We are delighted to be shortlisted in two categories this year in the 2018 Interior Design Excellence Awards. Our House Howley project is shortlisted for Single Residential Design, and our studio is included in the Emerging Designer list. We are looking forward to the awards night later this year and wish all the shortlisted practices the best of luck. See the full list of shortlisted entrants here.
We are currently working on detailed documentation for a new house in Russell Lea. Named the RL House, the design proposes a series of ‘platforms’ cascading down the sloping site to a swimming pool in the backyard. Above this, a split level master bedroom/living room volume is lifted up and cantilevered out to capture the amazing district views. From the street, the house presents a minimal muted appearance concealing the spatial complexity beyond.
We are expecting commencement on site early next year.
We have recently lodged a Development Application for a new house in Vaucluse. The site is located along the ridge of Old South Head Rd and captures spectacular views of both the city skyline to the west and the ocean and harbour entry to the east. The design re-interprets contemporary Mediterranean landscape design and architecture to produce a dwelling with a sense of easy comfortable luxury.
We recently collaborated with Professor David Sanderson (UNSW) on a competition entry for the 2019 MAAS Architectural Commission. Our proposal, titled 68.5 million, allows for visitors to participate in an immersive experience which recreates, to some small degree, the stages of a refugee’s journey once arriving in a foreign country: a journey of processing, incarceration, uncertainty and release. The use of ubiquitous shipping containers, designed to move non-human goods, underpins the dehumanising journeys most refugees make.
68.5 million is the number of people around the world who have been forced from their homes by disasters and conflict. Many of these flee their countries, and as refugees undertake perilous journeys to arrive in unwelcoming foreign countries. Then, if not returned to their country of origin, they are released into the city to make some kind of life.
We are in the early stages of designing an extension to a character-filled cottage in Gladesville. The project will retain bedrooms in the existing dwelling, and provide a light-filled series of new courtyard and living spaces at the rear, complete with a pool and a cabana. We are currently in the design development stage of the project.
Our proposal for the 2018 Tapestry Design Prize for Architects imagines a tapestry which oscillates between the room and the wall, which pushes and pulls against the 2D realm, and which provides a new viewing experience for the visitor. The abstract form suggests something strange but familiar, allowing unseen geometric forces to play with the woven texture. Ever changing with the light of the day and angle of view, the design explores collage, pattern-making and tailoring techniques to achieve the desired voluptuous effect, all rendered in only black and off-black thread.
We have started design concepts for a new exciting project in Dulwich Hill – a renovation and extension of a unique free-standing terrace house on a corner site. We are looking forward to the next steps of developing the design further.
We are delighted to have House Howley shortlisted in the Houses Awards in both the alts and adds over 200m2 category and the landscape design category for Melissa Wilson’s beautiful garden. All photos by Tom Ferguson. Congratulations to all shortlisted projects.
The house has recently been published in HOUSES magazine as well as in the Home Magazine section of the Sunday Telegraph – link to article here.
Our latest project for a new residence in Russell Lea has begun construction with our long time building collaborator Ferrocon. The existing house was demolished just after Christmas, and the concrete slab for the ground floor poured soon after. Feature face brickwork for the ground storey has been completed and we are very pleased with how the house sits in the streetscape. The timber framing for the first floor is nearly finished and we look forward to reaching lock up stage soon.
Our industrial conversion project in Marrickville is progressing well. The design re-uses the shell of an existing joinery factory to provide a carpark and 6 apartments on the site. The main material feature of the project is a variety of face brickwork surfaces, including large areas or articulated recycled bricks. Completion is expected later in the year.
We are excited to see our House Howley project is published in HOUSES magazine this month in the issue titled ‘What’s Old is New Again’. Thank you to Tom Ferguson for the outstanding photos and to Rebecca Gross for the lovely words. Great to see all the other fantastic projects in this month’s issue - you can find a copy of the magazine in stores from the 3rd of April.
We have submitted our Telescope House project in Russell Lea for planning approval. The project involves restoration and extensions to a heritage-listed weatherboard cottage in a conservation area. The design has been carefully planned to make best use of the extremely narrow but long site and the extensions are informed by the pitched roof forms of the original cottage.