Well into the construction phase, these 2 Bondi residences tackle the issue of a North facing front yard. A complex section with a void across the stair and kitchen allow the northern sun into the living rooms at the rear.
Working in association with Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio, we prepared an entry for the 27 Smith Street Competition organised by Sydney Living Museum. Our concept was to invert the notion of conventional brick veneer. Beyond the environmental benefits, this idea allows for the inherent beauty of the brick to become the material for the interior. The project is know as Hearth House and it exploits the robustness of the material in dealing with daily family life. Refer to our gallery for the full submission details
We have recently made some small additions to our High Street Bowral project. These include a range of landscape installations designed with Melissa Wilson landscape architects as well as new signage, awnings and a modular pop up shop system. The instant colour in the planters and brass bowls adds a further layer of detail to the existing street and piazza spaces. We hope to have this project re photographed this year as the project has matured into a densely populated, well used street.
Stage 1 of the Rosebery House is nearing completion. This project has been an enjoyable journey. The clients engaged with the detail and believed in the concept despite some resistance from the trades. Stage 1 includes a pool and outdoor room. Stage 2 will be a transformation of the existing residence with some interesting materials and details.
Bricks are La Paloma Miro from Austral Brick and the paving is Cobb & Co from Eco Outdoors. The spouts are custom metal fabricated by Wett Solutions.
Design Collab is hosting a furniture design competition. They are inviting designers to participate in a furniture design competition that makes use of materials which otherwise would be wasted. Full details can be found at wastenot.design. Entries close 28 July 2015. A separate student prize is offered to encourage the next generation of designers to engage with the idea of producing useful objects from otherwise wasted materials.
We had the great pleasure of being asked to design the new Northern Beaches showroom for Nicco Joinery. The main challenge was to fit a wide range of their beautiful timber windows and doors into a relatively small space.
We have managed to finalise the always difficult task of shortlisting the photos that will make it onto the website.
Click here to view the gallery. Come into the studio if you would like to see the remaining photos that did not make it onto our site as they are great as well.
Thanks again to Tom Fergurson for the great shots
Our latest residential project is now complete. Killara House No.3 explores two key ideas. The first is an attempt interlock the old and new fabric rather then make a distinct separation. The second key idea is a focus on carving out an interior space from a simple external form with an emphasis on bringing light deep into the centre of the plan. We will update our residential gallery soon with a set of beautiful photos by Tom Ferguson. Note the lack of a column at the internal corner. This was the clients major brief requirements. Thanks to Cosmo Farinola from Cardno for the exceptional structural design. Also a big thanks to Mark Szczerbicki for seeing the project through to completion.