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.
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.
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.
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 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.
ArcadiaThis project is nearing completion. Soon there will be more to show...
Arcadia, watch this space.
PeriwinkleThe common periwinkle (or winkle) is a robust intra-warehouse species within the renovation family, characterised by a mostly neutral shell with rosy flourishes about the inner-ablution.
Periwinkle, unique among its genus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Up/fieldThis project is nearing completion. Soon there will be more to show...
Up/field, watch this space.
The PicadorFinding no bull and no audience he begins to dance, lunging and dodging imaginary foes, gripping a lance in each hand.
The Picador, grace and gravity.
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, at the fringes of domesticity.
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, breathe it in.
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, a casual arrangement.
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, unfamiliar inflections.
The Purple Rose of CairoCompact 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.
The Purple Rose of Cairo, a little life.
CampfireMore like a sheltered campsite than a home. A holiday from city life and a chance to get to know the family.
Campfire, gather ’round.
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, community life.
Sandy PointNestled into the dunes, four pavilions provide shade and shelter, while an array of sprawling decks encourage time spent outdoors among friends and family.
Sandy Point, into the dunes.
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, quiet mystery.
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, against the odds.
A Garden CuriosityLike everything in a garden, its impermanence reveals the passage of time.
A Garden Curiosity, slow seasons.
Urban CoupBeyond 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.
Urban Coup, building community.
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.