Aileen Sage Architects
Aileen Sage Architects is a collaborative design studio providing architecture, interior design and urban design services. The work of the practice is durable and timeless yet playful and original in conception. In each project the design approach is considered as a form of storytelling ‘ a way of framing a client’s brief and ambitions whilst at the same time responding to broader, overarching issues, be they social, environmental or material. The studio’s projects share a common ambition that good design can transform the way people live, work and play for the better. Aileen Sage is the alter ego of Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday.
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Paddington, NSW, 2014
The design of this new house is a reinterpretation of the terrace house typology that characterizes much of the Paddington Conservation Area. This includes articulated public and private areas, a street façade with overhanging balcony and a visual contrast between the front and rear of the house. A central garden and series of smaller courtyard spaces are carved from the built envelope with a planted roof connecting the front and rear of the house. Each of the living areas opens up to this inner city “secret garden” with different scaled openings allowing for flexibility in seasonal occupation. A palette of sandstone, bagged recycled brick, rendered and painted masonry, off form concrete and clear and patterned glass references both the original and surrounding built fabric.
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2013
A section through our William Street studio to include multigenerational housing and services, childcare, markets, playgrounds and laneway cafes
Big Bungalow House
Kensington, NSW, 2013
A new two-story house in an area characterized by single story Californian bungalows. The roof pitch and proportions have been manipulated to respond to the uniformity of the surrounding area whilst achieving the required accommodation.