Located along Lower Serpentine Rd, this architect designed residence celebrates its water views while taking into consideration its rich historical context. The material choice of zinc roof cladding and use of sandstone narrow bricks complements it surroundings in contrast to the curved roof form. The dwelling has been designed a split level residence to allow views from each room towards the Sydney Harbour.
We find all well designed spaces should provide good light and a connection to it surroundings. Therefore the simple pallete of neutral tones with a subtle use of colour can be sufficient to allow the play of light and shade to create interest within a space.
At times, a sharp contrast between elements can be an effective way to enhance colour. We find the use of ‘black’ backdrop against vegetation and enhances the many hues and tones in the foliage. We find the harsh summer light can wash the bright vibrant colours of our landscape.
When introducing colour we prefer the subtle use of colours in the detail with fixtures and fittings or with fabrics such as curtains and cushions to allow the residence to stand the test of time.
Henley House by studioJLA ( Architect )
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 )
At the start of each project, we seek to gain an imitate understanding of our clients needs. We believe our designs is a response to each clients needs and way of life. We take a ‘clean slate’ approach and trust in our design process, experience and knowledge to create spaces for contemporary living.
Our first step in our process is to gather as much information we can from site specific information, planning instruments effecting the site to images and ideas from our clients. We believe each site tells a different story and our objective is to bring our knowledge and experience to create beautiful yet functional spaces.
Our process of hand sketching and 3d modelling are essential part of the schematic design phase to allow us to test various ideas within the complexity of various constraints. The freedom of the sketch and the detail analysis of the 3d model provides a foundation to providing a good design outcome while at the same time acting as an effective communication tool to our clients.
We find the time of the formation of the intial design idea can vary from project to project which essentially is due to our perseverance to challenge ourselves to find the best design outcome.
We believe a good design outcome requires a ‘good set of tools’, therefore we equip ourselves with good people passionate in their respective fields to achieve our vision.
We treat each project as a process of discovery with the aim to provide our clients with a comfortable place that forfill its function needs yet be a source of inspiration for everyday living.
Tennyson Point Residence – Work in Progress by studioJLA ( Architect )