Steel City Architecture
Steel City Architecture is an Architectural practice based in Newcastle NSW. The Practice’s philosophy is simple: Create the best building possible within the context of the site, the budget, the timeframe, and with respect to the client’s needs and desires. Steel City Architecture services projects both local to the Newcastle/Hunter Valley region and beyond.
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House at Four Mile Creek
Hunter Valley, 2010
The house is located on the fringe of suburbia and looks out over the Four Mile Creek wetlands and farmlands beyond. The materiality of the house draws upon the context of agricultural construction and the design embodies the pure modularity of the materials selected. Dimensions and setouts favour the use of full sheets, structural members sizes, full tiles, boards widths, decking and glazing suites rigourously. The construction of the project was a collaborative effort whereby I worked closely with the builder. Ideas were tried and tested and the drawings evolved as ideas and construction techniques were examined. This experience has increased my appreciation for the tectonic nature of architecture, the practicalities of the ‘making’ of architecture and exemplifies what can be achieved by collaborative and co-operative efforts between Architect, Builder and Client.
Affordable Housing Prototype
This project was developed inline with the SEPP Affordable Housing Legislation. The idea was to develop a high quality design which could be delivered economically through prefabrication of many of the construction elements and adhering to commo The result is a small dwelling which belies its 60m2 footprint.