Matthew Woodward Architecture
We design new houses, alterations and additions to existing residences, mixed use residential developments, fit-outs for commercial premises, and a range of other project types within Australia. Our architecture responds to individual client’s needs, timing, cost structure, and to the unique characteristics of the site and the environment. We offer full architectural service consisting of design, documentation, contract administration and feasibility studies. Matthew Woodward Architecture was established in 2012 on the back of experience working with leading Australian Architects at BVN Donovan Hill.
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Somersby, NSW Australia, 2013
The Somersby Pavilion is a Miesian inspired glass pavilion situated in a vibrant and fertile, rural landscape setting. The aim was to create a space that provided an experiential quality to the visitor so they could appreciate, to the full extent, the inherent beauty of the landscape. The pavilion cantilevers over the natural spring fed dam to connect the inhabitant to a sublime environment that is pulsing with an abundance of life and natural beauty. Simplicity is essential to the success of the project. The approach was to maintain simplicity through each stage of the design process in order to create an elegant, unobtrusive incision into the landscape setting that allows for both prospect and refuge. The orientation of the pavilion to the north-east was critical to capture the sun and respond to prevailing winds. In the warmer summer months the sliding glass panels can open up to allow for natural cross ventilation by capturing the prevailing breezes, while in the cooler winter months the thermal mass of the concrete roof and floor conducts heat from the sun and provides warmth. This thermal mass allows for a relatively constant internal temperature.