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Gable House North Balgowlah

Brief:┬áTo 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:┬áWorking 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..

Link House Erskineville

Brief:┬áTo create a contemporary, vibrant and private home for a young family of three that makes use of its garden and rear lane. Transforming a dilapidated, damp and ultra narrow single-storey terrace house in Sydney’s inner city into a stunning two-storey home that reveals and celebrates its history, providing three bedrooms including parents retreat with..

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:┬áTo create a new, day-lit, open plan living space to the rear of┬áa 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:┬áDrawing..

Headland House Warriewood

Brief:┬áTo 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..

The Hacienda Manly

Brief: To breath new life into a poorly-renovated 42sqm one bedroom Art Deco apartment to accommodate a young couple and their baby.  Challenges: Finding a way to open up a compartmentalised floor plan, resolving convoluted, limited and inefficient storage, resolve criss-crossing circulation limiting useable space.  Solutions: Removal of the dividing wall separating kitchen and living, and insertion of..

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,..