Noxon Giffen (Sydney)
Noxon Giffen is an awar winning Sydney and Melbourne based architectural practice which was established in 2004 by Justin Noxon and Darren Giffen. Currently we have a variety of educational, government, commercial, transport and residential projects in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and regional areas of Victoria and NSW. The Directors have over 25 years combined experience, gained both locally and internationally in a variety of offices including Foster and Partners in London, Fernandez-Alba in Madrid, and both Gordon+Valich and Hassell in Sydney. This experience encompasses a broad range of project types and scales.
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Main Ridge Dairy
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria , 2007
Designed to a tight budget, the Cheesery houses a small goats cheese making factory and associated retail outlet for the public. Utilising a standard steel frame farm shed to maximize internal flexibility, the building is cloaked in translucent fibreglass sheet with a protective outer layer of vertical timber fins. Conceived in response to the filtered light and surrounding ridge-top silhouetted tree trunks prominent on the site, the faÃ§ade both filters light and controls unwanted heat gain. The factory is located to the south whilst retail area and tasting facilities to the north with an aspect overlooking surrounding goat paddocks and farm dam. An internal palette of white fibreglass and sealed concrete floors and recycled timber lend the facility an elemental rural quality.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, 2008
The design provides extensive new build accommodation for an established country house. Facilities include a simple new single volume pavilion housing kitchen, dining and living areas, an indoor lap pool and separate three car garage. The design carefully integrates with the expansive existing house by adopting a strong horizontal emphasis and reinforcing existing axial circulation patterns and spatial sequences. The site is being master planned by Noxon Giffen to include renovation to the existing house, new access road, and landscape elements including sculpture ponds and gardens, and a small lake. The Orrong Farmhouse was completed in 2008.
Manning Road House
Malvern East, Melbourne, 2010
Noxon Giffen were engaged to design a private residence in Malvern East, Melbourne. A double storey rectangular volume contains living spaces and the children’s accommodation, whist a separate single storey volume contains a parent’s wing. The two volumes are organized about a central circulation spine, forming an entry hall which opens onto living spaces that are located to the north for solar and garden connection. Articulation of the building form and facade controls day-lighting to the interior spaces including a high level skylight and filtered timber screens. The project adopts a number of sustainable design initiatives.