Images of the recently completed Binary House have been selected and can now be seen in the ‘Projects’ section of the website. My clients (and Ian the dog) are enjoying their new home, and we all think it looks great following an epic 4.5 year end-to-end process.
Designed in mid-2016, this new house located along the edge of the Cooks River is forecast to start on site soon. It has worked its way through design development, planning approvals and construction documentation stages, as well as a now-complete demolition stage of the former conditions on site.
Binary House was completed on site last week and has now been professionally photographed by Brett Boardman. These are preview images from our photoshoot. Stay tuned for more images to come.
Binary House reached a stage of completion to enable my clients to begin settling into their home. Some incomplete exterior and interior detail work still to be done on site has now commenced, inclusive of rear and front landscaping, while a list of defects rectifications is also underway.
Visualisations of Liu Eland House have been uploaded in ‘Projects’. The proposal for a young family entails a new two-storey house on an inner-suburban site in Lilyfield. Its formal composition to the street and rear is a uniquely crafted and direct response to setback and building height plane controls to inventively accommodate the client’s brief over both levels.
Unfurled House continues to receive great coverage with a recent feature story published by Houzz entitled “A Home Unfurls to Embrace the Landscape”.
Hird Behan House has been published in Houses, “Australia’s leading residential architecture magazine for designers and their clients”. The ‘First House’ segment provided a moment to reflect upon the project and the part it played along a journey to establishing my own practice.
It’s very exciting to share that Unfurled House has been shortlisted as one of five worldwide finalists in the 2017 Architizer A+ Awards ‘Residential Interiors’ category.
It is an honour to have been selected as a juror by the Awards committee for the 2017 NSW Architecture Awards for Residential Architecture - Houses (New) and Houses (Alterations & Additions).
Following its 2016 AIA Architecture Award for Residential Architecture-Houses, Unfurled House has been featured in a snippet entitled “Architecture Shorts” in Grand Designs Australia magazine Issue 061.
Christopher Polly was invited by Green magazine editor Tamsin O’Neill to write a piece on a favourite, inspiring example of residential architecture. The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut is the seminal mid-century house designed by Philip Johnson in 1949, considered one of the great works of modern architecture. It is featured in the November/December 2016 Issue 52 edition of the magazine. Photography by Robin Hill.
It’s exciting to see the construction of Binary House coming along on site in Woolooware, with the generously proportioned 2 storey pavilion at the rear now taking shape. Photo by client.
It’s gratifying to see that Unfurled House has been incorporated in the NSW Planning & Environment ‘Draft Medium Density Design Guide’ as a design standard exemplar for private open space.
A planning application has been successfully lodged for a new house overlooking the Cooks River in Earlwood. Its uniquely crafted response to its setting enables an arrangement of living, dining and kitchen spaces, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and an office - as well as associated outdoor areas, landscaping and a pool.
Unfurled House has been featured in the September/October 2016 Issue 51 of Green magazine, in an article entitled “Simple Illusion”. Many thanks to Jenna Reed Burns for her generous words and to Tamsin O’Neill for including the house within this issue.