Dark HorseThe play of tones establishes a subtle field of spaces that expand and contract, creating moments of generosity and intimacy.
Dark Horse, a handsome creature.
Fifty FiftyPartly inspired by the original 1950s home, partly by the modernist Case Study houses of the same decade. 1950s meets 1950s. About half of each. We’re talking fifty-fifty vision. That’s sharp.
Fifty Fifty, that's sharp.
The KiteInside and out, the roof rests like a canopy. Sky and foliage are ever-present. Light filters in from all sides marking the passage of a day, while overhead, triangles beget triangles, folding and multiplying against the sky like barely tethered kites.
The Kite, barely tethered.
The SummitA curved wall of glass emulates the roof form, bending inwards to create a side courtyard. With glass and garden on all sides, the house is awash with natural light.
The Summit, grounded and lofty.
Park LifeCurious neighbours slow their cars. From between the trees across a vast nature strip, a fence-like shed with a cyclops eye peers back at them. ‘Whose world is this?’ they ask.
Park Life, from between the trees.
RMIT City CampusWithin this environment of high spatial drama, terraced seating and planting establish inviting human-scaled amphitheatres.
RMIT City Campus, laneway culture.
when the sky
hung so low that we
stopping once at
at each floor (hold)
a breath's thread
hang the light like
the earth to the sky
(well it once hung
now the trade winds
Among Buildings, between the physical and imaginative realms
The Skin JobAn assemblage of generous openings, bench seats and a fireplace re-animate an otherwise ordinary red-brick façade.
The Skin Job, like tears in rain.
Hip & GableA reclining hip casually slouches over the bedroom wing, while an attentive gable stands to attention over the more formal living spaces. Side by side, they are like the ears of a dog, one alert and the other playful, ready for whatever comes next.
Hip & Gable, jaunty gables, casual hips.
Together ApartWhere once they shared a womb, now they share a room; twin girls needing their own space, yet wanting to stay close too.
Together Apart, a room for twins.
Stage LeftStage Left is a place of anticipation and reflection; a place to gather and collect with friends and ideas, before and after a show. The prologue and the epilogue. A natural extension of the Arts Centre Melbourne experience.