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January 7, 2022

A modern house, Gunnamatta House is the result of Jorge Hrdina Architects working in collaboration with interior design studio Akin Atelier, applying global influences upon a place of rest and retreat. The modern house sees multiculturally informed architecture and interior design combine to create a contemporary dwelling, expressive of its owners’ own narratives.

Located in Cronulla, Sydney, Gunnamatta House by Jorge Hrdina Architects and interior design studio Akin Atelier is intended to represent the owners’ travels through Europe, as well as the relaxed connectedness of Australian family living. The modern house flows around a central timber staircase that acts as a statement focal point. Given the formal openness of the building, sculptural furniture freely stands as functional pieces of art.

Creating an interplay of soft and sharp edges, the architect behind Gunnamatta House pushes the structure towards the form of a modern house and hints at European inspiration. Modernity is also championed through time-tested materiality throughout the exterior architecture and interior design, as durable stone responds to the contemporary need for a long-lasting home and modern house.

Internally, the modern house features a texturally diverse material palette. The interior design team from studio Akin Atelier uses polished concrete for the design foundation, layered with walnut timber, rattan, textiles and bronze. Sandstone and tan leather add additional warmth to the scheme and reference the home’s location.

From the joint efforts of Jorge Hrdina Architects and interior design studio Akin Atelier, Gunnamatta House emerges as an experientially complex and modern house.

00:00 - The Local Project Print Publication
00:10 - An Introduction to the Architect and House
00:47 - Creating a Sense of Journey
01:10 - The Entry, Kitchen, Courtyard, Dining and Living Spaces
01:57 - The 'Family Living' Concept
02:29 - The Lower Garden Courtyard
02:51 - The Upper Garden Courtyard
03:08 - The Clients Heritage and Cultural Background
04:10 - Using Sandstone Throughout the House
04:35 - Closing Statements
05:10 - The Local Project's Tri-Annual Print Publication

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Architecture by Jorge Hrdina Architects.
Interior Design by Akin Atelier.
Photography by Anson Smart.
Build by Toki Construction.
Joinery by JP Finsbury.
Filmed and Edited by Tommy Devy.
Production by The Local Project.

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