A’arkate’kt A’arkate’kt is sole practitioner David Turnbull providing individual design to owners who are keen to embrace good design and to create spaces that say something about the owner. David aims to assist the client to build the client’s dream; providing professional assistance to ensure all the parts come together; and work. David loves to create spaces, with natural lighting and ventilation, which work for the user and interact with the landscape. David likes to challenge preconceptions about size and function to produce the least space possible. David has worked in firms of various sizes on projects from toilets to 10 storey buildings.
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Petrie Terrace, 2013
Re-invention of a Colonial (that had had be altered and extended in the past) to provide for a family with particular needs. The home has been re-planned to make it breathe and live and most importantly to work for the family as they live now as well as to ensure the planning allows for their likely future demands as both their and their children’s needs change
Petrie Terrace, 2002
This house on 190sqm block a two bedroom colonial had been tenanted for many years and had had many minor alterations that had been far from sympathetic to the house. The house was raised and re-invented to provide a house that is open, light and naturally ventilatied. Staged for budget the upper level was completed in the first stage. The second stage is starting now as the owners children are heading towards their teens and a home office is required for the owners
M House, a double-fronted heritage property in inner-city Melbourne, is the original house on a block now subdivided into two properties with a house already built on the rear block. This project required reconfiguration of the existing house and provision of a new rear main bedroom wing and a new upper level space providing living spaces. Originally to provide for a professional couple (but planned to provide up to four bedrooms and two bathrooms the house easily accommodates their now two year old.