Mosman Minka
Situated in coastal suburban Sydney, Mosman Minka respects the area’s conservative built heritage, but subverts its traditions by embracing Japanese sensibilities. Retaining the original frontage, the rear spaces are enveloped by an oversized zinc canopy, whose vaulted forms lend spaciousness to an otherwise highly efficient footprint. With a focus on place making, proportions, materiality and detailing draw from the family’s collective memories. The design embraces family life’s dichotomies: it is at once calm and restful (an important counterpoint to hectic family life), whilst equally playful and punctuated by numerous moments of delight.

Status: Completed, 2021

Location: Cammeraygal Country

Build: BCM Aust

Landscape: Downie North
Photography: Clinton Weaver
Mosman Minka
Situated in coastal suburban Sydney, Mosman Minka respects the area’s conservative built heritage, but subverts its traditions by embracing Japanese sensibilities. Retaining the original frontage, the rear spaces are enveloped by an oversized zinc canopy, whose vaulted forms lend spaciousness to an otherwise highly efficient footprint. With a focus on place making, proportions, materiality and detailing draw from the family’s collective memories. The design embraces family life’s dichotomies: it is at once calm and restful (an important counterpoint to hectic family life), whilst equally playful and punctuated by numerous moments of delight.

Status: Completed, 2021

Location: Cammeraygal Country

Build: BCM Aust

Landscape: Downie North
Photography: Clinton Weaver