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Maison de L’Oceanie

Maison de L’Oceanie

Oceania House: Despite the extent of Oceania, the house conveys an atmosphere common to the various vernacular architectures of this continent. The Oceania House, like the continent to which it refers, is surrounded by water. An aquatic garden occupies most of the plot. Its shallow depth makes it possible to leave the garden open without a..
PFF……

PFF……

  Pff….. Pff is a transportable instant home with modest dimensions based on a small shipping container. Once blown up with a solar powered pump it becomes a comfortable tiny house. During motion, fold out furniture and home wares are safely stowed away in corresponding niches.¬† Pff can be taken anywhere anytime. It deflates without..
What’s in the Box?

What’s in the Box?

An addition to a grand Spanish-style villa on the headland overlooking Barrenjoey and Palm Beach, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, sought to complement the existing building with a contemporary architectural addition. The new section of the house consists of three slabs projecting out from the existing floor levels. Between these slabs a series of..
Vanishing Walls

Vanishing Walls

The response to this competition considered the need for an approach to housing design that creates greater flexibility and openness in planning to meet diverse lifestyle requirements. The concept of this project does not question the role of walls in a house but tries to overcome their major inconvenience : their permanence. Walls divide spaces...
Tucked In

Tucked In

Vung Tau, two hours south of Ho Chi Minh City, is a rapidly expanding holiday destination and new developments are moving up the steeply raked hills to take advantage of commanding ocean views. This project for six holiday houses attempts to combine the beauty of the landscape with a new land use. Borrowing from terraced..
Open or Closed?

Open or Closed?

A housing scheme for a densely populated city reconsidered the problems of the traditional outlook of street or yard. Given a situation where neither aspect is very appealing, this scheme presented the option of ‘opening the roof’. Advantages include no privacy issues with neighbors and an ever-changing vista. The lightweight roof is balanced by generous..
Built Envelope

Built Envelope

The client had great expectations for this small 73 square meters site, seeking to maximize the development and build a landmark building that was to become his headquarters and also contain a small cafe and a small residential lane subjected it to two very different council regulations, limiting the development to an odd triangular-shaped building..
Lift Up

Lift Up

New houses in the distant semi-rural suburbs of Sydney tend to be oversized as the land value is relatively cheap. Is there an alternative to the big McMansion? Is it possible to reduce the scale of a house with a four car garage? In this case the gently sloping site helps, with the opportunity to..
Open to the River

Open to the River

The house is situated on the north shore at Tewantin with the Noose River on one side and Dewantin National Park on the other. The original house was a modest Queensland style stilt house. The cental pavilion comprises three cubic rooms which have been retained and new wings added to either side. The riverside wing..