Posts Tagged: architecture

Inter-War Art Deco

Again we marvel at how often ‘less in more’ in response to a desire to extend a character home. This inter war art deco semi detached house has been re- imaged by architecture firm Clare Cousins.  These semi-detached cottages are not easy to renovate sympathetically. as they are often narrow and somewhat dark. Clever design […]

Sunburst

Additions to Old English style houses can be tricky! But this example by Sydney-based architects Tribe Studio is one of our absolute favourites.  It beautifully captured all that is fabulous about this suburban 1930s style.                                         […]

A Step Up

While this terrace house may be located in North London, the idea is easily replicable with our local terrace houses. London architectural firm, Bureau de Change, have used recycled bricks as a clever sculptural device. The extension has been built using bricks reclaimed from the fabric of the house.             […]

Art Redeco

This heritage listed house was built in 1949 in the Inter-War Functionalist style with references to European modernism and features of Art Deco. The significant features of this style of house are not always clearly understood nor appreciated.  For this reason, it is incredibly important that any renovation is driven by a skilled architect.   […]

Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid

The NSW Land and Environment Court ruled the Government’s decision to keep Sydney’s iconic brutalist style Sirius building off the heritage list was invalid. Heritage items may be costly to maintain, but that does not justify leaving them off the register! Click here to learn more from ABC’s Phillipa McDonald and Paige Cockburn about the Court’s […]

Taking Away the Years

The existing house was a 1920s bungalow extended towards the rear sometime in the 1960s. With impressive harbour views and a northerly orientation to the street-front and a wonderful garden and existing pool to the rear, the challenge for the architects was to achieve both sun and privacy.   The building is said to have had sentimental […]

An Ode to Suburbia

The original house, a charming modest 1950s bungalow, is not unlike a number of brick suburban houses located in Sydney. It is important that we recognise how effectively these houses can be updated to avoid the tendency to demolish. Furthermore, the reuse of the existing built form, and recycling of existing building materials is the […]

The Junk Map

The Junk Map is an online directory of Australian businesses that offer quality used, recycled or upcycled goods for your home. The project, started in Melbourne and is Victoria based, but they are slowly building momentum in other states.         For those of you who don’t know this already, ‘upcycling’, also known as […]

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel located in Chippendale Sydney comprises two restored heritage-listed buildings: the Clare Hotel – a lovely old Art Deco pub – and the Carlton & United Breweries former administration building. According to Sydney Living Museums the former was built between 1939-1941 by Sidney Warden and the Administration building between 1910 and 1930 […]