Geoff Lovie Architect Pty Ltd
Geoff Lovie has been designing residential properties since completing his architecture degree in 1985. He has undertaken projects ranging from small alterations and additions, to new houses and larger scale medium density residential work. Geoff provides a personal approach to design by working closely with Clients to develop houses that meet their needs. Options are considered and developed into detailed computer models which are reviewed throughout development with the Client. Geoff personally undertakes all phases of the work to ensure continuity and the best possible result.
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Ainslie, ACT, 2009
The design responds to 2 principal aspects of the site – the northerly orientation towards the street and Mt Ainslie reserve to the south. There are two main building masses – the principal living spaces and a bedroom wing, which are linked by an entry and stair. Glazing at each end of the entry and the open-ended nature of the living spaces reinforce the two desirable aspects of sun and nature reserve, allowing occupants to enjoy both. The living area opens onto a terrace and a dramatically roofed swimming pool garden. A moat at the end of the pool allows substitution for pool fences and a zero edge waterfall towards the living spaces. The pool garden offers a transitional separation between the living spaces and the mountain reserve where people frequently pass by. Roofing over the pool includes view portals of the bush and tempers the harsh sunlight allowing plants and people to prosper.
Lower Beechmont, QLD, 2006
A rainforest retreat in the Hinterland of the Gold Coast. A minimalist dwelling suspended high in rainforest trees with views of Hinze Dam, valleys and mountains.
Surf Beach Residence
Surf Beach, NSW, 2015
Set on a sloped block with forest and northerly bay views, this house and garage is sited along the contours with a roof form that matches the slope of the site. To the street the house presents a brick and stone wall visually tying house and garage with the majority of the house clad in FC sheet and battens, characteristic of early coastal houses, and providing fire resistant cladding. The principal living and bedroom spaces open up to the northerly view aspect and a mezzanine level, home office sits atop the house providing a focal point and semi-public face to the design. Upper level flooring, expressed timber structure and detail elements are from ironbark trees milled from and on the site.They were removed in accordance with bushfire requirements. The Architect also had a hand in the construction of the house in association with principal building contractors – Shannon McLoud and Carl Whiffen of Euro Coast Builders.