Monday
Sep262016

city lights

This penthouse apartment is located in the heart of King Street Wharf, Sydney.  Reflection was used as a way of connecting the apartment to the city immediately outside.  This device works during the day but especially at night, when the city lights reflect around the apartment.  This project is another collaboration with N & J Joinery, whose bespoke furniture is exquisitely finished. GPM Building managed the build process through the mine field that is building within a strata building.  This project was photo graphed by Tom Ferguson and his great photos are now on the website.  Click here to see them.

Friday
Jul292016

north bondi houses 1 of 3

The first of 3 dual occupancy sites is now complete. The void, as described in a previous post, is pictured here.  The void and stair scoop northern light in to the south facing living rooms.  We are working with Charas Constructions to deliver another 2 similar projects.  The next is already under construction and utilises internal court yards to draw light deep into the plan as living areas face north for that site.

Monday
Jun272016

kent street apartment


Days after achieving concept sign off, the client left for an extended overseas trip.  Only a few months later the complete refurbishment of this great apartment in the heart of city is now complete.  Teaming up with Horizon Habitats and N & J Joinery, this project was delivered with a great eye for detail by the whole team.  The project highlights once again that a great project is the outcome of a great client, architect and builder relationship.

Monday
May302016

Pyrmont apartment complete




The refurbishment of the penthouse in Pymont is now complete. Working within the constraints of the existing building, the entire aparment was given a once over. Working closely with N & J Joinery, every room was provided with custom joinery and furniture including a large outdoor kitchen on the roof terrace.

Friday
Apr152016

BONDI RESIDENCES

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.

Wednesday
Mar232016

27 Smith Street Competition

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

Monday
Feb152016

City apartment nears completion

Completely stripped back to the bare shell, this penthouse apartment renovation received the full complement of N & J Joinery bespoke joinery and a whole raft of JSB & Iguzzini lights. Come back soon to see the full photo gallery once the project is complete

Tuesday
Jan122016

high street bowral in full bloom

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.

Tuesday
Dec012015

Brickwork, pool and outdoor room

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.

Friday
Jun122015

WASTE NOT FURNITURE DESIGN COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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.