Bastian Architecture was formed by Jo Bastian in 2014 and carries out work throughout Sydney and NSW. We are a young, small, enthusiastic practice with experience on a range of projects from new houses, alterations + additions, public buildings + office fit outs. Due to the size of the practice we can offer a personalised service tailored to your project, budget + inspiration. Jo’s experience in the highly detailed adaptive reuse of public buildings and bespoke hotels has enhanced her passion for well considered, site specific architecture. We are always looking for new adventures whether it be a small renovation or a cafe fit out we are up to the challenge so please get in touch.
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This revitalization of an inner city worker’s cottage aimed to open the space up + provide natural light and a direct connection to the outdoor area. The renovations + additions took cue from this wall utilizing a variety of bricks throughout the extension. Recycled bricks sourced extended the remnant wall, adding texture and colour in an otherwise monochrome extension. New bricks weave through the project, beginning inside as the kitchen bench, wrapping along the length of the room as a ledge for artwork + modern essentials, snaking outside and bulging to form a BBQ bench before finally dipping down to create a long bench seat. The hit + miss brick of the courtyard wall visually borrows space from the shared laneway beyond, while the brick on edge paving laid in a stack bond pattern, steps its way into the landscape blurring the edges between garden + courtyard. The materiality of the bricks is contrasted by a folded white living/kitchen/dining space. The roof folds up to North providing light + ventilation while creating a sense of weightlessness which counteracts the solid brick base. Photos: Justin Aaron Photography http://www.justinaaron.com.au/
Mid Century Apartment
Neutral Bay, 2014
Interior styling of a mid century architectural classic. The owner of this apartment, found in the boutique minimalist ‘Montrose’ building designed by Neville Gruzman in the 1950’s, wanted to pay homage to the era the apartments were built with the interior styling. Bastian Architecture sourced and refurbished furniture for this project along with selecting all soft furnishings + artwork.
Skipping Hill House
Melrose Park, 2017
IN PROGRESS A simple striking renovation to a simple brick bungalow in the western suburbs of Sydney. Opening of the ceiling an roof line to the sky allows for natural light to penetrate the western facing living spaces. This is a design which started with a strong focus and has evolved along the way to accommodate the realities of an suburban site + specific clients.