June 22nd, 2018
Manifold House in Dover Heights has been approved by Council
Planning approval was recently received for Manifold House in Dover Heights. It was designed in mid-2017, developed and then submitted late last year - followed by a long assessment period inclusive of a referral to the WDAP.
It entails minor alterations and a highly considered addition which crafts multiple new connections to its setting, while inventively enhancing the amenity of the existing dwelling.
April 20th, 2018
2018 Houses Awards: Binary House Shortlisted
It’s very exciting to share that Binary House has been shortlisted as a national finalist in the 2018 Houses Awards, ‘House Alteration and Addition over 200 square metres’ category.
March 6th, 2018
Binary House images are now live on the website
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.
January 19th, 2018
Flexion House along the Cooks River
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.
January 13th, 2018
Binary House has been completed and professionally photographed
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.
October 29th, 2017
Binary House progress on site in Woolooware
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.
August 14th, 2017
Liu Eland House visualisations showcase the design of a new house in Lilyfield
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.
July 20th, 2017
Unfurled House has been featured by Houzz
Unfurled House continues to receive great coverage with a recent feature story published by Houzz entitled “A Home Unfurls to Embrace the Landscape”.
June 1st, 2017
HOUSES publishes First House: Hird Behan House
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.
March 15th, 2017
Architizer A+ Awards: Unfurled House Shortlisted
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.
February 14th, 2017
Christopher Polly selected as a juror for the 2017 AIA NSW Architecture Awards
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).
February 2nd, 2017
Unfurled House featured in Grand Designs Australia magazine
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.
November 23rd, 2016
Christopher Polly’s article on The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut
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.
November 17th, 2016
Binary House is taking shape on site in Woolooware
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.
November 10th, 2016
Unfurled House featured in NSW Planning’s ‘Draft Medium Density Design Guide’
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.