Seagrass House

Nestled in a beachfront valley prone to bushfire, this robust house takes its cues from the surrounding landscape, particularly the colours and textures of the rocky headland which are reflected in the hues and forms of corbelled brickwork. A brick entry wall engages with the separate service pavilion to create a sequential approach to the … Continued

Argyle Well

Built in the 1840’s, and first renovated in the 1890’s, this significant terrace has been returned to its original arrangement as a distinctive single dwelling. A dialogue between historical preservation and the needs of modern life has been established; within the restored spaces of the original terrace, a series of beautiful, distinctly new objects have … Continued

Albert Street

The address of this house has been reversed over time with the rear of the old terrace facing the street. A precast off-the-shelf concrete culvert now forms part of the street composition creating a street presence, both welcoming and protective. The new work is a sequence of external and internal spaces that play with the … Continued

Annandale House

Set behind an existing weatherboard cottage, a series of interlocking masonry volumes are placed to gain the maximum amount of light and air. A new lightwell was created immediately behind the cottage, followed by three new brick volumes which slide down the southern side of the site. Each volume is thinner than the next like the … Continued

Twin Set

To accommodate a large busy family, this semi-detached house was expanded into its twin, creating a much larger home while allowing for the future re-division of the building into two homes again. From the street, the expansion is designed to be discrete, maintaining the original streetscape and scale. Beyond, the house is reorientated to focus … Continued

Hordern Street

The alterations to this inner city house fit between the remnants of an old sandstone stable wall and the body of an old cottage. The addition is sympathetic to the form of the old cottage with the roof pitched up towards the street to capture light while maintaining privacy. The new steel framed volume is … Continued

A House With Tiles On It

Presented with an existing Federation house – a freestanding bungalow that had been unsympathetically added to in the sixties or seventies – our brief was to reinvigorate the home for a family of four. The result reinstates the dignity of the original home and re-connects with its site and context. A new pavilion now re-aligns … Continued

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory, built on Gadigal Land, has survived fire, police invasion, and countless parties…..It’s been a hat factory, a printers, a squat and a ‘social-centre’. Now it enters a new phase of its life. The Hat Factory unpicks the romantic ideal of living in a warehouse – the 2 dwellings are permeable rather than … Continued

The Garden Project

This project on an inner-city site places the garden at its centre. A series of interwoven indoor and outdoor spaces now actively link the original late-Victorian home with its surroundings, reclaiming lost spaces, re-defining connections and re-imagining uses to transform it into a garden oasis. An in-situ concrete “garden room” is designed to blur the … Continued

Light House

A significant alteration to a semi-detached house in Sydney’s east for a family of sun chasers. Set high on a ridge behind a row of olive trees, two new double-height volumes clad in waterstruck bricks are nestled behind the front of the original house. The northernmost volume twists slightly up and out to capture light … Continued