Darren Campbell Architect
Darren Campbell Architect is a client focused architectural practice active in design of new homes, residential alterations and additions, smaller multi-residential developments and interior projects. ‘ The practice offers full architectural services, designing and administering projects from concept through to completion. Darren is involved with each project through all stages. This continuity means that every design is produced with individual attention and a focus on detail for a high quality architectural outcome.
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This residential project involves alterations to a small timber cottage in the Naremburn Conservation area. A loft addition relocated bedrooms and a bathroom above the rear of the house made more living space available at ground level with a direct relationship to the rear courtyard. The loft style not only used space efficiently, but also preserved the scale and pattern of the streetscape. The exterior form and materials of the house reflect contemporary ideas while contributing to the surrounding heritage buildings. This project won Willoughby City Council’s Heritage Design Award for best infill (residential building) in 2006.
Residential alterations 1
This site in Castlecrag is advantageously located adjacent to a bush land reserve that runs down to the Sugarloaf Bay with magnificent water views. Constructed in the 1950s the house is one of many red brick and terracotta roofed houses scattered through this locality. While the interior living spaces had little relationship with the bush land setting the building was well positioned on the site and its form was comfortable under the tall canopy of native trees. The design intention for this project is to improve the way the building integrates with the site and to maximise the bush land and water views. As most of the house was in original condition and structurally sound it made sense to reuse as much as possible of the existing building. Flat roofs are featured in the design to preserve views from all levels within the building, from the Edinburgh Road and adjacent sites. A new lower ground level provides additional accommodation and living space with a minimum impact on bulk and scale. At ground level the building is extended towards the water incorporating open plan living spaces and projecting outdoor terraces.