Cape Paterson Beach House

Brief: To create a new holiday home for a retired couple, their adult children and grandchildren. The beach house needed to be sympathetic to the area, cater for storage of all manner of watercraft and games, adaptable to comfortably accommodate two persons during the cooler months, and up to 18 persons when the whole family arrive..

Nihiwatu Resort Sumba

Brief: To create three residential villas, arrivals and reception area, and communal dining hall in sympathy with the dramatic hillside terrain on the remote island of Sumba Indonesia. Challenges: Designing and siting structures to fit within the natural topography of the steeply sloping sites, while avoiding the removal of any trees and visual impacts to the hillside..

Play House Leichhardt

Brief: To create a spacious and lofty addition to a small weatherboard cottage in Leichhardt in Sydney’s Inner West, converting the front cottage into a separate rentable apartment and building a new warehouse inspired home for a young family of four. Challenges: Responding to the northern neighbour’s large bulk and overshadowing of the site, interfacing with a..

Split Level House Paddington

Brief: Complete re-think of a Federation Style terrace house on a very narrow steeply sloping site in Paddington in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, to create more functional living, sleeping and washing space for a young couple and improve the flow between rooms and connection with the garden.  Challenges: Working within the bounds of an extremely narrow (3.2m) and..

Lightscoop House Dulwich Hill

Brief: To re-think a series of poorly conceived renovations to a rear veranda conversion and dilapidated brick shed into a flowing, functional and green communal living space for a family of three to live and play surrounded by, and immersed in, their garden. Including a new kitchen, play room, study + DJ desk, lego area, laundry,..

The Tea Rooms Redfern

Brief: To breath new life into a federation style two storey terrace house in Redfern, for a client who loves their tea and sitting in the sun in close proximity to the garden. Creation of a new rear addition containing a new bathroom, kitchen, dining and living, and an attic conversion that can accommodate noisey guests..

Three Terrace Houses

Brief: To respond to the Government Architect’s Office of NSW open design competition for architects to design within the guidelines of a draft State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) that encourages medium density housing typologies in Sydney’s middle ring (between 10 and 30km from the CBD) suburbs.  Challenges: Road testing new planning legislation and from a designer’s perspective...

Driveway House St Peters

Brief: To sub-divide a driveway off an existing terrace home and design a new three bedroom home for a couple wanting a tree change in the Southern Highlands and a bolt-hole in the city to live part time when visiting their adult children. Challenges: Considering the the configuration of spaces on the narrow 3.6m wide site, whilst..

Boudoir Boulevarde

Brief: To adapt an existing Inter-War apartment, within a block of four apartments, to meet the needs of a downsizing household wanting to be close to their grandchildren. The brief includes a new kitchen and outdoor entertaining area, revamping the downstairs bathroom and creation of a new boudoir to an existing upstairs sunroom comprising of bath,..

Bendalong Beach House

Brief: Envisaged as a permanent camp, the brief was to create a relaxed and flexible beach house for a young couple and their extended families to come together on holidays and enjoy nature, surf and each others company. Challenges: Designing a house that can open up at Christmas when the whole family are over, and then completely close..