02 DPR House
Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects

Detail in Contemporary
Australian Architecture

DPR House is located in Darling Point, one of Sydney’s most prestigious eastern harbourside suburbs. Designed by MCK Architects, a young team of award-winning, Sydney-based architects, the house displays MCK’s hallmark innovative and experimental approach to residential architecture. Designed for a young family, the conceptual framework for the house embraces both the family’s desire for a house with dramatic spaces and sequences that would inspire their day to day living, as well as complex and restrictive local authority development controls. The result is a unique and arresting design in which the idea of ‘house as landscape’ provides a domestic topography where daily activities are undertaken on a flowing, folded and hinged terrain. Material richness in the form of finely detailed brickwork, timber shakes, slate shingles and folded seam copper lend a compelling complexity to this arresting house. MCK received the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest award for outstanding residential architecture for DPR House in 2011.

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