An Australian Home Nods to Oscar Niemeyer With Curvaceous Concrete Forms

An Australian Home Nods to Oscar Niemeyer With Curvaceous Concrete Forms

By cullen ormond
A light renovation connects this Sydney home with its lushly landscaped grounds.

This home in Sydney, Australia, was designed in 1963 by George Reeves—and while the owners appreciated its aesthetic, they wanted to improve connections between its indoor and outdoor spaces. To achieve this goal, Luigi Rosselli Architects restored the interior and introduced skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows.

"Influences from the work of legendary Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer are evident throughout the house," says the firm. "No more clearly can this be seen than in the voluptuous form of the concrete awning that covers the entry and provides the first impression one receives when approaching via the lushly planted drive."

Landscape architect William Dangar designed the flourishing gardens, and interior designer Romaine Alwill introduced a primarily white color scheme with minimal pops of color.

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Design Icon: Oscar Niemeyer

Project Credits: 

Architect of Record: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Landscape Architect: William Dangar

Interior Designer: Romaine Alwill

Photographer: Prue Ruscoe

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