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AAA Self Drive tour: At home with the Architect (NSW)

Australian Architecture Association

Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEST)

AAA Self Drive tour: At home with the Architect (NSW)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Public Ended A$35.00 A$2.83
Public 3d 3h 34m A$45.00 A$3.32
AAA Volunteer Tour Leader   more info 3d 4h 34m Free A$0.00

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In June we will be visiting a house in the garden suburb of Castlecrag, located on Sydney's lower north shore by local architect Ben Gerstel.

This house was a standard 1940's brick and tile house located in the Griffin Conservation Area of Castlecrag.  The clients wanted to add and replace a badly built extension at the rear of their house.


The solution was to demolish the extension and replace it on the same footprint, adding a dining room and redesigning the garage to house the car as it wasnt possible with the exisiting space.  The architect resolved it by adding a lightweight construction, meaning a timber frame clad in a James Hardie fibrocement cladding with metal deck roofing and powdercoated aluminium windows.


The architect was so surprised by the external colour scheme chosen by the clients as it is very dramatic and bold.  The architect has met the clients' brief who are enjoying the nprovided the spaces they need for their family.


This new work is an amazing contrast to the original facade and Ben Gerstel calls this type of alteration and addition, ''Jekyll and Hyde''.



Please arrive at the start point NO EARLIER than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  The project will be opened from 11am to 12noon with the design process being explained.  You are welcome to come anytime within the specified time. Event is not wheelchair accessible, children under 12 not permitted and no pets allowed.

Tickets are non-refundable.

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Enter your AAA membership number (Including the 3-letter prefix) to the promotional code box and an additionalticket type for members will be shown. 

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Street address to be emailed c.o.b. 22.6.18

Castlecrag, NSW 2068

Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEST)

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