Tompkins MDA Architects Pty Ltd
TompkinsMDA Architects have great depth of experience, from master planning to adaptive re-use. For more than thirty years we have been creating solutions in a wide variety of building types from industrial, commercial and residential, to transport, sporting and recreational facilities. Our client list is equally diverse, including commercial developers, government agencies, and private individuals. Our approach is to design for functionality and visual appeal that will stand the test of time whilst respecting our client’s budget and deadlines. TompkinsMDA is proud of its reputation for delivering quality outcomes on time and on budget.
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Castle Cove, NSW, 2002
This house has been designed to impact as little as possible on the natural surroundings. Flooring floats above the bushland environment and passive design techniques and low energy technology is employed for all services including space and hot water heating and partial air conditioning. The house was constructed on a steeply sloping, north facing bushland site at Castle Cove. Rather than using the usual approach of sheeting the site with concrete to form a driveway, the garage and the entry are located at the same level as the access road and a cut-and-cover tunnelling technique is used to bury the entry and the garage. An elevator from the garage and entry level, a travel distance of 9m, accesses the living areas. Rather than the more conventional method of cutting and filling the site and ‘planting’ the building in it, the upper two levels of the house ‘float’ above the landscape. The construction of the house comprises a lightweight, exposed steel frame with steel pan structural floors and roof topped with concrete. The structural steel columns are the only elements that touch the ground.
Peninsula Leisure Centre
Woy Woy, 2000
This project, carried out for Gosford City Council, includes a new 50m heated indoor pool, leisure pool, spa, sauna, steam room, multipurpose space, creche, soft play area and a 2-court indoor sports centre to provide the premier indoor centre on the NSW Central Coast.
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre
Lane Cove, 1997
This projects includes an indoor sports and aquatic centre including a 25m lap pool, free-form leisure pool, programme pool, spa, sauna and steam facilities, together with dry sports areas including gymnasium, multipurpose (aerobics/meeting) rooms, merchandising/retail, creche/child-minding and terrace-style cafe serving the indoor and outdoor areas.