Kensington Lighthouse – IDEA 2019

Kensington Lighthouse

The Kensington Lighthouse is situated on a 160m2 strip of land in a dense, mixed-use inner city context. North facing sunshells were created to capture and reflect sunlight, articulated by exposed timber portal frames lined with plywood clad in lightweight metal skin of dark grey and deep blue corrugated metal. The two sunshells form the roof, and are connected around a courtyard by a rectangular timber lined volume running the length of the north boundary. Patterns of glass and translucent polycarbonate were used on the north, east and west sides to frame views and admit light while preserving privacy.

Design Practice: Tandem Design Studio