TRUE NoRTH ARCHITECTS Pty Ltd
True North Architects is a small practice providing contemporary & sustainable design services to the Central Coast region with the latest computer modeling software used to communicate effectively in three dimensions with all parties involved in projects. True North enjoys extensive experience in residential & commercial architecture that aims to make the very best of every opportunity a site has to offer its clients while keeping firm control of the budget.
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Saint Francis Xavier Trade Training Centre
A large hospitality centre incorporating two commercial kitchens & a cafe / learning space, was designed to employ reverse block-veneer construction & thermal chimneys & to naturally ventilate the building. Conceived as two giant knives cutting through the building, the chimney blades & the forms, materials & colour selections of the rest of the building have played with this idea to create a cheese platter which is a welcome addition to a somewhat staid school environment.
Avoca Beach, 2010
This contemporary beach shack stemmed from the client’s love of the classic fibro shacks on the Central Coast. Sustainability drove the cruciform plan that faces due north & welcomes the winter sun with a subtle “swooshing” roof whilst also connecting the rear garden with the view. For a steeply sloping site, expansive usable outdoor rooms are created with a series of terraces & decks that all enjoy the uninterupted views over the lagoons to the beach.
Woy Woy Bay, 2009
This small addition to a modest home sits in stark contrast to the mediocre architecture of the house itself. Tight site constraints have produced a small, contemporary & lightweight box that plays with materials, colour & texture to create visual interest & intrigue. The success of the addition & positive reception from neighbours & the community has spurred the client to take on the bigger problem of the original house.