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Located along a tree lined street in Roseville and within a series of Californian bungalows and period homes. We have been given the task to design a home for a growing family to reflect their love of the outdoors and love for tennis.

With each and every home, they represent their own unique set of challenges and this residence was no exception. The challenge for this project was to make the additional accommodation for a growing family yet provide good solar access with its poor orientation. While considering the bulk and scale of any addition to be in keeping with its context.

Our solution involved positioning the private spaces to the northern side of the residence to create a void extending the full length of the living space below. This allowed for light to filter throughout the residence and yet create a dramatic space.

The proposed renovations also include a glass pavilion close to the tennis court to allow friends and family to enjoy watching tennis or a place for perfect for kids celebrations.








Roseville House by studioJLA ( Architect )

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We have been fortunate to be given the opportunity to design a residence in Queens Park. Located in walking distance to Centennial Park , the residence is located along a tree lined street amongst a series of Californian bungalows and period heritage homes.

Our design aims to restore the existing residence to its former glory yet provide an contemporary addition that complements its proportions and provides its occupants with a place for modern day living. The design aims to flow between the old and new by the articulation of the proposed roof forms connection to the existing roof.

The rear addition is a split level configuration due to its natural topography and to allow the outdoor area to be connected on level ground. The curve rear facade as to the architectural drama yet is recessed to protect the solar access to its neighbours.

It is always bit of a challenge working in highly dense developed areas but we believe we think our proposal illustrate you can achieve good design yet be respectful to its context.

The property is located within Waverley Council and we have engaged a local town planner and heritage Architect to assist us on the project.







Queens Park House by Architect studioJLA – Waverley Council



We have been given the opportunity to design for our client their dream home in Cabarita. Our brief was to design a contemporary residence which took advantage of its water views yet provide a home for their love of the outdoors for entertaining friends and family.

The residence is designed over 3 levels due to the sloping block provides an alfresco outdoor space connected to the pool and lawn area at the lower ground level. A grand open riser stairs connects the dwelling on all levels and acts as a light well to all floors. The open plan living design allows a flexible use of space for everyday living.

The residence designed to maximise light and ventilation yet articulated to detailed to give a sense of luxury.








Cabarita residence by studioJLA ( Architect )


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At studioJLA we are always exploring ways to improve our design and creative process and providing our clients with the visual tools to better understand of our vision for their project. In recent years, the traditional model has been replaced with 3d animation and perspectives which has transformed the visual experience and ability to resolve our design at all angles. However with advances in 3d printing technology, we wanted to see if the physical model could reshape or add to our creative and design process.

How has it added to our design process ? We think so. We have found clients able to connect with the 3d models which gives an overall view of the design and another way to appreciate the design and its form. The high level of detail which can be incorporated into the 3d models allows our clients to get a good appreciation of the spaces and the internal elements such as the furniture and joinery.