Alexander & Co. blends modernist and local design approach inside his home in Sydney
Principal architect Jeremy Bull of Alexander & Co. recently completed the renovation of a home for his family – wife Tess Glasson, a PR and marketing director, and their four sons in Sydney’s suburb.
“The home is an exploration of ‘the unfinished’, and is the result of three different alterations over seven years! As a scaffold for a growing family, its principle aims were to maximise spatial economies as a low cost build, whilst exploring material expressiveness and the role of architecture as a form of education. For the young children, the home was to explain how it was built; to show its structural rhythms, to demonstrate how materials could be added to one another and result in spaces which are honest and often surprising. Inspired by the works of Alvar Aalto and Louis Kahn, the home has a loosely modernist philosophy, whilst its exploration of locally available and low cost pine structure and Carrara stone gives it an almost Scandinavian sensibility,” explain Tess and Jeremy