the practice has experience in retail & restaurant design, but the core of our work is residential work with a strong interior component
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eastern suburbs sydney, 2009
this house was designed to suit a couple and their dog, who have a range of treasured paintings and furniture the interiors needed to respond dynamically to these artworks and furniture, not in a way that was either dominant or passive , but by allowing appropriate physical and visual space as we felt was needed in each case – this is most visible in the relationship between the main stair and a series of 10 works by one artist with a combined area of 19 sq m the existing building was disjointed because the shapes and angles neither felt right nor had any reasonable basis, and the use of curves in the design were to reconcile the difficult shapes and connect the interiors in a structured way the building’s many floor levels meant that the stairs would be significant: the main stair connects 4 floor levels and had to be one visual element, and the constraints did not allow a constant form, and the result is a spiral with a constantly changing curvature; the lower stair needed the dignity appropriate to its role as a connection between the studies of two writers, and had to perform the spatial functions of allowing more light and space to the lower restrictive ceiling heights were handled by keeping ceiling clutter to a minimum – lighting was either location specific pendants, or floor or table standard lamps, and downlighting only where needed because of the high light
Bundeena , 2002
This house was influenced by the simple shapes & character of coastal housing, with their simple construction techniques & forms. In construction & detailing it is robust, & the planning allows for flexible use, as the interior relationships can be manipulated using the large sliding doors. The house has large rainwater storage & has a significant photovoltaic cell installation. (note that the house was designed & completed as part of Clark Pearse Architects)
Alterations to an existing house in Birchgrove, where the established garden was a strong feature.