Panson Design Architecture
Panson Design Architecture is part of a network of small mutidisciplinary practices focused on providing optimal services to individual clients and small businesses and corporations. Commenced in 1998 we aim to embrace best design and Building Information Modelling practices with economic, social and environmental sustainability concerns. Paul Thomas Panson graduated B.Arch (hons) from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 1990 and is registered as an Architect in NSW (ARBN 6802). Project types to date have included commercial fitouts and I.T. training facilities, prestige residential renovations and new build homes and small scale mixed use developments.
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Residential Re-Do: Semi-detached
Randwick NSW, 2010
Expansion of an existing semi-detached dwelling in Randwick NSW, new two storey addition to rear of property. Careful positioning of elements to preserve privacy and sunlight access between properties. A remodelled living, dining and kitchen area which provide enough space while avoiding excessive consumption of available site area. Passive design elements respond to the western orientation through the careful placement of glass and solid elements. Energy efficiency is attained by the provision of natural light throughout the addition and into the existing building. All lighting and new fixtures are both energy and water efficient. Water is stored on site and used for irrigation. Rainwater is also piped to a small pond adjacent to full height sashless double hung windows to draw cool air inside on hot summer days. Future landscaping is expected to enhance this microclimate effect. The new living space recalls the proportions and height of the existing dwelling while providing a fully contemporary spatial experience. Space heating is incorporated into the ‘tower’ element and is high efficiency gas powered. A visual fireplace effect is created giving a psychological warmth to the space which the clients have commented favourably on. [Note, as project nears completion, more images will be added]