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Living Room Bay Window
Principal top-lit
central 'courtyard' room
  Photographer-   Hannah Gosling    Experienced as a series of rooms along a central spine the new addition amplifies various moments and encounters along the way- stepping down the steeply sloped site, moving under tall light chimneys, looking into carefully formed external landscape.  
  Photographer-   Simon Pendal     A small project carefully made.    This project aims to complete a formally incomplete or untidy corner of an existing 1980’s residence.    A filtered skin is added using proprietary aluminium sections and glazing units.    Structure, skin, shelter and balustrade are united into a single system.    Vertical units are repeated at 100, 200, 400 and 800mm centres; all multiples of the vertical units themselves resulting in a quiet rhythm.    This project provides a private outdoor room from which to observe the Swan River in one direction and the adjacent street corner in the other.    The aluminium provides a lustrous surface which holds the sunlight and constantly changes in hue during the course of the day.    This screen is set against a darkened background, the surface of the house proper.
house and front gard
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small house on a bush block
building inserted into an established landscape of tuart trees
  National Winner of Think Brick ‘Main Award’ and ‘Peer-voted Award’ 2008    New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific 2008-2010    Photographer-   Chris Geogehan    Brick is one the great durable materials. We have chosen to employ this inherent quality to create an appropriate and enduring architecture for the city. The enduring quality of brick provides a clear ecological and civic impetus to work with the longevity implicit in the architecture of the city. We have chosen to add to the ensemble of civic brick structures and considered urban rooms, to create an architecture intended to last beyond the moment, beyond the functional imperative that initially guides the building form.    The entire structure uses face brick, Geraldton ‘Millenium Grey’ with vaulted ceilings of ‘white’ Euroa glazed bricks. In working with space and light we are attempting to contribute to the group of poetic city moments; to create architecture that offers intrigue, depth, mystery and delight.
  New Trends of Architecture in Europe and Asia-Pacific 2008-2010    John   Curtin Gallery-   Structuring Perception: architectural projects by Pendal and Neille   March 2010    Photographer-   Shiloh   Perry and Chris Geogehan     Approaching the lodge from the expansive landscape a spatial sequence is offered.    One notices its horizontal bermed geometry articulated by deep shadows. On arrival linear shadow spaces lead to the reception and shaded common courtyard, the courtyard creates a place to gather, talk and take respite. After selection of a room (range, ocean or range/ocean views), a brief journey is taken through the shadows of the common courtyard. Moving along ramped shaded verandahs that hug the edge of the buildings one approaches petite courtyards leading to elevated private rooms. From the rooms the occupant returns to the landscape, the horizon.    At night the dominance of the horizon gives way to the sky.    Communal fire pits, located within the central courtyard, become the place where conversations are had and stories shared.    It is here that only the sky and the space illuminated by the fire becomes visible.    Environmental Approach: this new development is concentrated where the landscape has already been marked- within the existing quarry site, integrating the eco-lodge with the earth-based landscape. Shade is associated with refuge. Sun is kept off and out of all buildings.    Cross breezes flush buildings and courtyards.    Sun, wind and water are all harvested using simple reliable technologies.