The Cricket Pitch house is a 2 storey garden house was designed specifically around the owner’s love of backyard cricket.
Located in a well-established suburban part of Sydney, the building’s form recalls the pitched roofs of its environs. The roof ridge runs diagonally across building, creating four different facades, each responding to their orientation.
The linear organisation of the house creates a long north-facing side yard that maximises solar access to the house, while also forming the ideal dimensions for the backyard cricket pitch.
Finely detailed board finished concrete provides texture and mass to the study and entry spaces, while large timber framed glass sliding doors open from the dining and living spaces to the garden.
The upper brick volume is punctured by horizontal windows, framed by painted steel surrounds that protect the glass from the intense summer sun.
A light-filled stair void makes a transverse ‘cut’ through the plan, and provides separation for the living room. This ‘cut’ is expressed with a 2 storey steel vertical window on the north façade and with a ‘notched’ skylight on the southern side.
1. Bowral Bricks – Facade - Getrudis Reno
2. Binq – Timber windows