Bismark House

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior House Design
  • Company/Firm
    Andrew Burges Architects
  • Designer
    Andrew Burges, David Harriso, Karen Mccartney
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    Andrew Burges, Min Dark, Peter Ewald-rice, Eric Ye
  • Other Credit
    Photo Credit: Peter Bennetts & Prue Ruscoe
  • Location
    Bondi, Sydney
  • Project Date
    2019
  • Project Link

The Bismarck House is the younger sibling of a pair of semi-detached dwellings in Bondi developed by the partners of Robert Plumb Build, Bill Clifton and Will Dangar. With plans already developed for Bill’s House by Potter Wilson architects, our project simultaneously responds to those proposed plans, the very specific client brief, and the opportunity to enliven the public realm by orchestrating the potential for social engagement between the more public areas of the house and the laneway that runs along the semi’s northern boundary.

Our brief was to provide a flexible house that could be used for holiday rental or as a future city house if the clients moved out of Sydney. The house was also to be experimental and original in nature, showcasing Robert Plumb Projects’ building capacity, while also prioritising the garden, to be designed by Will’s landscape company DBS, as an integral part of the house.