The brief for this project began with “we want a concrete bunker.” Equally as excited by concrete, there was mutual trust and connection between our client and ourselves from the very early stages of the design process.
Photographer of architecture, landscapes, lifestyle, food, travel and art work. Shooting since 1999, Derek Swalwell started working with Melbourne architects and designers. His work has since expanded to include international design firms, advertising agencies and many overseas titles. He enjoys working with great people and ideas.
St Andrews Beach House is a two storey circular holiday home, which takes advantage of the remoteness of site and expansive views, which extend in all directions.
Our Light Saw House represents a contemporary, design-based solution to sustainable architecture. Built upon an existing double fronted Edwardian weatherboard, our clients sought a local architectural response to a property they had owned for some time, but not lived in for 15 years whilst overseas.
Based upon the concepts of living in a garden and gathering under a roof, Project Nymph required the renovation and extension of a single fronted terrace house located in the Botanic Gardens precinct of inner Melbourne.
Ross house sits proudly within a characteristically diverse heritage precinct. The bold form of Ross house is flanked by two low rendered forms that enhance the presence of the neighbouring dwellings and clearly demarcate the line between public and private spaces beyond.
A home in the sky for a family of four, the Holly Penthouse combines luxury and state of the art technology with a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. As a family home, contemporary natural materials, including stone, full-length oak flooring and timber batten ceiling, foster a sense of warmth and understated luxury.