PROJECT Balmain House III

ARCHITECT Chenchow Little

LOCATION Balmain East, NSW

Partridge were engaged in the remarkable renovation of a heritage cottage from the 1880s involved extensive excavation, reaching depths of 10 meters, to accommodate various structural elements. The design incorporated sandstone sea-walls, showcasing the cottage’s historical charm. The addition of expressed timber framing and a steel-framed tension tie roof further enhanced the cottage’s structural integrity.

The construction featured off-form cast-in-situ concrete, boasting heated polished concrete floor toppings. The bespoke large format steel framed windows with cast-in reveals beautifully framed the surroundings. The design culminated in a breathtaking 5-meter cantilever floor plate suspended from curved off-form concrete walls. This exceptional project received accolades, winning the Small Building Projects Award for ACSE Excellence in Structural Engineering and the Medallion for Excellence in Concrete at both the CIA National and State awards.

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