John Allen Architect Pty Ltd
I am a sole practitioner with 34 years experience covering various fields including residential, aged care, commercial and light industrial projects for private, corporate and multi-national clients. Recently relocated to regional Central Victoria I look forward to working within the rural communities served by the Maroondah, Melba and Midland Highways with my interests in problem solving, design and contract management. My experience has ranged from traditional to contemporary styles of architecture with the primary aim being to design to achieve practical outcomes with timeless functionality for my clients.
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A young family acquired a mundane cream brick, 3 bed suburban home and required it to be extended and transformed to suit their needs. A separate pavilion was added to the rear of the original to accommodate a new kitchen and living spaces with access to the exterior. A simple construction method contained costs but afforded interest and contrast.
Silvan, Victoria, 2006
A retired lady with musical interests required a studio attached to her rural home in which to enjoy playing her grand piano. With a beautiful outlook across fields and bush the room opens onto a timber deck linking externally with the rest of the existing home. A new bathroom suite links the addition with the home internally and provides space for a new entrance foyer.
Client with attached/duplex 3 bedroom, two storey dwelling with no sun penetration. The long narrow building on a small parcel of land was extended to enable access to north sun with a small deck to better relate to the landscaped (in progress) rear garden. Most ground floor interior walls were removed and steel beams inserted to support the floor above. This opened the whole area to daylight and open plan living.