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Showcased throughout the housetour of an architect’s own tinyhome, Riley’s Terrace emerges as a lesson in architecture and interior design. Adele McNab Architecture delivers a home filled with natural light, contrasted against the previously shadowed areas of the structure.
Settled into the Sydney suburb of Redfern, Riley’s Terrace is an architect’s own tinyhome. Measuring just three metreswide, the small house sees a spiral staircase used to save space whilst enabling movement throughout the residence.
In the process of forming Riley’s Terrace, Adele McNab Architecture capitalises on the spatial opportunities of the site, turning the space into an architect’s own tinyhome. Reconfiguring the typical terrace layout, a courtyard is placed at the centre of the dwelling. The position of the courtyard allows natural light to reach the kitchen and dining room, which had dark spaces in the previous configuration.
The restrained and cohesive material palette of Riley’s Terrace hints at its status as an architect’s own tinyhome. In the kitchen, a matte Laminex product is used on the cabinetry and splashback, visually blending with the plaster walls and drawing the eye to the golden spider marble benchtop.
As an architect’s own tinyhome, Riley’s Terrace is a demonstration of architectural savvy. Adele McNab Architecture uses connection to the external environment as a means to improve life within the house.
00:00 - Squarespace 00:15 - An Introduction to the TinyHome 00:45 - Connection to the Outdoors 01:11 - Designing for Yourself 01:50 - Designing Flexible Spaces 02:10 - The Kitchen and Dining Room 02:25 - The Rear Studio Space 02:27 - The Materials Used 02:59 - The Exterior Materials 03:15 - Materials Used in the Kitchen 03:39 - The Stone Used in the Kitchen & Bathroom 04:01 - Natural Light in the TinyHome 04:15 - The Central Outdoor Courtyard 04:40 - What the Architect is Most Proud Of 05:09 - Squarespace
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Architecture and Interior Design by Adele McNab Architecture. Built by the owner. Carpentry by Maple Building & Carpentry. Joinery by UltraForm Joinery. Engineering by Alba and Associates. Photography by Clinton Weaver. Filmed and Edited by Cheer Squad Film Co. Production by The Local Project.