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Light Corridor House

Architect: FIGR 2017

East | R09

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Building Description

Light Corridor House is an extension which celebrates the journey through the old to the new. Upon arrival, the property presents itself as a familiar Victorian worker’s cottage. The heritage façade has been restored to its former glory, and careful consideration has been given to retaining and celebrating the period features in the original part of the property. As visitors move down the typical Victorian gun barrel corridor, they arrive at a double-height spotted gum tunnel which is the beginning of the journey from old to new. This tunnel conceals the laundry and main bathroom, creating a seamless transition. As visitors exit the darkness of the tunnel, the experience of moving into the new addition is dramatic in both texture and atmosphere. The highlight window is immediately apparent and is a key element of the light corridor house. An intimate living room, which is expressed through contrasting material change and a light portal, transitions into the kitchen. From here, there is a direct link to the outside verandah area which is surrounded by foliage — creating the sense of a private oasis in the busy urban setting of Cremorne.

Cremorne, full address available after booking

What's On

Self-guided tour with a description of the project by owner/architect and informal Q and A.

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 July 10am–2.00pm

  • Tour Type: Bookings Required, $5

  • Tour Details: Tours at 10am, 10.30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm, 2pm, running 30 minutes in groups of 20

  • Access: Limited mobility, all ages

  • Notes: Shoes off at door

  • Building Type: Residential

  • Architecture Era: Contemporary (2001- current)

  • Transport: Tram stop 54: Balmain St on route 78

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  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of FIGR


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