We are excited to see the construction of the new amenities building at Campbell Park for Canada Bay Council. The project represents a huge improvement to the previous dilapidate toilet block on the site. The building includes storage facilities, public toilets and changerooms, a large canteen and community hall. The main structure is expressed in simple galvanised steel with a low-maintenance face brick base. The construction has been made possible by a government funding grant, financial contribution from the council, and fantastic involvement and support from the Abbotsford Juniors Football Club. Completion is expected in time for the 2018 soccer season.
We are excited to start the construction of a new family home in Russell Lea early next year. The proposal seeks to interpret traditional face brick detailing on the ground floor to echo the prevalent brick cottage style of the surrounding houses, while the first floor will have a more minimal glass and clad form. Brick will be a theme throughout the house, accompanied by a dark material palette for the joinery with highlights of oak and brass to create an intimate ambiance for the living spaces. We are looking forward to working with our builder and clients on this exciting project.
The progress at our new house build in Huntleys Cove has been fast and efficient, with the clients preparing to move in just 11 months after construction started. We are now working with Melissa Wilson Landscape Architecture on finalising the exterior details and planting design, while the final details continue the inside. The second stage of the project will include finishing the swimming pool area and converting the current car museum into a cabana.
Our alterations and additions project in Bardwell Park is coming along nicely with great work by our builder Miso Building. The cedar cladding for the rear façade and garden studio has been completed, with joinery and interior fitout work scheduled to start soon. Abundant natural light animates the new extension through a series of carefully planned windows and skylights, framing views of the surrounding suburb and giant jacaranda tree in the back yard. We look forward to the clients and their two Dalmatians moving in soon.
Our project for a new 3-storey residence in Russell Lea has reached lock up stage. We are looking forward to the interior details being completed, and our clients moving in just in time for the new year. The project includes a 4-car garage, inground swimming pool, and enjoys views of the nearby bay and distant city views. The external materials include sandstone cladding and new Colorbond Matt feature cladding in Monument.
The construction of our waterfront apartments in Drummoyne has been gaining speed as the builder progresses from excavation to poring the post-tensioned slabs. Two of the largest slabs for the first and second level have been completed, along with one of the carpark ramps. In the meantime, we have been busy finalising the finishes and fixtures selections for the project. We are looking forward to continued progress into the new year with our builder Ferrocon.
We have completed the fitout of Two Fratelli Café at Jones Bay Wharf. The owner and chef (and our good friend) Dave has always cooked up some great food and now we’re happy for him to have an interior to match. We have already tested the space out with a big party which was a huge success - thanks Dave! It was pleasure to work on this project with our builders Ferrocon, and we’re looking forward to many future meals and gatherings in this beautiful harbour location.
The project was recently photographed by Tom Ferguson – see the photos here.
As part of the 2017 IDEA Gala, Scottish whisky company The Balvenie were looking for a bar design that would be an expression of the craft of whisky making. Our entry for the competition is inspired by the landscape of the Balvenie Mains: the geometric distillery buildings, the barley crop and the shadows cast by the Scottish sun. A heavy oak base sits beneath a field of copper stalks, which in turn support a floating piece of amber glass. As light shines onto the bar the colours and reflections are reminiscent of whisky as it is swirled in a glass before tasting.
More images of the competition entry can be seen in the SELECTED PROJECTS section.
Our project in Killara (in association with Studio [R] Architecture and Design) has won a High Commendation at the 2017 Ku-Ring-Gai Council Architecture and Urban Design Awards in the Dwelling House categoy. Congratulations to all the shortlisted and awarded projects. Photos of the house can be viewed HERE.