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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 residence 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

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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.












With the majority of our projects we are involved with the management of the development application process. We believe ultimately the purpose of the development control guidelines and planning instruments are essentially there to promote good design and planning.

With every project, each site brings their own unique qualities such as views, natural topography and existing constraints. There are times a variation to the design guidelines maybe necessary to achieve a better outcome for both our client and their adjoiining neighbours.

In order to consider variations from the various planning instruments, we think it is important to be transparent and visually demonstrate its impact. For instance, some councils have side building envelope control to manage the bulk and scale of a proposal, a solution that may breech this control yet have a larger setback in certain sections in order to achieve a better outcome for both the client and the adjoining neighbours. A good example is in high density areas with poor orientation often requires a special attention to adjoining windows which may require solar access reviewed on a hourly basis at various times of the year and internal solar access analysis.

A good example is a our Queens Park house which the side setback follows the existing line of the side setback on the northern boundary which does not comply with Waverley Council requirements. However the southern side setback is larger to improve the amenities to the neighbouring property. The end result is a solution that satisfies our clients requirements yet protects the solar access to its neighbours.







Queens Park House by Architect studioJLA – Waverley Council