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House & Garden Magazine

Bay House

Design Anthology Magazine

Paddington House

Designing in Bushfire Prone Areas

While we can't control the fires we do know about the design and construction of buildings in Bushfire areas to allow for the Australian dream of living within the landscape. Our Leura house has been developed with bushfire design principles to meet the bushfire standards and codes, namely the Building Code of Australia, and Australian [...]

The Design Files

Paddington House

Why should I use an architect to oversee the construction?

Using an architect to administer the contract during construction will likely save you time, money and a lot of frustration. If you are trying to cut costs by reducing the architect’s involvement during construction you may not get the quality you have paid for in the design and documentation stages. Architects fees are spread across [...]

Green Magazine

Park House, Woollahra


Park House, Woollahra

Home Beautiful

Waverley House

Curves or Straight? What shape House is suitable and why

After our first site visit – most of the time we already have a sense of what shape building will best fit. A curved building suits corner sites and allows itself to gently be exposed. A building with straight lines and rectilinear shapes , depending on the site, can have a more grounding effect. On [...]

Staircase design: form and function

The staircase of a house not only provides vertical circulation but is an important indication of the overall design of a house. It is often one of the first features you will see, and can be seen from many angles so we believe should be given significant attention to its design. In the examples below, [...]