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1413

Dark Horse

The play of tones establishes a subtle field of spaces that expand and contract, creating moments of generosity and intimacy.
Location

Brunswick East

Dark Horse

, a handsome creature.
1523

Together Apart

Where once they shared a womb, now they share a room; twin girls needing their own space, yet wanting to stay close too.
Location

Hawthorn

Together Apart

, a room for twins.
1229

The Kite

Inside 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.
Location

Albert Park

The Kite

, barely tethered.
1522

The Skin Job

An assemblage of generous openings, bench seats and a fireplace re-animate an otherwise ordinary red-brick façade.
Location

Hawthorn

The Skin Job

, like tears in rain.
1700

Among Buildings

The culmination of 3 years of wandering around significant Melbourne buildings and reflects on the immaterial experiences of the built environment.
Format

256pp unbound book

Among Buildings

, an unbound book.
1623

Park Life

Curious 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.
Location

Williamstown North

Park Life

, from between the trees.
1309

Hip & Gable

A 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.
Location

Kew East

Hip & Gable

, jaunty gables, casual hips.
1423

Fifty Fifty

Partly 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.
Location

Murrumbeena

Fifty Fifty

, that's sharp.
1403

A Rose by Another

In the grounds of Melbourne’s famed Cairo apartments, a crop of wild roses are taking seed. The first was an unlikely shade of purple. The latest is a rose by another hue, and just as sweet.
Location

Cairo apartments, Fitzroy

A Rose by Another

, breathe it in.
1552

The Summit

A 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.
Location

Malvern

The Summit

, grounded and lofty.
1524

The Taranaki Rift

The Taranaki Rift is an inner-suburban rupture off the east bank of Brunswick, initiated in the early-Turnbullian, due to the expansion of the Goodman van Dyke cluster.
Location

Brunswick East

The Taranaki Rift

, an inner-suburban rupture.
1301

White rabbit, white rabbit

A white, empty display cabinet contains a virtual reproduction of the same white, empty display cabinet just out of reach. An alternate reality so close to our own, beyond the looking glass.
Exhibition

February 2013

White rabbit, white rabbit

1215

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Compact robes and clever storage solutions are integrated with a fold-out bed and a handsome full-height curtain, creating the flexibility to quickly convert the single-room space from a study to a bedroom to a dining room or party space.
Location

Fitzroy

The Purple Rose of Cairo

, a little life.
1226

Miller House

From the moment of entry, views shift and redirect between the courtyards, light-wells, decks and gardens. Natural light washes the internal space from all directions, encouraging exploration of the various living areas and retreats.
Location

North Fitzroy

Miller House

, a casual arrangement.
1431

Campfire

More like a sheltered campsite than a home. A holiday from city life and a chance to get to know the family.
Status

Concept

Campfire

, gather 'round.
1218

Extension House

This project extends, and thereby distorts, the Californian bungalow. While it may speak the same language, it does so with unfamiliar inflections.
Location

Brunswick West

Extension House

, unfamiliar inflections.
1900

Lawnbowl Village

Two of the three towers contain high quality, affordable apartments, while the third tower houses a childcare centre, a theatre, art gallery, bookshop, cafes, makerspaces and co-working spaces.
Location

Caulfield South

Lawnbowl Village

, community life.
1714

RMIT City Campus

Within this environment of high spatial drama, terraced seating and planting establish inviting human-scaled amphitheatres.
Location

Melbourne CBD

RMIT City Campus

, laneway culture.
1441

Aa HQ

The interior palette was light and simple, with modest flourishes of detail where bookshelves terminate and cupboard doors open.
Location

Fitzroy

Aa HQ

, a sea of sketches.
1314

Little Adelaide Hills

Little Adelaide Hills is a proposal for the redevelopment of the Royal Adelaide Hospital site. Situated on the north-east corner of the Adelaide CBD, Little Hills is a collection of housing, community, university, cultural heritage, open-air market, arts and performance spaces.
Client

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Little Adelaide Hills

, exposing geology.
1318

The Portal

From within the shadowy confines of a charming Californian Bungalow, we sent a probe, dark and slender, out into the wilds; a portal into new territories. What we discovered, is new life.
Location

Brunswick West

The Portal

, at the fringes of domesticity.
1711

Chinese Medicine Clinic

This Chinese Medicine Clinic provides place of welcome and comfort for patients requiring respite from their busy lives with a design that is simple, open and unpretentious.
Location

Northcote

Chinese Medicine Clinic

, a tranquil refuge.
1832

Stage Left

Stage 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.
Location

Melbourne CBD

Stage Left

, the prologue and the epilogue.
1432

Sandy Point

Nestled into the dunes, four pavilions provide shade and shelter, while an array of sprawling decks encourage time spent outdoors among friends and family.
Location

Sandy Point

Sandy Point

, into the dunes.
1799

New Student Precinct

The university experience is about so much more than just attending classes. Learning can happen anywhere, anytime – in the classroom, on campus, in the city, around the globe. The New Student Precinct fosters a seamless transition between these spheres, ensuring students are both locally grounded and globally connected.
Location

UoM, Parkville Campus

New Student Precinct

, locally global.
1213

Stanhill Apartment

At key moments in the design, the otherwise mute black and white aesthetic breaks in a flourish of barely perceptible colour, imbuing the apartment with a sense of quiet mystery.
Location

Albert Park

Stanhill Apartment

, quiet mystery.
1223

Turnaround House

Against the odds, this modest extension has turned a dark, cramped residence with little backyard to spare, into a light-filled house with fantastic indoor and outdoor entertaining areas.
Location

Abbotsford

Turnaround House

, against the odds.
1857

The Scoop

In the heart of the student campus is a crypt of unrealised grandeur. Once an underground carpark, its sweeping field of parabolic vaults promises so much more. Raw concrete arcs out of the ground in defiance of gravity, an expression of aspiration and daring.
Client

University of Melbourne

The Scoop

, unrealised grandeur.
1011

A Garden Curiosity

Like everything in a garden, its impermanence reveals the passage of time.
Location

Suburb

A Garden Curiosity

, slow seasons.
1707

The Drift

The Drift proposes that there is no audience, only participants. There is no object, and there is no center. Instead a field of scattered Seeds, wired for networked discussion, where ideas may blow-in from any corner of the garden.
Status

Competition entry for the NGV

The Drift

, no audience, only participants.
1874

RMIT Business Behavioural Lab

RMIT engaged Architecture architecture to design and deliver the fitout of new facilities for the Business Behavioural Lab. The brief required a thorough understanding of the stakeholders’ needs in order to deliver a laboratory where academics undertake controlled behavioural experiments with verifiable results.
Location

Melbourne CBD

RMIT Business Behavioural Lab

1500

Friend or Pho

Recycled materials were adopted to reflect the Vietnamese culture of re-use, where nothing is wasted. The overall effect is reminiscent of the lantern-lit eateries of Hanoi An.
Location

Yarraville

Friend or Pho

, hawker-style.
1554

Urban Coup

Beyond the scope of a typical housing development, the Urban Coup development will include communal kitchen and dining facilities, workshop spaces, a yoga room, music room and productive rooftop gardens.
Location

Brunswick

Urban Coup

, building community.
1555

Nightingale Housing

Nightingale revolutionizes multi-residential development by establishing a freely available, cost-transparent, open-source model in which designers work directly with purchasers, for the purposes of creating environmentally, socially and financially sustainable homes.
Location

Brunswick

Nightingale Housing

, sustainable homes.
1801

Unliveable Berlin

With its chequered history of cultural exclusion and ideological seclusion, as well as an impressive record of refugee accommodation, Berlin presents a unique case study in the urban consequences of social disunity and cohesion.
Location

Berlin

Unliveable Berlin

, experimental housing.