Jesse Mowbray, Christopher Roehrig, Jessica Freeman, Manashree Parekh, Christina Sun
Alhas Residence is an alterations and additions project to an existing heritage dwelling, with conservation works to the original structure and replacement of the later addition. Inspired by rainforest canopies, plants spill over the upstairs bedroom balconies, forming a lush and everchanging green curtain over the backyard patio below. A marriage of sweeping concrete and rectilinear white brick forms address the importance of unification between built form and the natural environment, a value reflected in the passive sustainability measures implemented throughout the design process. New landscaping, including a pool and seamless transition from backyard to the lower ground floor kitchen, provides a revitalised and interconnected passage between outside and inside. The project is currently at concept stage.