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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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,..
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..
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..
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..
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..