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North Perth | What’s in store
Joe Chindarsi, director of Chindarsi
Architects, talks shop
What was the inspiration for this design?
The corner shop was really the main so u rce of
in spiration . We really wanted to deal with that as
an elemen t and respect the i ntegrity an d the
history behind it.
What is your favourite feature of the house?
I really like the trian gula r pitched ro of that sits
on the back of the shop, which prov ides a really
clea r an d abstracted link back to the original . It
forms a sort of shroud behind and over the shop.
The continuous ribbon of glass that wraps around
the ho use a nd the shop is also a great featu re,
providing both light a nd views.
Were there any challenges duri ng construction?
There is always a challenge or two when working
with old buildings. There’s working within the
bou ndaries of cou n cil restrictio ns, an d also a
sense of the unknown when pulling up floors and
opening up spaces. On the whole, though, this
project was relatively smo oth.
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island bench, with a black glass splashback
adjacent to the appliance cupboard. “This
is probably my favourite space in the
house,” says Emma. “The large island
it great for meal preparation while I’m
helping the girls with their homework.
Whenever we have food shoots here at
the house, those preparing the food really
enjoy the kitchen space too.”
Overall, the corner shop allowed for
the retention of significant streetscape
value, and it’s hard not to walk by
without stopping to look at the works
displayed by Emma and Craig in the
shopfront windows. “We take it in turns,”
says Emma. “It’s Craig’s month at the
moment and it’s a great yet subtle way of
showcasing our work in the privacy of our
09. Blurring the threshold between the internal and external
spaces, Ramora Naturale Porcelain tile was used on the roof
terrace and partially in the adjacent master bedroom.
10. The new double-volume void encases the existing corner
shop with minimal contact, while the external pop out to the
stair landing reveals the path of travel through the space.
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