Client: Vita Healthcare
Location: Mornington, VIC, AU
Services: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Project Management, Superintendency
Located off Nepean Highway in Mornington, this project saw the conversion of a four-bedroom residence into a set of medical consulting suites with five practitioner rooms and an office.
External works consisted of new permeable asphalt car parking, bicycle parking, soft and hard landscaping, external clean and refurbishment, DDA access ramp and street signage. Internal works involved converting four bedrooms into consulting suites and an office, the creation of two new consulting rooms, a staff kitchen, DDA toilet facilities, a utility room, reception and a waiting area.
The project was completed in September 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic, alongside Victorian Government Covid restrictions.
Client: Heritage Care
Collaborators: Distinctive Décor (FF&E)
Location: Epping, VIC, AU
Situated on a wetland and walking track, this two-level 148 bed aged care facility has been thoughtfully designed to reflect the natural beauty of its surroundings and make the most of the unobstructed views to the west. Oversized courtyards are sheltered from the predominant westerly winds and provide generous sunlight for resident amenity.
The majority of resident rooms and primary living areas on Ground and Level 1 have been carefully located to take full advantage of views and sunlight, whilst minimising building bulk at the street frontage to maintain street appeal and approachability. Exterior detailing and textures create a dialogue with the natural environment and enhance the feeling of belonging. The result is a unique, contemporary and welcoming facility that is enjoyed and admired by residents and visitors alike.
Type:Mixed Use / Multi-Residential
Location: Brisbane, QLD, AU
With an initial requirement to create a low rise apartment complex with pools to all apartments, a fantastic opportunity presented itself to create a dynamic architectural form, taking cues from the beautiful beachfront site located in Queensland Australia.
The dynamic façade is the result of an extensive design process whereby the final facade form was created to also act as a structural exoskeleton to the building. The organic woven façade form creates a dynamic visual feast for the eye whilst also providing direct support to the balcony pools, creating a cost effective structural solution.
The balcony pools wrap the façade, and are offset as the building rises, both to allow lower floor levels to achieve greater development potential, as well as to address the development controls that required a recessive built form from the beach frontage.
Location: Sydney, NSW, AU
Situated on a steep sloping site, with views across Sydney Harbour to die for, this apartment complex stands at 67m high over 36 split levels.
The lower levels consist of 3-bedroom apartments, each an entire split level at 192m2, with the upper six split levels comprising two penthouse apartments in total – each beautifully appointed and spread over three split levels. Each of the upper penthouse apartments has its own private pool, while the rooftop provides a shared pool and deck for the entire complex.
The split-level design was driven by the steep site, enabling vehicle access at the lower level, and maximising the development’s potential. This also enabled a whole floor design for all of the apartments, the ideal solution for this high-end suburb.
This design also creates an interesting interwoven central façade, whereby the split-level egress stairs follow the façade, zig-zagging down the spine of the building, with lifts and key services also located within the spine.
Location: Hallam, VIC, AU
Status: Permit Obtained
This project consists of a 135-bed aged care facility split over 2 levels with an on-grade carpark, situated in a low-density residential zone.
The site borders Frog Hollows Reserve to the north and west, and Belgrave-Hallam Road to the east. These three significant interfaces required a considered and individual approach, ensuring suitable set-backs and provision of landscaping. In response, the building facades approach the interfaces lightly, at minimal points, and then angle away, allowing ample planting and landscaping at the junctions.
The architectural form is a contrast of light and solid elements, being glazing and brick, with a visually permeable structure to the canopies over the sitting and dining rooms. This creates a visual buffer between the wetlands and the building, ensuring resident privacy and an interesting and unique built form.
Client: Heritage Care
Location: Prahran, VIC, AU
Status: Permit Obtained
A desirable address in any stage of life, this sought-after Prahran address was maximised to achieve an opulent 71-bed aged care facility over three levels, including a basement car park, on a compact site with residential neighbours on three boundaries. Due to its positioning in a distinguished Melbourne suburb, the elegant architectural design references the built fabric of the street and greater Prahran’s local architecture with a contemporary interpretation.
The facility is spread over three levels: Lower Ground level split with basement car parking, Ground level, and Level 1. A large central courtyard provides ample light and amenity for residents, and is surrounded by the primary public spaces including café, beauty therapy and entry lobby.
Location: South Morang, VIC, AU
The compact site resulted in a dynamic design focusing on horizontal planes to minimise the building’s height in relation to neighbouring developments. Horizontal aspects such as balconies are given prominence and continued along the façade. The northern balconies are curved to enhance impact; the curves offset from level to level creating a juxtaposition as the building rises and allowing for great planting opportunities for each balcony. The offset curves continue on the Findon Road frontage, directing views from the sitting rooms and creating a dynamic built form addressing the road.
Location: Mt Eliza, VIC, AU
This project encompassed the design of an eight-suite mental health consulting facility incorporating General Practitioner and Pathology suites.
The project required some persuasive design to ensure the program fit on site with some tight development controls and a conservative council. The client requested a coastal look to the facility, which was achieved via the innovative design of the main feature elements, and the material palette including vertical timber cladding and standing seam zinc cladding.
The dynamic look of the main feature elements stems from the client’s request to pull natural light deep into the building. Our response was to create a wide and inviting glazed entry, and supplement this with highlight windows to the raised sides of the feature elements.
Client: Kalyna Care
Location: Delahey, VIC, AU
Status: Stage 1 Completed
This project involved two stages of development. Stage 1 comprised a new 40 bed addition to an existing 102 bed aged care facility. Stage 2 consisted of a new 80 bed addition.
The breathtaking two-story built forms are situated to the west and south to take advantage of park vistas to the west and Taylors Road to the south.
Consideration has been given to neighbouring properties by keeping the interface with fine-grain residential lots towards the east at a single level, to minimise impact on local residents and help ease the planning process.
Client: TLC Aged Care
Location: Frankston North, VIC, AU
Status: In Progress
A new 64m2 addition to an existing aged care facility, including hydrotherapy pool, change room and showers and an extension to the existing gym, this addition stands out thanks to its simple rectangular glazed form contrasting with the existing brick and tile building.
In response to the client brief for a light and visually connected addition, a contemporary and minimalist glazed box was conceived, providing ample light to the hydrotherapy pool and gym, and proudly displaying the new resident amenities.
With the new additions came a refurbishment to the access passageway, introducing soft and light finishes with a timber battened ceiling and vertical weatherboard-look wall lining, providing warmth and texture.