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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..

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,..

Lightbox House Drummoyne

Brief: To design a contemporary and minimalist rear addition to in sympathy with the character of the 1930’s interwar bungalow; comprising open plan living, dining and kitchen, study, parent’s retreat, ensuite, fourth bedroom, storage attic, outdoor entertaining area. Challenges: Ensuring that the new design was sympathetic to the surrounding heritage conservation area and heritage home, keeping the..

Courtyard House Petersham

Brief: Remodelling the back of an existing terrace house to create a new kitchen, bathroom and living space separated by a courtyard. Future proofing the house to be liveable on one level so that the clients can age comfortably in place. Also increasing natural light, a sense of space and openness, resolve excessive dampness, heat in..

Camperdown House

Brief: Extending a heritage home to create a contemporary living space and additional bedrooms while respecting the character of the existing house. Challenges: Working with heritage restrictions to ensure that the original home is not dominated by the new works, whilst creating a new extension which responds to the site, the environment and the needs of the..

Link House Erskineville

Brief: To 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..

House on a Hill 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 a tight budget it was decided to retain as much of the original house..

IMBY Kit Neutral Bay

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..

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..