tessellate a+d is a client-oriented architecture and design studio. We value the process of collaborating with our clients and the significant investments they entrust us with. Our studio intent is to exceed expectations and create outcomes that are pleasantly unexpected. Environmental sustainability is at the core of our thinking so is therefore an inherent part of all projects. tessellate a+d is metro based yet enjoy long walks in the countryside so work in all regions of victoria. With our strong relationship with prefabricated builders we can assist in delivering quality-controlled outcomes, delivered within known time frames.
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The ugly house is an alteration and addition to an existing 1960’s dwelling in the eucalypt lined streets of Eltham. The clients, newly arrived expats wanted to create a house to be proud of, something that is local and in no way nostalgic of their scottish and welsh origins. The response is a composition of gable-ended forms clad in white weatherboards that forms a backdrop to the distinctly Australian landscape that surrounds the site rather than being subsumed by it. The interior layout has been rearranged to respond to passive solar principles and create a series of spatially diverse interlocking volumes each with its own unique character. Distant views of the hills are framed and natural light is manipulated to illustrate the passing of the day.
House Clovelly sits on top of the cliffs at Clovelly overlooking the Tasman Sea. This large house was designed to accomodate a young family of seven. The House was designed to facilitate the use of Prefabricated building technology. The ground floor was built in situ whilst the upper two floors were built in a factory in Melbourne and shipped to Sydney. This innovative approach resulted in an economical and timely build.