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July 29, 2022

Imbued with a sense of tranquillity, Hidden Garden House is a minimalist residence with a restrained materiality. Designed by TRIAS in collaboration with the clients, the home emerges as a peaceful ode to simplicity.

Located in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, Hidden Garden House celebrates small living on the fringe of the CBD. A house tour of the property elucidates its floor plan. Entering the home, the living room leads to an elevated dining room, which in turn flows to the kitchen space. The kitchen wraps around a courtyard garden and upstairs, the bedroom and bathroom are separated by blocks of joinery.

As one of the occupants of Hidden Garden House is a ceramicist, their influence is apparent throughout the home. Terracotta floor tiles line the kitchen whilst white tiles in the lightwell bounce sunlight into the home. Brass hardware and elegant furniture also testify to the quality of the client’s work.

TRIAS uses natural materials to establish a sense of warmth in Hidden Garden House. Bagged brickwork proposes a feeling of tactility, while timber floors and joinery visually soften the interior. Smaller details such as pendant lights and brass finishes speak endearingly to the idea of careful consideration.

Refined and minimal, Hidden Garden House stands as a timeless residence: a ceramicist’s own home. Working closely with the clients and embracing their unique contributions, TRIAS translates a joint vision into an architectural success.

00:00 - The Local Project's Print Publication
00:15 - Introduction to Hidden Garden House
00:40 - The Surrounding Neighbourhood
01:01 - A Walkthrough of the House
01:43 - Views from the Upper Level
01:54 - The Hidden Garden
02:13 - The Creative Clients
02:35 - Hand Made House Features from the Client
03:09 - Warmth Through Material Selections
04:17 - Taking Pride in the Project
05:09 - The Architects Favourite Features
05:38 - Subscribe to The Local Project's Print Publication

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Photography by Clinton Weaver.
Architecture by TRIAS.
Build and Joinery by Zandt Building.
Landscape Architecture by Studio Rewild.
Engineering by SDA Structures.
Filmed and Edited by O&Co. Homes.
Production by The Local Project.

The Local Project Acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land in Australia. We recognise the importance of Indigenous peoples in the identity of the country and continuing connections to Country and community. We pay the respect to Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Indigenous people of these lands.

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