LATITUDE ARCHITECTS have a creative and professional approach to each project. We work closely with our clients to develop a full brief that explores the potential of each design. The directors of Latitude Architects deal personally with each project, drawing on their broad and varied experiences to generate the best solution possible. LATITUDE ARCHITECTS undertake projects in healthcare, education (all levels), residential and commercial sectors. Our services include: Architectural Design, Documentation and Contract Administration, Master Planning, Interior Design, Feasibility Studies, Planning Submissions and Authority Liaison, 3D Modelling, FirstRate Energy Ratings.
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Point Losdale, 2010
With this project adopted a design methodology that sought to create a contemporary terrace house in an area with stringent design guidelines predicated on historical precedents. As such, we adopted a response where one would immediately recognises the design as a derivation of the surrounding terrace mode, but which is formally and materially more intricate. This complexity is evident in the manner in which a seemingly regular geometric exercise, such as the typical terrace box, has is front sheer wall interrupted by a curved plane to create a window recess, and splayed balconies designed to project from large glazed panels. These devices were included to manufacture a more layered response, providing a sense of relief and depth to the streetscape. However, to avoid historicism or cliques, we also imbued our design with enough geometric departures from the norm to allude to a broader architectural tradition, one that responds directly to the time of its invention. Traditionally the terrace or attached building type offers scant natural light to its inhabitants. We saw an opportunity in this project to take advantage of the 1m set back to the southeast boundary by introducing a glazed corridor through the length of the house. This corridor or cloister offered direct movement to an outdoor area and central courtyard whilst offering the greatest potential for diffuse light entry.
De La Salle College Lecture Theatre
De La Salle College is a school of two parts separated by a main road. One part is obscured from public view by a series of civic buildings and houses.. The lecture theatre, canteen and classroom project aims to link the two parts of the campus by increasing the visual massing of this site while providing the high quality public face. The building is an efficient box forming one edge of a primary recreation and play space. Materials were selected for durability, quality and consistency with the other campus buildings and broader suburban character. Adaptability is key in this design. The lecture theatre has retractable seats and operable windows and the cafeteria contains large bi-fold doors allowing the space to be used as an extension to the outdoor recreation area.
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Waurn Ponds, 2011
Embracing a more open workplace can be challenging for staff used to their own office. This office fitout created a variety of work environments responding to the functions accommodated. Open plan areas are designed to retain privacy while encouraging collaboration. A quiet reading room provides a comfortable place to