Conceptually, the A&M Houses have been an experiment in drawing a relationship and balance between a reduced footprint, comfortable living and maximised amenity. Inhabitants of this narrow beach house are encouraged to modify and adapt spaces to facilitate maximum amenity in both an environmental and social sense.
Marston Architects is a Sydney based studio with over 25 years experience. Consistency, honesty and a broad sense of public responsibility underpin the work of the practice. Since its inception in 1985 Marston Architects has delivered a broad spectrum of built works including single homes, alterations and additions, multi-unit residential and commercial buildings.
A highly developed collaboration process between our team and our clients ensures that the full potential of each project is achieved. By responding to the specifics of the context and its users, we strive to ensure a carefully measured built outcome which will “stand the test of time”.
These factors inform each project ensuring that each retain an individuality and response to place and time in a unique way. The sense of appropriateness pervades our approach to the design of the building as a useful object.
Set within an Art Deco building in Woollahra, the brief for the K Apartment was to be a reflection of the way the young professional couple would like to live their lives – open spaces that were generous and filled with light.