orange high school music centre

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Taking a simple cube design and linking across the diagonal creates a dramatic 100 sqm extension to the original music center building. Inspired by the school colours (black and gold) and the students who raised half the cost of the building, the strident form is a permanent reminder to the local community that orange high school is proud of its …

james barnet drive house | bathurst

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A grand central volume traverses the plan within the ‘natural’ profile of the roof spanning this single level family home. The extension and termination of the roof at its higher level provides the street presence critical to the typology, but so often merely applied in pastiche. Two skilions provide a tall symmetrical foil to the entry then recede to allow light …

walang

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Nestled among the trees in Walang, in the Central Tablelands of NSW, a ‘normal’ family, locally grown, wanted a more sophisticated, while simple, alteration to their 1980’s split level fibro cottage. The pavilion plan is not radical; the skillion form and corrugated cladding is not unknown; the centred deck is a proven device; the controlled entry view has bypassed the …

strathfield home

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The primary living space is at the core of the home in the form of an ‘atrium’ volume cloistered by other living areas at ground floor and a gallery accessing ‘private’ rooms on the upper floor. There is a deliberate implied inversion of indoor/outdoor areas between the light and drama of the atrium and the covered ‘external’ living spaces which …

highview jetty o’connell

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The first site encountered in a 30 year career that did not immediately reveal its own inevitable architectural response! Perhaps this is merely the procrastination of an owner/architect, but ‘scheme 9B’ is a balanced fusion of context, preconception, opportunity, imperative and economics. These influences combine to make a rural cluster of sheds divided or coalesced by an obligatory jetty (the …

o’connell

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Rural retreat in O’Connell, NSW The owners of this new home sought to establish a family retreat on their rural property. The main ‘dining hall’ is the meeting place, the stage-set for shared company and fine food. The décor has a robust elegance, combining warmth and security with formal order. The mixed use of natural and textured materials with the …

northbridge

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Situated in the leafy northern suburbs, this home seeks to provide light and contemporary accommodation for a family of four – mum, dad and two daughters. Designed to collect light and provide strong indoor/outdoor connections, the dwelling encourages social interaction whilst providing intimate corners and spaces to escape. The upstairs is a series of private rooms and balconies, all capturing …

mudgee

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The character of this building draws from the rural sheds and homes common to the Australian country. Taking on the appearance of two separate pavilions connected by a lower roofed space, each of the three volumes takes on its own character and program, suggesting a dwelling created from a collection of older farm buildings. In keeping with family living common …

kangaroobie

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Initial briefing investigated the scope for an environmentally friendly and contemporary family home on an acreage about 10 minutes out of town. The young family is a fairly social collective and of traditional character. Together with friends and extended family, the community of the home gathers around the heart of family life – mum’s great cooking! The kitchen is, then, …