Whispering Smith’s House A is a challenge to the status quo of housing in Perth. The sustainable apartment-house hybrid is designed for small lots and uses commercial materials in an innovative way to achieve a tight footprint and carbon neutral status.
When you think of mountain cabin, modern and funk aren’t words that come to mind. So we jumped at the opportunity when our clients talked about their dream of a small, modern chalet. Words like alpine, funk, and gezellig drove the design direction.
The project involves the refurbishment of an old, traditional Basque house to convert it into a two-family residence. The project’s main aim is to strip out the property internally and to adapt it to the new occupiers’ needs, always respecting the architectural characteristics of this superb historical dwelling.
We just extended the area of couple of square meters, and besides the complete wall attached to the neighbours site, we left all the others glazed including the ceiling.
The Stiles Road house was modernised 15 years ago but with the arrival of the owners two children, the house and its extension, no longer fulfilled the owners needs.
Located on a leafy established street in the inner Melbourne suburb of Malvern, two new controlled and elegant townhouses stand rigidly side by side without giving away some of the more softer elements that can be found within.