The Au Yeung house, designed by TRIBE STUDIO was built in Sydney Australia. The studio is able to redesign the interiors of this house, original from the 1930´s. The proposal of the studio is to bring the Au Yeung house back to life by applying a series of design parameters that are going to be the building blocks of the new design.
The original house, which shows a brick facade and top, is very singular in its design due to the architectonic details, this original clues, where what gave the studio the ideas and parameters to intervene in the interior of the house.
Using singular elements and chalk color furniture and specific details were the clue to the design. The kitchen is hidden thru a series of timber panelled doors which make allusion to the old barns and give order to the space.
The pale grey color of the timber doors combines very well with the concrete finish of the floors. The kitchen counter top which is color white, and the two central pendant lamps are what gives the visitor the idea that behind those doors there might me a kitchen. The white walls and the great window frames, make some sense of an industrial style in the Au Yeung house, meanwhile the pale undertones, makes the space soft, creating balance. The window box of the salon makes this house very interesting, due to the fact that it makes a light box responsible of the structure and of lifting the strong and heavy brick facade on top.
The stairs are made of a combination of concrete and oak, where the wood balances the roughness and simplicity of the concrete. The interior corridor wall finishing, is made of painted bricks, just to remember us the temporarily of the house, and to give us a sense of the house that existed before.
The Au Yeung house is an example of how redesigning an interior space can bring life back to architecture.
The rest of the house, is continued using the same design parameters from before. Concrete floors and pale color´s compose the spaces. The bathrooms are given fun colors and an art deco look, with small coloured tiles that are representative of 1950 as well. all of these elements make the house more meaningful and highlight the presence of a house which was originally from the arts and crafts movement and in this way, its form and design are taken to their maximum potential.
Pictures by Katherine Lu.