This project was inspired by the eroding forces of the ocean. The skin of rusting steel piles driven into the dunes provides a canvas for the expression of these natural forces. The oxiding patina nestles into the coastal scape, suggesting a piece of washed up furniture, maybe cobbled together with found materials
Photography: Rory Gardiner
Over looking Bass Straight, this large residential project sits quietly in the landscape, barely visible.
The landscape was the driver for the design, with a stand of iron bark trees defining the form, scale, views, vista’s and materialality.
Six years in the making, completed in late 2013, with the landscape evolution a life long project for the owners, experimenting and trialling native species. The house sits simply and successfully as a component of this landscape.
Photography: Rory Gardiner
Set amongst a beautiful established garden, this substantial additions and alterations project was shaped around two stunning Jacaranda trees.
A rewarding and successful community engagement process resulted in a master plan that reflects the coastal community’s aspirations for community markets, a retail precinct, conference facilities, walking and cycling trails, eco-based tourist accommodation, boating and fishing operations and facilities.
It is currently being reviewed by State Government agencies.
Located in the heart of the Otway Ranges this project proposes a residential well-being retreat.
A dedicated day spa, yoga studio, conferencing facilities, treatment and consulting rooms, gymnasiums, swimming pools are designed to nestle sensitively into the fragile landscape while providing a calm and nurturing experience.
Inspired by the sandstone caves and cliffs at the base of the site, this project had a requirement to accommodate an extended family of 37.
Collaborating with stone, metal and glass artisans we created a multilevel cave, with materials and textures directly referencing walks on the local beach.
On this Heritage listed property, this western district project is both a restoration and addition.
Our approach was to provide a total contrast in experience of rural life. The barn, restored as solid and dark, introverted and grounded, contrasts against the soaring lightweight structure that places the residents high above the property, a bird’s eye view, extraverted.
Located on one of Victoria’s most loved surf beaches this family enclave accommodates three generations of a family of surfing enthusiasts and their equipment.
The design of four separate houses reflects the form of the local geography by layering the roofscape to follow the complex contours.
A new house overlooking the cliffs of Jarosite Beach. More information coming soon...