Our project in Concord was recently DA approved by Canada Bay Council. The proposed residence considers its corner block location in addressing both street frontages to provide its occupants with an open plan configuration spaces and large alfresco area for outdoor entertaining.
With over 20 years experience in lodgment of DA’s to various Council’s. The council process is generally seen as a technical process, yet as human beings we are visual people and this includes potential objectors such as your neighbours. We have found the visual communication of your design through architectural perspectives often alleviates the ‘fear’ of the DA proposal and allows everyone including neighbours to connect to the design.
This alterations and additions to a residence in Henley includes a contemporary addition to the rear of an existing residence. The sun room has been designed as a versatile space for both indoor & outdoor entertaining for all seasons with a series of bi-folding stacking doors enclosing the area when required. The kitchen design blends both sophistication and practicality with used of smoked mirror surfaces and charcoal coloured timber veneer doors.
We often discuss the option of choice of construction with our clients, discussing the difference between light weight construction over bricks and mortar. Our project in Five Dock is an illustration of the benefits of light weight construction. With is soaring cantilevered roof over the open plan living outdoor area below with angular form is well suited for this form of construction. As with many homes with a large open plan configuration and large windows, it is often the lateral forces which need to be addressed. Hence the steel framed structure often provides the appropriate structural solution beyond the limits of timber framing.
Five Dock Residence by studioJLA (Architect)