Design Statement

House Typology – Rural Context

Rural Context

Tallarook house – 2013

1 – Linear pavillions stretched across the landscape
2 – Gable roof forms produce a strong silhouette
3 – Strong horizontal datum line creates a sense of place


House Typology – Beach Shack

Beach Shack

Sorrento House – 2016

1 – House responds to site / context
2 – House & terrace hover over the landscape
3 – Stone wall defines zones within / without the house


House Typology – Suburban Context

Battle of Suburbia

Balwyn House – 2008

1 – Open “Active” spaces to north are designed as an elemental composition
2 – Closed “Passive” space to south are carved (out of stone)


House Typology – Urban Infill

Suburban Context Urban Infill

St. Kilda House – 2011

1 – Design reflects a duality of form
2 – Carved solid form of the black box
3 – Folded steel form modelled to define living space resulting in a dialectic tension
4 – Exploration of figure ground relationship with pool


House Typology – Coastal Retreat

Coastal House

Somers house – 2009

1 – Cliff top house designed to capture views to ocean
2 – Stone elements anchor house
3 – Cantilevered concrete floors
4 – Steel structure orders and articulates house
5 – Double height north facing courtyard provides thermal amenity