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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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..