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HOUSE FOR HIROKO

AWARDED 2021 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter - Canberra Medallion


AWARDED 2021 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter - Malcolm Moir & Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture - HOUSES (New)

With influences seeping in from the client's native homeland, house for Hiroko is a life long held ambition to commission a home that encapsulates and celebrates a culturally rich life abroad.  Composed of 2 pavilions with a central living space bounded by courtyards, this home can be peeled back in much he same way as traditional Japanese architecture to invite the garden space inside.  

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KNOBEL HOUSE

AWARDED 2013 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter - Malcolm Moir & Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture - HOUSES (New) 


AWARDED 2013 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter - Sustainability Architecture Award

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MCCARTHY PURBA HOUSE

AWARDED 2017 Australian Institute of Architects ACT Chapter - Malcolm Moir & Heather Sutherland Award for Residential Architecture - HOUSES (New) 

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BLACKBUTT HOUSE

Located in a leafy inner suburb on the fringe of the city, Blackbutt house sits nestled amongst mature gardens and heritage cottages.  The sweeping cantilevered hardwood and ply roof provides a protective canopy for the permeable indoor and outdoor spaces below.  This house is a testament to craftsmanship with its peeled back aesthetic and attention to detail.

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LJ HOUSE

An exploration of timber and light - soul house has emerged!  nestled into an established corner of a small seaside village on the south coast, the house has been crafted by a local skilled - meticulous builder.  Focused around a private courtyard the home is introverted yet permeable to its coastal surrounds.  Its use of raw and sustainable materials will allow it to age gracefully in place.

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EARTH HOUSE

As the name suggests, this house treads lightly.  Located on the mild south coast of NSW, Earth House is a testament to responsible ecological design principles.  The home is composed of considered materials such as rammed earth, insulated polished concrete, sustainable resourced hardwoods & high performance glass. All orchestrated in a manner to address the site's favourable orientation, providing a home that gives back to the environment.

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SHOU SUGI BAN

Nestled in amongst the dunes with expansive southern views along the coastline, this large family home responds to its exposed southerly location by means of material composition and functional protective space.  Compose of a robust pallet of lightweight steel, glass and charred hardwood cladding atop a grounded concrete base.  It will serve to celebrate many a family gathering in full enjoyment of the sites spectacular outlook.

Completed - Photography due 2021

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PINK ROCKS HOUSE

This sympathetic renovation and addition to a significant and prominant clifftop cottage in Broulee seeks to conserve the old cottages charm and sense of nostalgia whilst better addressing the sites significant outlook, and lack of ammentiy.  A simple addition skirting the veranda provides a protective breezeway and courtyard in its exposed location.  

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OLD MILL HOUSE

Located on pristine bushfire prone bushland, this off grid multi-generational home composed of steel and glass sits nestled atop a prominent ridge-line with views out over Lake Tuross and the Eurobodalla hinterland.

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TOWAMBA RIVER COTTAGE

This off-grid house on the banks of the Towamba river makes reference to the areas agricultural heritage. Its contemporary use of local agrarian cues such as corrugated iron sheds, and hardwood clad farm houses enables the home to sit harmoniously in its rural context.

Completed - Photography Due 2021

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DURRAS HOUSE

Located in the sleepy South Coast seaside hamlet of North Durras, this home emerses itself into the context of this quirky village exisitng of ramshackle beach homes and holiday cabins.  Composed of a robust pallett of fibro, glass and hardwood sypathetic to the existing character of the village, Durras house provides a backdrop for extended large family gatherings, but also quiet weekends of solitude to reflect on the serenity of this place.

Under Construction - Due for Completion 2022

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BILLABONG HOUSE

Composed of zinc, glass and rammed earth, Billabong house sits nestled atop a cliff reserve overlooking the tasman.  Its split pavilion composition and burrowed placement on the site provides protective yet permeable spaces to enjoy the spectacular outlook without disruption from the elements in this exposed location.

Under Construction - Completion Due 2022

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ZUKUNFT HOUSE

An exploration of rammed earth and hardwood.  The lower floor living areas are grounded by rammed earth blade walls, providing a seamless transition to the garden, whilst the lightweight cantilevered hardwood box sleeping zone above creates a space to enjoy views and coastal breezes.

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BERMAGUI HOUSE

Sitting atop an exposed location with sweeping views North along the south coast and mt Guluga, Bermagui house exists as a lightweight expressed form which responds to the sites many opportunities and constraints through its protective courtyards, and expansive glass.

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YARRALUMLA HOUSE

On a leafy inner suburb of Canberra, this knock-down rebuild seeks to better optimise the small corner block. With its exposed articulated hardwood structure and mid-century feel, Yarralumla house is a nod to this period of progressive Architecture common in this part of Canberra.

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ALBERT STREET

Sitting atop a step bush block overlooking rural farmlands and the mountainous back country of Moruya, Albert St House touches lightly. This elongated solar passive house is divided into separate sleeping and living wings with a protected breezeway linking the two.  The northern facade is activated by a veranda running its entire length.

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SUNNYSIDE HOUSE

On a very exposed property overlooking lake Tilba, Sunnyside house provides a modern take on the rural farm homestead.  Articulated forms frame views of the distant ocean and more intimate views over Mt Guluga, whilst providing sheltered private indoor and outdoor spaces to retreat from the bitter sou easter, and harsh westerly sun.