A small Solar passive design Architectural Practice specialising in ‘raw materials’. Materials such as Loam (rammed earth), steel (galvanised, rusted or recycled) and types of concrete and timber.
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Malibu Drive – Bawley Point
Bawley Point, 2008
A 75 sqm addition/alteration of a closed-in ramshackle beach house. The existing house was opened up to the beach and an addition of two bedrooms and a bathroom was added. An axial light well was added to increase natural light, increase cross ventilation, link two floors and purge hot air through a series of louvres and automated windows. The owners love the flow and openess of their rejuvenated beach house. The design won the 2008 RAIA Mervyn Willoughby-Thomas Renovation Award.
D TE 2010 was conceived as a homestead uplifted out of the landscape like nearby rocky outcrops. Protruding as a minor ridgeline with a tin roof arrayed over the cracks between the earthen walls. The zincalume roof reflects the haysheds and farm outbuildings dotted around the neighbouring countryside. The client /builder has embraced the design resulting in a coherent outcome that carries the strong philosophical principles into the built form. The home is loved and valued. At times it is a refuge at other times it is a meeting place for extended families and friends.