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The Creek House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, December 9th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects  

The Creek House draws its inspiration from the local vernacular of brick and tin houses on a large leafy block in the Kenmore Hills. The design involved a significant re-invigoration and extension to what was a very simple but promising house. The new work opens the primary living spaces out to the north offering views and engagement with the natural creek environs which offers an enviable sanctuary from the city nearby. A rich but simple palette of stone and timber engages with the natural surroundings, whilst the sheer white walls offer a minimal and clean counterpoint to the immediate context. The outcome is a reflection of a wonderful collaboration between trusting clients that have known us for a long time, and their son who expertly executed the build.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Barton Street in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

The Barton Street project involved the conversion of a turn-of-the-century character home in Bardon into a twenty-first century contemporary family home. The design of the house focused on maximising the sense of volume, space and connection to the environment in a functional but also poetic way. A rich palette of stone, timber and concrete offers a modern counterpoint to the historic fabric that drew the clients to the house originally.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Yan Lane in Victoria, Australia by Justin Mallia Architecture

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Article source: Justin Mallia Architecture

Yan Lane is a new street in Richmond. Undertaken on a small budget, this scheme was conceived as an opportunity to use architectural understanding to drive a development project to meaningfully infill an otherwise ignored space and to achieve financial return. The project involved the subdivision of a narrow sliver of land with no street frontage and hidden between the rear face of shops to the south and the backyard fences and sheds of houses to the north. Yan Lane is primarily the creation of a new building incorporating two houses but reaches beyond the scope of the small site to include the extension of services infrastructure from the main road and the recreation of a right of way to form a new street. The project creates an activated, human place from what was previously disused and neglected.

Image Courtesy © Justin Mallia Architecture

Image Courtesy © Justin Mallia Architecture

 

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Hamilton Hill House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

Hamilton Hill House is a dramatic conversion of a 1980s stylised home into a 21st Century contemporary piece of architecture. The design includes three formally expressive pavilions that shroud the original house in such a way as to engage with the expansive views while addressing the lifestyle needs of a growing family.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Hamilton Hill House
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo

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Zushi Barangaroo in New South Wales, Australia by Koichi Takada Architects

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Koichi Takada Architects

The evolution of Sydney’s one of a kind Barangaroo precinct into the city’s hottest new dining destination continues as Zushi opened the doors to its latest restaurant offering, designed by Koichi Takada Architects, arguably one of Australia’s most celebrated architecture practices winning multiple Australian and international architectural and interior design competitions and awards in recent years.

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

  • Architects: Koichi Takada Architects
  • Project: Zushi Barangaroo
  • Location: BarangarooNew South Wales, Australia
  • Photography: Tom Ferguson and Lauren Bamford
  • Client: Zushi Group
  • Lessor: Lendlease
  • Builder: Wyatt Projects
  • Structural Engineer: Partridge Structural Engineers
  • Kitchen Consultant: Sangster Design
  • PCA: McKenzie Group
  • Total floor area: 165 m2 (internal + kitchen 53 m2, external dining 112 m2)

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Sunshine Beach House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

The Sunshine Beach House explores the coastal aesthetic through the use of greying timbers and natural materials in a bold, but equally eclectic, architectural expression. The house is planned around a sequence of courtyards (north and south) that offer a very comfortable year-round lifestyle. Built by Wade Jenner (who along with his wife Claire is also the owner), this project afforded us a wonderful opportunity to develop and craft ideas we’ve had for a long time with someone who trusted us enough to make them real.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Sunshine Beach House
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo

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Blake Residence in Melbourne, Australia by FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

This original 1970’s home was transformed into a striking modernist home totally unexpected in the more conservative Caulfield area.

A combination of Dado Render and Woodform Timber Batons on a curved wall creates the first impressions of this property, a far cry from the original façade that was dominated by a tin shed and a driveway.

A pivot door opens to the welcome area with curved walls that guide you to an impressive corridor with high ceilings and a gigantic view of the sky. All the doors off the corridor sit flushed against the wall, hung with pivot hinges and negative detailing surrounds. The bespoke timber circular door handles has an irresistible tactile quality that adds warmth to the space.

Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Image Courtesy © FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

  • Architects: FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS
  • Project: Blake Residence
  • Location: Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia

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Ladrillo in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

Ladrillo (Spanish for ‘brick’) takes its cues from the Spanish Mission architectural style of the original Red Hill cottage. Utilising textured brick, recycled breezeblocks and original decorative plaster, this is architecture focused on textures – a fresh white palette not only unifies these textures, but also unites new and old. Punctuated by a central courtyard distinctly separating these spaces, the design maintains visual connections through the light, airy open architecture, which ultimately creates a beautiful backdrop for family life.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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The Corner House in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

The Corner House is a contemporary design responding to a character vernacular in a quiet suburban street in inner-city Brisbane. The house is designed around three courtyards, offering a plan that transparently connects the indoor and outdoor living spaces. A simple but poetic palette of light, natural materials is the backdrop to a rich tapestry of shadows created by the screened elements that offer a reinterpretation of the traditional verandah.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Deerhurst in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

This bold extension heavily inspired by our modernist leanings sits poetically atop its 33,000sqm bushland setting. The house explores ideas of transparency and solidity through the use of a heavy stone base juxtaposed against its heavily glazed, cantilevered pavilion above.

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Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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