Windale Library and Community Centre

In Progress: We have prepared a concept design for a new Library and Community Centre in Windale, a few clicks south of Newcastle CBD and in desperate need of some new infrastructure to serve a growing community. Our concept will be workshopped with local residents, user groups and Council. This feedback will inform future development of..

Long Reef Surf Life Saving Club

Brief: New Surf Life Saving Club to increase amenity for the Club, local residents and beach goers while maintaining a similar footprint to the existing facility and nestling into its natural surroundings. Challenges: Accommodating the extensive functional needs brief of the Club, community groups and general public, while preserving the essence of what people love about Long..

Jewellery Box Studio Dulwich Hill

Brief: To create a painting studio for a part-time visual artist who works from home. Challenges: Making the painting studio disappear within its garden setting and allowing the painter to feel like they are working “plein air”, drawing the garden into the space. Solutions: Use of the Japanese technique of shou sugi ban (charred timber) on the hardwood..

Outback Art Centres

Brief: New art centres and associated staff housing across 7 Aboriginal communities in the remote Central Desert region of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) in South Australia, including upgrades to existing facilities. Challenges: The location of each community is extremely remote with long winding sandy tracks separating each one. The buildings need to withstand extreme heat in summer..

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..