The Jacaranda flowers bloom every year for such a short period of time, yet leave a lasting impression on our minds. Generally they are around from September to November, for a 4-6 week period, decorating our suburbs with indigo magic.
Our Canberra Terraces project, feature these magnificent trees in the landscaped spaces in-between our buildings, creating a pleasant aspect for the residents.
70 Apartments in a variety of 2 and 3 bedrooms, designed in a landscape setting and promoting a healthy sustainable lifestyle.
Our Suva townhouses have achieved Planning Approval and the construction documentation is almost complete. The development consists of 8 high-end townhouses, in a mix of 2 & 3 bedrooms, huddled amongst the distincitve palm trees of Suva. Construction to commence August 2020.
Designed for the tropical climate of Fiji, the building is elevated from the ground to capture ocean views and the ground level carpark is clad in breeze blocks to naturally ventilate the building. The breeze blocks have been designed in collaboration with the client, using their pre-cast concrete plant located in Fiji. All windows are glass louvres to promote air circulation, cross-ventilating the rooms to reduce the need for airconditioning. Large eaves overhangs and window hoods protect the windows from wind driven rain and the harsh afternoon sun.
Located within 200m of the ocean, this development was designed for the humid climate of Fiji and to capture the epic views of Laucala Bay. The development comprises 8 premier grade townhouses with garden and pool facilities, nestled amongst the exclusive, tropical setting of Suva.
The distinct landscape setting amongst the palm trees, provides an ideal back drop for a building that is responsive to the environment. Deep shadow boxes adorn the facades, providing shading from the sun and glass louvres in combination with breeze blocks, naturally ventilate the townhouses from an extremely humid environment, minimising the requirements for air conditioning.
The site area is 1,100m2 and the townhouses are designed over 3 levels. There is Ground level parking, Level 1 living and dining spaces and Level 2 bedrooms. Both level 1 and 2 capture amazing views of the ocean, over palm tree canopies. The townhouses are a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings, with construction due to commence by October 2019.
Another project working with Nuno Fernandes and Maurice Mandalinic – AURORA Design
Our Narrabeen Beach House was determined by the Northern Beaches Council last month. Very happy and relieved to finally receive Development Application Approval. A long process due to a Submission at the final hour of the Public Notification Period, from a resident living 2 blocks away from our site, regarding View Loss. Interesting, considering the adjacent neighbours supported our proposal and council’s feedback, following our Pre-Lodgement meeting was complimentary and supportive. You always get one! The process involved, community consultation, an independent planning assessment, erection of height poles, a View Loss Analysis submitted as part of the DA Documents, and presentation to an in-house Planning Panel at Northern Beaches Council.
Looking forward to seeing this one come out of the ground over the next 6-8 months, working with Maurice and Nuno from AURORA Design! Also a big thanks to Natalie Nolan from Nolan Planning Consultants who provided a fair and thorough independent assessment of the submission and to Northern Beaches Council for supporting our project.
One of the last vacant beach lots in Ocean Street Narrabeen, our site is an architects dream. For starters, the site has direct frontage onto Narrabeen beach and we work with a wonderful, design savvy client, who wants a modern, minimalist home for her extended family to enjoy. Modern materials of precast concrete and timber, combined with large expanses of glass are used to create spacious interiors, flooded with natural light. The house takes full advantage of uninterrupted views of the ocean and sits comfortably in the northern beaches context and lifestyle – Healthy living, fresh air and the captivating roar of the ocean.
Our narrative is that of discovery. Our design consists of 2 offset rectangular boxes that respond to the context. At the junction of the 2 boxes are the circulation spaces, running along a lineal spine and framing a spectacular view of the ocean from the entry. Private spaces are located in the southern box and entertainment spaces in the northern box, including a Japanese style private courtyard with water feature. An open and spacious design, large windows slide and doors pivot, to allow the outside to merge with the inside. As you enter the building you are drawn down a corridor that opens up different experiences, from the internal courtyard to the feature stair & skylight, arriving at the elevated kitchen and living spaces, orientated to capture the stunning views of Narrabeen beach.
Another Design Collaborative with Maurice & Nuno from AURORA Design.