CHANGING SPACES

Elizabeth Bay House Sydney
With Historic Houses Trust of NSW, Durbach Block, Freedman Rembell and UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment.

2005

Paul Berkemeier was the joint initiator and advisor to this remarkable project, which involved clearing out the drawing and dining rooms of John Verge's most famous house and the assembly of two new installations to explore how contemporary apartments might be inserted into the historic setting.

The installations were complemented by works from a joint design studio involving students from the architecture schools at the University of NSW and Barcelona, led by Ricardo Flores and Eva Prats. A display of the time when Elizabeth Bay House was divided into apartments completed the exhibition.