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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..

IMBY Kit Manyana

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..

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..

Gable House North Balgowlah

Brief: To breath new life into a 1940-50’s post war weatherboard bungalow in North Balgowlah while retaining it’s charm, consolidating adhoc additions over the years and providing an additional bedroom, master bedroom with ensuite, open plan living, dining and kitchen, outdoor entertaining area, two car spaces and swimming pool. Challenges: Working with the existing roof forms and..

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..

Kite House Willoughby

In Progress: Rear extension to a heritage house in a flood affected area. A generous kite roof protects a new open plan living space centred around a courtyard. A lower level provides quieter spaces with an intimate connection to the garden.

IMBY Kit Katoomba

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..

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..