Congratulations to Simon Ellis for a fantastic win at last nights AILA awards with the facade garden at our project in Turner St., Abbotsford. Four years old now, the planting is taking over - pretty much as per the owners brief. Credits to OTS Construction for the building, Mike Gentily for landscape installation and Tim Allen for the photo of the building. The photo of us is courtesy of Martin Reeves of Outlines.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
As presented at the Architecture awards a fortnight or so ago...
Identity, apertures and an empty box
Additions and alterations to Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
Our approach extended the use of yellow brick, albeit with subtle changes in pattern, and sought to build on the existing identity of the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club. We opened the site to the street which allows passers-by to see into and through the building. The club’s social life and working dry docks are presented to the public gaze, activating the streetscape and drawing locals over the fence.
HBYC is one of a handful of clubs where members can work on their own vessels. As such it was important that this project was not a gesamt kunstwork. The building is a robust container that can be continued without further consultation and without erosion or undermining of the architecture.And the building has a PERISCOPE.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
The works consist of construction of a black machinery shed and a 200m long road with CFA compliant access via a teardrop driveway adjacent to the house site.
Extensive topographical analysis informed siting of the road which winds around the hill and unfolds views across to Mount Franklin and down to Jim Crow Creek.The house will follow shortly and has a pavilion plan and a robust material palette including rammed earth, raw cement sheet and unpainted pressed metal cladding.
Acknowledgements for work to date:
Graham Jennings of Jennings Earthmoving Services, Castlemaine for precision road building and site cut
Central Steelbuild, Kyneton for machinery shed construction
Jonah Epstein for photography
Simon Ellis Landscape Architecture for design collaboration, topographic and drainage analysis.