Posts Tagged: heritage

Victorian Boom Style

This locally listed, mid-Victorian Italianate mansion had been built on a grand scale to showcase its timber merchant owner’s success. Broken into flats in the early 20th Century, it never really recovered until the current family made it their labour of love. The job has been done in stages over several years. Our involvement included […]

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 […]

Respectfully Austere

The extensive renovation of this modernist home remains sympathetic to the original design with much of the existing façade remaining unchanged, and only small increase to the building footprint. Hemlock diamond clad joinery adds bold texture and warmth to a refined and playful material palette. The addition of a below ground cellar and swimming pool […]

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.                                         […]

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.   […]

Fluent Spanish

This house is recognised by heritage practitioners as a strong sympathetic example of an addition to a domestic sized dwelling. The positive factors include the fact that the addition, located alongside with a lightweight connection, is of similar height to the existing building. The pitch of the new roof and the width of the walls […]

Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China

Amanyangyun is the fourth Aman Hotel in China and the first located The Hotel opened on 8 January 2018 following a 15-year conservation initiative involving the relocation of a forest and the reconstruction of a historic village. In Fuzhou in the province of Jiangxi, 700km from Shanghai, construction of a new reservoir had threatened the […]

Art Deco Apartment

We were so excited to arrive at the Emil Sodersten designed apartment block and walk into this intact Art Deco apartment. What a joy to have a project to resurrect an original bathroom from this exuberant period. To enhance the stunning golden-glazed original tiles we teamed it with black chevron in the shower and black […]

The Barn

The smaller the building often the more difficult is to achieve a sympathetic renovation. Any new addition or material changes are not easy to hide and are at risk of dominating the original building.  This example is an old horse stable built c1842, approximately 62 square metres in size, located in Hobart, Tasmania. It has […]

Sextantio, Abruzzo, Italy

  The hotel Saxtantio is located in the mountain region of Abruzo, a two hour drive north east of Rome.  A quarter of the fortified medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio has been transformed into this unique hotel. The reception, restaurant and 29 guest rooms are located within the town’s existing medieval cottages.   […]