Peter Woolman Architect is an architectural practice based in Adelaide focussed primarily on residential (new homes and renovations), commercial and industrial projects (small to medium in size). The practice was first established in 1992, then re-established in 2011 after Peter spent some time with some of Adelaide’s larger firms gaining a wealth of experience in Aged Care, Education and Public works (Library and Municipal Offices). Providing a strong client focus through good old fashioned listening and a personalised service are at the heart of the practice. A design solution that is in context with the surrounding environment and design at detail level are also primary drivers.
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Lobby in King William Street
Adelaide CBD, 2012
A tired and out-dated Lobby space was transformed into a sophisticated, masculine entry to 5 levels of offices above. This very narrow space has been handled in a way to gently guide the occupants and users past business directories to the lift waiting area. The myriad of marble, granite, glass, plasterboard and ceramic tiles of its past have been stripped away and pared back to use a simple palette of curved textured metallic board, beautiful veneered panelling and stainless steel. The use of lighting pervades a sense of theatre ensuring passers-by cannot resist a look into this space. Images – Sam Noonan Photographer
The Pool Deck
This project involved a re-work of a rear yard space that wasn’t working. The space was small – the brief was large – a pool, undercover parking and a large entertaining space. It all just fits!! The intent here was to make the most of the slope by way of introducing stepped but flat platforms. This gave the space a deeper feel than there actually is and an elevated outlook from the family/meals areas through to the pool. An interplay of polished concrete and a reconstituted decking material provide sophistication softened with the tones of the decking. The large entertaining area has connections with the inside through the use of stone (borrowed from the fireplace) and the family/meals opens almost entirely to this new outdoor patio. A stylish, modern verandah hides some of the sins of an 80’s back of house renovation and provides shade in the heat of summer and weather protection through winter. A space that is now enjoyed and used fully all year around. Images – Sam Noonan Photographer