Comprehensive architectural services from beginning to project completion. Small, large, new, renovations, extensions, residential, commercial and institutional projects, throughout Melbourne and country. Inner Melbourne residential is a key focus. Our experience, boutique size office and collaborative approach enables you to achieve your goals. The essence of architecture is to create places that enhance and stimulate our lives. Our aim is to create contemporary practical places for people to use and enjoy, that are environmentally sustainable and in context with their surroundings.
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Heritage renovation with two new townhouses
North Carlton, 2008
This development is in a prominent location in a heritage area. The original turn-of-the-century home was renovated and extended. Two new townhouses were added at the rear section of the property. There were significant heritage issues to be resolved to obtain planning approval, including massing, height, visibility, materials and general character. Sustainability features include passive solar design, cross flow ventilation, and recycled materials.
New family home
This is a new family home on a large site surrounded by bushland. It is designed with multiple levels so as to work with the slope of the land, and merge into the landscape in an unassuming way. It is a single storey building on 3 levels. It has a modern form with a simple roof profile that mimics the land slope. Room spaces have flexibility and openness, while the living areas open into the outdoors. The interior has a dynamic aesthetic, with sloped ceilings and angled walls. An architecturally simple technique of changing the alignment of some rooms results in dynamic changes in volume, dimension and orientation to many areas. The kitchen is in 2 sections, with a type of enclosed butler’s pantry, and a type of presentation section that adjoins the living room. The design utilizes sustainable passive design principles, where living areas are orientated to the north, thermal mass floors are heated by the winter sun, and large windows and doors provide cross-flow ventilation in summer. Windows on the south side are genera
Home renovation & extension
Moonee Ponds, 2005
A major renovation and extension to a turn-of-the-century building. As the existing building was built to both sides of the property boundary, the new extension is positioned towards the rear to allow light, sunshine and air to enter the middle rooms. The new living areas are linked to the bedrooms in the old part by a covered walkway with light courts either side. Living areas are orientated to the north.