Erskineville Creature is a minimalist house located in Sydney, Australia, designed by Retallack Thompson. Located in a Heritage Conservation Zone in Sydney’s inner city, the Erskineville Creature was conceived of as a ‘pet’ like structure to the rear of a Victorian terrace house. Created as an independent dwelling for the Client’s grown children, with cooking and bathing facilities, the creature provides flexibility in the manner in which the home can now be occupied. The Creature is elevated above the ground plane, on bird-like steel legs, is open on three sides, accommodates on-site parking below and permits daylight access to the house’s private open space beyond. The openness of the ground floor unites the undercroft with the main courtyard, extending the perceptible size of the small inner-city lot.
Photography by Ben Hoskings