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Casa de Baso Collaroy Plateau

Brief: To breath new life into a 1950’s Northern Beaches classic that has undergone a number of ill conceived renovations, and open up the living spaces to create a generous and light home for a growing young family of 5. Challenges: Working to an extremely tight budget it was decided to retain nearly all of the original..

Casa Baretto Cremorne Point

Brief: To revitalise an ageing 3 bedroom 1980’s apartment in Cremorne Point for a young couple and their two dogs…and a baby! Create a sense of openness, natural light, and connection to the two large outdoor terraces. Challenges: Working with the long narrow proportions of the apartment and compartmentalised nature of the floor plan. Trying to create..

Saw Tooth House Drummoyne

Brief: A new contemporary rear extension to an interwar semi-detached house for a growing young family of four including parents retreat with ensuite, second bathroom, attic room, study, open plan living space. Challenges: Working with a south facing semi on a tight site with many overlooking properties at the rear. Finding a roof form that minimises overshadowing..

Jewellery Box Studio Dulwich Hill

Brief: To create a painting studio for a part-time visual artist who works from home. Challenges: Making the painting studio disappear within its garden setting and allowing the painter to feel like they are working “plein air”, drawing the garden into the space. Solutions: Use of the Japanese technique of shou sugi ban (charred timber) on the hardwood..

IMBY Kit

Brief: To create a sustainable modular building kit that can be assembled onsite by unskilled people quickly and with relative ease using only basic tools. The brief called for a building system that is able to be erected onsite efficiently and with minimal impact to existing flora and fauna, disappear into the landscape whether urban or..

Portal House Manly

Brief: To open up a dingy south facing Art Deco apartment in the beachside suburb of Manly into a bright and fresh family home for young family of three. Challenges: Working with a south facing living space and the compartmentalised original plan with services, circulation and walls cutting up any usable living space. Solutions: Remove walls surrounding kitchen..

Riverview House Dangar Island

Brief: Alterations and additions to a 1950’s river front cottage and conversion of a working boatshed to create space for two professionals (and yogi) to work/practice yoga from home in separate spaces, entertain guests, connect with the natural environment and open into the greater room that is the Hawkesbury River.  Challenges: Dealing with an incredibly steep sloping..

Emergency Response Housing

Brief: To design a resilient, modular and affordable home that costs under $10,000 for disaster (earthquake) affected sites. The houses should be quick to assemble, require minimal tools and expertise and be adaptable to utilise available materials. Challenges: Creating a home which is earthquake resistant, quick to assemble, lightweight to transport to remote sites while being robust,..

House to Catch the Sun

Brief: To create a new, day-lit, open plan living space to the rear of a semi-detached house, providing for the spatial and lifestyle needs of a growing young family. The new works include a bathroom, laundry, kitchen including butler’s kitchen (walk in pantry), light filled lounge area opening onto a rear deck and outdoor entertaining area. Challenges: Drawing..

Headland View House Warriewood

Brief: To transform an ageing 1950’s fibro (asbestos) beach house and back shed on a sloping site near Turimetta Beach into a generous light filled and airy family home for a family of six. An inward and compartmentalised little house, the brief called for open plan living, opening up to the front and rear gardens, to..