35 square metres each, they will serve as both traveller’s accommodation, and a secondary family home.
LOCATION: Pyrmont, NSW
ACCOMMODATION: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom each
PHOTOGRAPHY: Katherine Lu
The most absorbing part of Brad Swartz Architects’ work is not sculptural forms or exotic decorative effects. Photographs of the projects are not destined to be clickbait, fodder for the internet-weary eye. It is not “exciting architecture.” It is the opposite: it is calming. Mood – the creation of atmosphere, taking care of the psychological effects of light or warmth or enclosure – is more often associated with hospitality projects than residential architecture. The curation of mood is important in any spatial design, but in small living spaces like Loft House x2 it is critical.
- Houses Magazine, Issue 124