With the cost of housing in Sydney reaching new levels, we are finding some of our clients considering alternative forms of housing to allow them to enjoy a new home yet offset the cost of construction. We find housing alternatives such as dual occupancy living to be very effective in allowing clients can achieve great spaces for living. Our project in Drummoyne is an attached dual occupancy development with each dwelling of different sizes to provide spatial qualities to suit the owner yet adequate space to its new occupants. Both dwellings are designed with an open plan configuration with with voids to allow light to carry to the lower levels. The development instils our approach of creating a contemporary yet comfortable spaces and a seamless connection to the outdoors. The development is characterised by concave curved front entry area which is recessed from the street facade to reduce the overall bulk of the development.
Drummoyne Dual Occupancy – Work in Progress by studioJLA ( Architect )
Our project in Abbotsford was recently DA approved. Our classic line approach has led to a contemporary residence with a formal approach to form and geometry. The residence comprises of living areas on the top level to take advantage of water views of the tree canopies located in the reserve yet have a direct connection to the rear outdoor areas.
This residence aims to fulfil a clients request to create a home for modern day living yet be a home of inspiration. The design aims to create a tranquil environment for relaxation via a series of water feature elements surrounding its open plan configured living spaces. On entry, the occupants are greeted with a cantilevered concrete and steel framed stair with glass risers to allow for a visual connection to the water feature below. The 3 storey residence includes a lower level car gallery space, cinema and gym.
The design aims to be a place for modern day living yet a place that inspires it owners for the challenges of the day ahead.
Strathfield Residence – Work in Progress by studioJLA ( Architect )
Our poposed dual occupancy development in Gladesville was recently approved by Ryde Council. The proposed dual occupancy embeds many of the design principles such as open plan living in a contemporary yet comfortable environment. Due to the steep topography and bush views, the living areas are located on the top level to allow for a connection to the natural ground level located at the rear.