Rosevear Architects is a partnership of Craig Rosevear and Martin Stephenson with experience in residential, commercial, tourism and heritage projects in Tasmania, Victoria and New South Wales. We care about what we do, what we use and what we leave behind. We aim in our work to make calm, efficient and enduring buildings where the merit of that work is measured by the enjoyment, value and inspiration it provides. We design to compliment the inherent qualities of place and achieve environments that transcend aspirations.
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Rocky Hills Retreat
Rocky Hills, Tasmania, 2010
This guest retreat is located in bush land 2km inland from the east coast of Tasmania at Rocky Hills. The siting and planning is rational; literally an ‘X’ marking the place; its presence is unashamedly bold and the concept uncomplicated. Diagonal blade walls gesture an embrace to the greater landscape; consequently all three elevations are fully glazed. A wall to the north presents a private face to the approach and provides, to the user, some retreat where prospect is so abundant. www.avaloncoastalretreat.com.au
Heritage house extension
South Hobart, 2006
Built in 1911, this home for Amelia Jones was one of 3 houses commissioned for her and her sisters in Davey Street, Hobart by her father Henry Jones. Despite some alterations over time, the original building is largely intact. However like most buildings of its vintage, living spaces are oriented to the street rather than the contemporary preference for the garden. The glass and steel addition is intended to rectify this circumstance allowing itself to be cradled by the existing building with a clear delineation of old and new.
Sullivan Holm House
Bellevue Hill, NSW, 2009
This four level concrete, steel and glass family residence is located on a narrow sloping east facing site in the established Eastern Sydney suburb of Bellevue Hill. The large fall over the site’s length produced a stepping plan with each subsequent floor providing a Northeast facing roof terrace for that level with extensive views over Rose Bay and Sydney Harbour. The plan is narrower in the North/South width compared to the predominant street pattern in order to allow greater breathing space between it and its neighbours. In turn this affords deeper penetration of light and ventilation to all spaces and creates the external space necessary to control foreground outlook with landscape screening. Each elevation responds to its particular condition and generates the character and expression of the house. The tightness of the site means the home is appreciated intimately and therefore focusing attention on detail, interior space and the user experience.