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..

Riverview House Dangar Island

Brief: Alterations and additions to a 1950’s river front cottage and conversion of a working boatshed to create space for two professionals (and yogi) to work/practice yoga from home in separate spaces, entertain guests, connect with the natural environment and open into the greater room that is the Hawkesbury River.  Challenges: Dealing with an incredibly steep sloping..

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..

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..

Garden Room 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...