Turn an aged 1930s bungalow on a steep site into a stylish family home, tough enough for teenage children while stylish enough for entertaining; opening the house to the view; emphasis on open space, light & privacy.
Luigi Rosselli Architects
Luigi Rosselli Architects is an Australian architecture practice with a humanist approach and a passion for good design
Luigi Rosselli is an Italian born architect who practices in Australia. He was born in Milan in 1957. He studied architecture at the Ecole Politechnique Federale in Lausanne, where he met Alvaro Siza and Mario Botta, who offered Rosselli a job in 1979. He left the next year to work for Mitchell/Giurgola in their New York office. That firm won a commission to design the Australian Parliament House, and Rosselli moved to Canberra in 1981 to work on that project. He met his wife there, and the two of them moved to Sydney in 1984. He joined Furio Valich's firm, then opened his practice a year later. His work has primarily been residential, but in the 1990s he worked on a series of restaurants. He says that his approach to architecture is "humanist, where people and environment take precedence over preconceived design dogmas"
Built on the bones of a solid 1970s Rose Bay home with an existing single roof ridge to the front and a substantial addition to the rear under a new second roof ridge; these design elements are the aspects that differentiate this new Twin Peaks from the original, Queen Anne, gabled Twin Peaks house.
Designed for an uncluttered and relaxed family life the Sticks and Stones Home layout is very simple and quite cartesian in plan except for one sinuous wall overhanging the driveway. Every room opens to a terrace or the garden through large glass doors that slide on ball bearings; one can step outside without noticing the thresholds.
Weaving architectural heritage with contemporary design and lifestyle is a practice that rewards with surprises and characterful places. In a conservative residential pocket close to North Sydney, a workers cottage perches on top of a hill looking south-east towards striking views of Sydney Harbour. The idea behind the design was to retain the existing character […]
Martello Tower Home is a private residence located in Clontarf, Australia. It was renovated by Luigi Rosselli Architects. Situated on the highest point of a ridge overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour is a solid, 3 storey brick house built during the between the late 1950s and early 1960s, which has been complemented by contemporary additions bearing […]
Equivalent to the brownstones of New York, this interwar duplex is a humane scale solution to housing in the Sydney city fringes. Shoulder to shoulder with other apartment buildings, the original 1920s two-storey flats were transformed into a four storey block with a basement carpark and cellar, a ground floor garden apartment and a two-storey penthouse. […]