Taringa Pavilion

NIELSEN JENKINS. as Architects

The TaringaPavillion is a small addition to the side of an existing formerly heritage-listed Queenslander. The building serves to compliment the scale of the original building without ruining the proportion of its original symmetry. The huge fig tree was also a key factor in the placement of the new work, and is framed upon entry by the form of the outdoor room.

Although small, there are 4 very different zones within the addition defined by the nature of the roof (or lack thereof): the open external fireplace, the low bridging section, the formal dining space and the spa area under the canopy of the fig. The thresholds between all of these zones were of particular importance to us as architects, and through building our own work in this instance, we were able to constantly test and celebrate these key spaces and junctions.

Imagined and then built by the architects, many key decisions were adapted on site to allow for greater accuracy in setting up views to distant markers such as Flinders Peak to the South-West and Mt Coot-Tha to the North-West. These views, as well as the key positions of the sky (window), fire (pit) and water (spa) dictated the form of the building, with external materials chosen to minimize maintenance and echo patterns and the scale of the old building.

The external room serves as the house’s primary entertaining and dining area and holds a second kitchen. 


External Cladding:

Wall Cladding: New Guinea Rosewood. SCD Timbers

Wall Base: Bagged ‘100 series’ Concrete Block

Decking: Mixed Australian Hwd 90x19

Roofing: Custom Orb Zincalume

Stairs: Off Form Concrete with Black Marble tops.

Seat: Off Form Concrete with Timber decking base.

Marble Benches and Tiles: Carrara Marble.

Internal Kitchen Veneer: Tasmanian Blackwood Veneer. Danish Oil finish.

Taps: Winning Appiances

Lights: Zanui Lighting

Hot Plate: Winning Appliances

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Sonoma, CA, United States - Build completed in 2016
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