NSW At Home With the Architect Visits Paddington

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Buy your tickets by Monday night and you’ll enjoy an early-bird discount to this month's NSW At Home with the Architect, which visits Tivoli Terrace - an updated Victorian residence in Paddington. Designed by Chris Bosse, principal of the international architectural practice LAVA, the alterations made to a narrow four metre wide home provide greater practicality and storage as well as a sense of light and air within the interiors.

With space being an issue every surface is a design element making a statement that has more than one function. New timber floors streamline the dining, living and kitchen areas into one continuous space. The living area is extended into the courtyard by sliding windows and timber screens that magically hide from view and give shading and privacy, as well as access to light and air.

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A new galley style kitchen is at the heart of the home and features a beautiful sculptural custom-made island bench. A white four metre long Corian bench with white glass splashback, and white laminated plywood cabinetry reflects light back into the interior.

Additional storage is an important feature and it has been created along every possible surface. The living / dining features floor to ceiling shelves. The screen on the staircase doubles as balustrade as well as storage and light feature.

Tivoli Terrace is a great example of a home that links the Victorian past of Sydney with the future of contemporary architecture.


Chris Bosse is a German born architect who resides in Sydney. He co-founded LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture) with Tobias Wallisser and Alexander Rieck in 2007 and the multi-award winning practice maintains offices in Sydney, Stuttgart and Berlin.

LAVA’s ethos for design is to build MORE WITH LESS: more (architecture) with less (material/ energy/time/cost). Their practice merges future technologies with the patterns of organisation found in nature to build a smarter, friendlier, more socially and environmentally responsible future.

LAVA designs everything from master-plans and urban centres, to homes made out of PET bottles to ‘reskinning’ aging 60s icons, from furniture to hotels, houses and airports of the future.


Location: Paddington NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Date: Sunday 26 June 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

  • Article: Annette Dearing & Vanessa Couzens
  • Images Source: LAVA
  • Photographer: Brett Boardman