A modernhouse, Gunnamatta House is the result of Jorge Hrdina Architects working in collaboration withinteriordesign studio Akin Atelier, applying global influences upon a place of rest and retreat. The modernhouse sees multiculturally informed architecture and interiordesign combine to create a contemporary dwelling, expressive of its owners’ own narratives.
Located in Cronulla, Sydney, Gunnamatta House by Jorge Hrdina Architects and interiordesign studio Akin Atelier is intended to represent the owners’ travels through Europe, as well as the relaxed connectedness of Australian family living. The modernhouse 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 modernhouse and hints at European inspiration. Modernity is also championed through time-tested materiality throughout the exterior architecture and interiordesign, as durable stone responds to the contemporary need for a long-lasting home and modernhouse.
Internally, the modernhouse features a texturally diverse material palette. The interiordesign 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 interiordesign studio Akin Atelier, Gunnamatta House emerges as an experientially complex and modernhouse.
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. InteriorDesign 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.