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 scope included a restoration of the interior of the building to its original use as a medical office through a series of sensitive architectural and design solutions for our client, a young up-and-coming plastic surgeon who specializes in facial feminization and surgeries for transgender clients.
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.
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.
lightHOUSE is a renovation of a 1964 Edward Nelson, FAIA, modernist home in the Catalina Foothills. The design concept was to reveal affinities between old and new, and inside and outside, through light, material, and attention to detail.