Dark HorseIn the heart of the house, the living areas
open onto a courtyard. The high-ceilinged corridors pinwheel out from this heart, establishing a sunlit centre around which
most daily activity occurs.
Dark Horse, a handsome creature.
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.
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, light and shade.
The Skin JobSlipped in-under an existing timber pergola, this new skin of fine black steel and off-form concrete bears the smile of family life.
The Skin Job, the smile of family life.
Among BuildingsThe culmination of 3 years of wandering around significant Melbourne buildings and reflects on the immaterial experiences of the built environment.
256pp unbound book
Among Buildings, an unbound book.
Park LifePark Life is a highly contextual extension in Williamstown North. This contemporary design responds to the principles of the ‘garden city’, integrating home, garden and streetscape. In doing so, it continues the vision for the area as laid out by the Housing Commission of Victoria in the 1940s.
Park Life, home, garden and streetscape.
Hip & GableWith Hip & Gable, Architecture architecture pays homage to a dignified, long-serving Californian Bungalow, while enticing it to say
a little more and to do a little more too.
Hip & Gable, say a little more.
Fifty FiftyPartly inspired by its original 1950s suburban home and 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, modernist suburban.
A Rose by AnotherIn 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.
Cairo apartments, Fitzroy
A Rose by Another, fold-down elements.
The SummitA curved wall of glass emulates the roof form, bending inwards to create a more generous side garden. With glass and garden on all sides, the house is awash with natural light.
The Summit, grounded and lofty.
The Taranaki RiftThe 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.
The Taranaki Rift, an inner-suburban rupture.
White rabbit, white rabbitArchitecture architecture’s interest in themes of uncanny perception and the strangeness of the everyday.
White rabbit, white rabbit, the uncanny.
The Purple Rose of CairoIn a studio apartment of such modest dimension, the smallest modifications make
a significant difference to the feel and functionality of the space.
The Purple Rose of Cairo, a functional abode.
Miller HouseFrom 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.
Miller House, irregular gables.
CampfireAn idea for a beach house, more like a sheltered campsite than a home.
Campfire, A holiday from city life.
Extension HouseThis project extends, and thereby distorts,
the Californian bungalow. While it may speak the same language, it does so with unfamiliar inflections.
Extension House, with unfamiliar inflections.
Lawnbowl VillageTwo 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.
Lawnbowl Village, engage and enliven.
RMIT City CampusWithin this environment of high spatial
drama, terraced seating and planting establish inviting human-scaled amphitheatres.
RMIT City Campus, laneway culture.
Aa HQThe interior palette is light and simple, with modest flourishes of detail where bookshelves terminate and cupboard doors open.
Aa HQ, floating in a sea of sketches.
Little Adelaide HillsLittle Adelaide Hills is a proposal for
the redevelopment of the Royal Adelaide Hospital site.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Little Adelaide Hills, exposing its geology.
The PortalFrom 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.
The Portal, beyond the home.
Chinese Medicine ClinicThe brief called for the provision of three treatment rooms, a reception area and plenty
of storage for medicines and equipment.
Chinese Medicine Clinic, a place of comfort.
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.
Stage Left, anticipation and reflection.
Sandy PointNestled into the dunes, four pavilions provide shade and shelter.
Sandy Point, nestled into the dunes.
New Student PrecinctArchitecture architecture were one of a select group of practices invited to develop
ideas for the University of Melbourne’s New Student Precinct.
UoM, Parkville Campus
New Student Precinct, a seamless transition.
Stanhill ApartmentAt 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.
Stanhill Apartment, open, cellular planning.
Turnaround HouseAgainst 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.
Turnaround House, indoor and outdoor.
The ScoopIn 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.
University of Melbourne
The Scoop, social exchange.
A Garden CuriosityLike everything in a garden, its impermanence reveals the passage of time.
A Garden Curiosity, a piece of garden joinery.
The DriftThe 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.
Competition entry for the NGV
The Drift, no audience, only participants.
RMIT Business Behavioural LabThe brief required a thorough understanding
of the stakeholders’ needs in order to deliver a laboratory where academics undertake controlled behavioural experiments with verifiable results.
RMIT Business Behavioural Lab, verifiable results.
Friend or PhoRecycled 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.
Friend or Pho, contemporary Vietnamese.
Urban CoupArchitecture architecture is currently working in collaboration with Breathe Architecture on the design and delivery of a Nightingale co-housing development for Urban Coup.
Urban Coup, socially integrated ways.
Nightingale HousingNightingale 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.
Nightingale Housing, sustainable homes.
Unliveable BerlinWith 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.