Successful design comes from a successful collaboration between client and architect. The practice of Matthew Crawford Architects is driven by a consistent philosophical approach to produce the highest quality design. There are no predetermined solutions or an in-house style. Each project is unique with its own set of constraints and possibilities – the site, possible orientations, size, complexity and budget. We work closely with you and your budget, to produce the highest quality, environmentally responsible, design. Feel free to come an meet with us to discuss your next project.
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Marmion Street House
This family home is a classic ‘upside down house’ – the main living areas being located on the upper level to take advantage of the long vista of Norfolk pine trees. The striking concrete piers act like blinkers to create privacy from the street and passers-by without compromising the open feel of the house from inside. Orientation of the house and the use of lightwells ensure the house has maximum access to northern light.
Wattle Ave House
The ample site and west facing river views resulted in an elongated u-shape house focused around a central north facing courtyard. Orientation to views is carefully balanced with connection to the site and garden by upstairs and downstairs covered outdoor spaces, and upstairs and downstairs living and sleeping spaces. Interior gardens and a light well blur the distinction between inside and out.