The site is on the waterfront on Sydney Harbour and the owners wanted to extend their entertaining area. They also stipulated the structure had to blend with the existing architecture.
The owners had purchased a large home which had a large outdoor entertaining area. The original build had provided for an opening roof to be fitted to previously constructed concrete openings but it had not been done. The proposed structure had to fit into these openings and drain discretely.
The client had limited space and wished to make an structure as unobtrusive as possible.
This area had been covered with twin wall polycarbonate and the owners could not use this area during the heat of the day. The Eclipse Opening Roof solved this problem with its aluminium construction and opening louvre design.
To construct an outdoor entertaining area that blended with the angled exterior corner as well as catered for the different eaves height. The owners wanted a simple level frame set above the existing paved area. They also wanted some form of lighting incorporated into the project.
The company was approached by a builder whose brief was to add an opening roof area to an already extensive outdoor entertaining area. The existing area had a flat paneled finish to the ceiling and the client was instructed by the owner to match the effect as closely as possible. It also needed to cover and protect an outdoor aquarium that ran along the wall of the dwelling. The challenge was also to attach the structure to take into effect the different levels of the points of attachment.
Previously this area featured an uncovered timber pergola which, and although maintained and painted regularly had deteriorated to the extent that some of the structure was in danger of collapsing. The clients’ brief was to retain the same architectural style but also to provide an all-weather outdoor area for use in summer or winter whilst giving protection to the extensive timber work on the rear of the home.
The client had recently moved into this new home and the need for an outdoor multipurpose area soon became apparent. For both versatility and economy the client suggested a combination of opening roof that was complemented with an all-weather covered area. Again, the requirement was to architecturally complement the existing dwelling whilst maximising the usability of the outdoor area whilst providing natural light to the adjacent kitchen. The client also wanted discrete lighting to be incorporated into the structure
The owners had a large area they wished to use as a break out area when relaxing or entertaining.