Material: Renderd strawbale, cypress pine, cedar weatherboard Built: 1998, additions 2004 Location: Daylesford The Italian Hill house began its life as Bed & Breakfast accommodation, lavishly decorated with furnishings by local artisans, a brass clawfoot bath and rich timber ceiling linings. The steep hillside nature of the site necessitated a timber floor construction which resulted […]
Materials: Stone, radial sawn timber, corrugated iron Built: 2005 Location: Castlemaine Surtierra is an Alpacca farm in the Central Goldfields of Victoria. The owners needed a homestead that had pragmatic echos of the traditional farmhouse but rendered with the modern vernacular of energy efficiency and integration with the landscape. The house features the practical elements […]
This quarantine station was built on the Pacific Island of Niue to process alpaccas for importation into Australia. We needed to source locally available materials and design according to what we would actually have access to build with. The other challenge was to engineer the building to withstand cyclonic conditions which are prevalent in the […]
This commercial development in Daylesford was a conversion of an old triple fronted brick veneer residence into a thriving series of retail tennancies. The building was brought forward to the street and a second storey added to create a well utilised new shopping and service strip for the township.
Material: Rendered strawbale, weatherboard Built: 2005 Location: Woodend Set in a suburban sub-division alongside average, street-facing brick veneers, this chameleon-like home has the ability to fit in with the neighbours while deceptively enveloping an anything but average space. Designed for a family with a young child, the sculptural qualities of strawbale have been utilized here […]
Material: Rendered strawbale Built: 2003 Location: Hepburn The idea for this circular plan strawbale hosue was born when the client first walked into the office, declaring that she wanted a strawbale yhurt, inspired by the traditional housing typology of Mongolia. With a little bit of engineering ingenuity, a pine post and beam frame forms a […]
Interior fitout for a popular Daylesford eatery.
Remodelling of an existing building into a gallery for contemporary art.
Material: Rendered Strawbale Built: 2009 Location: Kerrie, Victoria
Material: Rendered strawbale Built: 2008 Location: Trentham