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David Boyle Architect
17 Como Parade PRETTY BEACH NSW 2257 Australia

DAVID BOYLE ARCHITECT was established in 2002 specialising in residential design. Our projects have received architectural and industry awards including commendations in the Institute of Architects Awards for the in 2010 and 2005. Our projects have been featured in leading Australian architectural magazines and popular publications and TV programs as well as architectural publications with international distribution. Our projects have also been included in housing and award winning building tours organised by the Institute. We specialise in offering a personalised and professional architectural service with a focus on design excellence based on responsible and creative resource allocation.

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Cremorne, NSW, 2001

A contemporary single storey structure is added to a Federation style house within a heritage conservation area in Cremorne. The project involved the demolition of unsympathetic additions and offers new living spaces at the rear of the house opening directly to the rear yard and to a new eastern courtyard created between the new pavilion and the existing house. The new pavilion has been sculpted to respond to a mature jacaranda tree within the rear yard. The kitchen opens to both the rear yard and the central covered courtyard space. Bathrooms and skylights have been added within the existing structure and extend the existing hall into an informal sitting room opening east to the central covered deck. Materials provide a contemporary texture compatible to the decorative Federation features of the house. The project explores the relationship of house and garden to maximise the sense of space and the opportunity for the interplay of an appropriate level of natural light to provide an open yet protected suburban environment.

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Central Coast, NSW, 2009

Located adjacent to mature Angophoras and rock outcrops on a northerly sloping site overlooking Brisbane Water on the Central Coast of NSW a grafted extension projects towards the horizon. Inspired by the natural beauty of surrounding landscapes the textural fragment is at once pinned to the earth and projected towards the edge. New accommodation includes new entry, open plan living areas, partially covered stepped decks and a master bedroom with ensuite cantilevered over the existing car parking area.This project received the Grand Prize and the Best Renovation in the National Australian Timber Design Awards 2010.This project also received a commendation in the NSW Institute of Architects Awards 2010. It was featured on the popular TV show Better Homes and Gardens on Channel 7 and also appeared in Sydney Morning Herald Domain, July 31 2010, Once a Weekenderand and AR ‘ Architectural Review Australia, Residential Special Issue 117, No Small Plan.



Alexandria.SW, 2004

The Belmont Street Residence has been extended to create a private courtyard sanctuary within the inner city suburb of Alexandria. The existing bungalow has been substantially retained and the cellular room arrangement accommodates entry and bedroom spaces. New work establishes a series of platforms for living, dining and entertaining that offer different levels of interaction with, and relationship to, the main courtyard space. The elevated living room is extended into the courtyard via a covered deck. The deck, in turn, provides protection for an integrated hutch for the clients’ pet rabbits as well as access to a raised studio space. The studio offers a sculptural backdrop to the courtyard and mitigates overlooking from the warehouse across the lane. A new walk through robe and ensuite extends over the kitchen and features a high glass beacon that frames the view of the building from within the courtyard. The main architectural elements create a dialogue of interconnecting spaces, colours and textures.The project was awarded a commendation in the 2005 RAIA Architecture Awards and the 2006 Dulux Colour Awards for residential interiors. It has been featured in several leading architectural magazines and publications, in the TV show The Renovators and a series of public open houses tours organised by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.


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