Architect Hewson is an emerging practice based in the Inner North of Melbourne. I take a small, holistic approach to design focussing my practice in both residential and interiors, Architect Hewson can provide innovative solutions through extensive investigation and analysis of the client’s brief, site and context. I offer a full range of design services including feasibility, concept design, town planning applications that result in positive built form outcomes.
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Bank Street Renovation
South Melbourne, 2011
A renovation at the rear of an Edwardian home, detailed specifically for clients who enjoy cooking and entertaining. Extensive joinery units are designed and detailed to look like furniture, complimented with warm rich muted tones as a backdrop to the clients extensive collection of art. A central bench anchors the space and acts a pivot point for guest interaction. Exterior works included refitting/redesigning of a garden shed and decking. (In Conjunction with Architect Deb Kunda)
Alterations & Additions
Preston, Victoria, 2013
An alteration and addition to a 1920’s Californian Bungalow situated in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The addition to the rear of the north facing backyard takes it cue from the front windows of the exisiting ‘face’ of the home. A combined living/dining space opens out the rear garden. The rear volume also contains a bathroom and separate WC. The front of the house was restored with the original small bathroom becoming a laundry/service are with a powder room. Western Red Cedar is used to clad the two window seats against the dark charcoal Weathergroove vertical panels.
An alteration & addition to an existing late Edwardian single fronted terrace in a heritage listed street in Northcote. The project is gloriously ‘small’ being approximately 36sqm, combining eating/sitting/writing/cooking and laundry facilities. A small ‘box’ ensuite was placed into the corner of the existing living space replacing the original ‘lean-to’ bathroom space. Polycarbonate highlight windows wrap around the bath space allowing light to enter and the bath to ‘glow’ during occupation. A crafted ‘pop-up’ ceiling/roof faces north allowing northern light to filter into these new spaces and also venting air through operable louvres. Euroa Glazed bricks in ‘Violet’ wraps the western and eastern facades reminiscent of the Greek/Macedonian cultural history of the suburb.