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External window treatments – Form and Function

  Traditionally (back in the medieval period) shutters were hinged solid timber panels fixed externally to protect the occupants from the elements (rain, wind and sun). In the Arabic countries the use of [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|
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Creating interest with Skylights

Even if a house has sufficient natural light, installing skylights or highlight windows give a soft, interesting light generally in the back areas of a room and can assist with cross-ventilation. Skylights often look [...]

By |April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|
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By |March 15th, 2017|Categories: Press|
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Designing for temperature

Up until a decade ago designing and building a house with no air-conditioning in Sydney was considered quite normal. Our planning relied heavily on cross-ventilation, good orientation, shading and insulation. These factors are still [...]

By |March 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog|
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Classic interiors last forever

This month we are covering a few of our projects that we believe support the title of this blog – that classic interiors last forever. For us, a classic interior is in harmony with the [...]

By |January 31st, 2017|Categories: Blog|
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Heritage architecture reinvented in modern design

In this feature we focus on our Woollahra houses where we integrated a Victorian cottage in a modern house setting. Architectural journalist Stephen Crafti interviewed us about the design and below is his engaging recount: [...]

By |January 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|