Here are some samples of our most recent work, click the thumbnail to view more information on each project
The main challenge was the narrow east-west block with a slight fall away from the street, and a large Norfolk Island pine tree at the front of the site. The site is only 10m wide and overshadowing as well as north light access were two key drivers for this project.
Although there was a lot of design exploration during the design stage of this project, the resultant solution was unusually simple. The main organising elements were a storage and services zone along the southern boundary, which allowed for a reduced wall height and thus reduced impact on the southern neighbours, and a north facing linear garden. During the design stage we went through a number of negotiations with council without losing too much of the essence of the project.
The project timeframe was not critical and perhaps longer than expected due to time spent getting the details right, which in hindsight was a successful approach. The solution was cost effective for the client.
The performance of the house exceeds client expectations.
The City Beach House, designed for a young family, responds to a brief for contemporary lifestyle combining entertaining, family living and sanctuary.
The plan form is deliberately spread out over the large suburban block, meandering through the site to describe a series of internal and external spaces. As one moves from the street, through the site, there is a gradual and considered increase in the level of privacy.
The house, although fairly modest from the street, unfolds and enlarges as it is experienced for the first time...
The requirement for this project was to create a zoned house for a young, growing family. We needed to provide for general entertaining areas and separate kids activity areas.
We decided to use cardboard models to develop a concept based around a rotated floor plan and entry/circulation spine as an organising element.
Our solution entailed this entry space separating different living spaces downstairs and different sleeping spaces upstairs. The entry space evolved into a 2-storey void, with bridge.
A key design move was to rotate the house on the block, giving solar access to the north and creating outdoor rooms around the house as different zones.
A post-occupancy evaluation has revealed the project was a success.