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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..

Hip House Neutral Bay

Brief: To create an effortless city bolt-hole, a place of beauty and retreat for a young professional couple, their baby boy and the grandparents, all on a tiny narrow lot. Challenges: Overcome a highly constrained and narrow lot with severe noise and over-looking issues from the adjacent commercial block, working with an inter-war semi-detached house with compartmentalised..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..