Utz-Sanby Architects focuses on delivering high quality residential projects. We enjoy the variety and challenges of different architectural projects, including work to heritage listed buildings, apartments, educational facilities and restaurant fit-outs. In all our projects we seek to deliver the best possible design solutions and attention to detail. We design buildings that are environmentally responsive, innovative and sustainable and that are appropriate for the location, brief and budget. Utz-Sanby Architects prides itself on thorough documentation, ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, and our personal approach to delivering architectural services.
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Upper Orara House
Upper Orara, 2012
This new home is located in the Upper Orara valley in the sub-tropical hinterland of Coffs Harbour. The house sits high on a ridge with wide, open views of the surrounding landscape in all directions. The house has been designed as two wings with a central entrance, following the natural shape of the ridgeline. Large angophoras book-end the house to the east and west. Bedrooms and living rooms open onto a long flat lawn with northern aspect. The solid pre-cast concrete wall protects from cold southern winds and anchors the house to the hill-side, the northern facade is glazed with timber framed sliding glass doors and high level louvres to facilitate natural ventilation. Shortlisted for the AIA NSW Chapter Sustainable Architecture Award, 2014. Photography by Marian Riabic
Ellis Street Apartments
Chatswood, Sydney, 2011
This project consists of 12 apartments. The apartments are a mix of 1 and 2 bedrooms. The upper storey apartments are two storeys. Planning codes required 30% of these units to be adaptable. Overall height was restricted to 3 storeys, but allowed underground car parking and an “attic” storey. Ground floor units have access to private outdoor spaces. For the higher units, generous north and south oriented balconies can be accessed from all of the open plan living, dining, kitchen spaces. Smaller, more private loggias can also be accessed from the east and west facing bedrooms. Photography by Marian Riabic.
Five Dock House
Five Dock, Sydney, 2012
This new house is built on a tight corner block in Five Dock, overlooking Canada Bay. The house was designed for a family with three young boys. The design of the house takes into account the unique corner position and maximises the access to both views and northern aspect by stretching along the southern boundary ‘ rather than occupy the middle of the block. The living area and kitchen are located on the upper storey of the house, opening onto a large, covered outdoor entertaining area ‘ which capitalise on the fantastic 270 degree views of surrounding parkland. Featured in Grand Designs, Australia, Issue 1.2. Photography by Marian Riabic.