With its heritage skin and sleek contemporary addition, the Doorzien House challenges perceptions of traditional houses through its approach to renewal and reconstruction. By integrating cutting-edge energy and material technologies with the original building fabric, the design pulls together new and old in a house for the next hundred years.
Bijl Architecture is a Sydney-based architecture and design practice founded by director Melonie Bayl-Smith. Contemporary, design-led works characterise the portfolio of Bijl Architecture including numerous completed projects across residential, interiors, educational and public sectors.
Perched on a steep block with majestic harbour views, the clarity of the original Interwar cottage interiors had been muddled by decades of ad hoc alterations. Our brief was to rethink and rearticulate the flow of the whole home with its more substantial ground floor level and a renewed lower ground floor level music room and cellar cut into the incline of the steep site.
Set on the edge of a national park, the Burrawong House has undergone a transformation that establishes compelling links between the dwelling and its bushland surrounds, providing opportunities for serenity and retreat. Bijl Architecture was engaged by the owners from the very conception of the project, assisting with identifying an ideal site that captured both […]
Sydney-based Bijl Architecture recently completed Killara House. Located in the Sydney suburb of Killara, this red brick house on a sandstone base has been extended and transformed by Bijl Architecture, bringing the building’s architecture into the 21st century. Improving the connection between rooms and increasing natural lighting were vital in transforming the house, as was the […]