Several sketch design concepts have recently been prepared for a new skinny house in Leichhardt, Sydney - inclusive of this design option shown in its principal elevations to the street and rear. The design option makes geometric and elemental references to particularities of its immediate context while also making allusions to the formal qualities of various compact housing types in Japanese, Dutch and Belgian inner urban neighbourhoods.
In a trifecta of sorts, Cosgriff House recently sold within just 2 weeks into its off market campaign, making it a 3rd project of mine to sell in the last few months. Faithfully maintained by my clients over the last 8 years, and enhanced with appropriate landscape overlays during this time, the result communicates yet again the end-to-end architectural value brought to the project, inside and out. Fingers crossed it’s also well looked after by the new owners.
It’s a very bittersweet time for my Binary House clients following the recent sale of their much cherished house and landscaped gardens to a new owner from Sydney’s inner west in mid-August. It was certainly a labour of love over several years for all involved, so fingers doubly crossed it’s well looked after.
If there is a way of measuring the value an architect brings to a project, then its sale may arguably be a predominant method of communicating this - especially when procuring common-goal quality outcomes without sacrifice of the author during its execution on site. Elliott Ripper House sold in late-May in just under 3 weeks despite restrictions in a covid-19 market, and set the second highest record in Rozelle for a 3-bed house considering its modest size - helped without doubt by my house-proud clients who lovingly maintained it over the years / Photos by Aimee Crouch, courtesy of Bresic Whitney.
Several sketch design concepts have recently been prepared for a new project involving alterations & additions to an existing 1956 suburban dwelling in Matraville, Sydney - inclusive of this sketch design option shown in its two principal elevations.
Very pleased to share that Christopher Polly Architect has been voted a winner of the 2020 Best of Houzz awards in Design for the practice’s portfolio of projects.
The Daily Telegraph Home magazine has featured a “Clean and Simple” snippet on the Binary House bathroom within a larger article entitled “The Next Wave”.
While very grateful to editor Robyn Willis for its inclusion, it’s noted that contrary to the article the bathroom has large openable windows for natural light and ventilation.
Three feasibility design options for a new house in Greenwich were initially developed in a series of working models to test scale, bulk and proportion within the context of the surrounding development.
These 3 options have each been undergoing much design development over the last few months in the form of alternate plans, elevations and sections to tease out the optimal outcome in response to the client brief, planning controls, and the particularities of the site and local environmental conditions.
Unfurled House has been lovingly showcased in a great feature article published by The Local Project entitled “A Hidden Addition - Unfurled House by Christopher Polly Architect”. Many thanks to writer Liz Barrett and the editorial team at TLP.
It’s very exciting to share that Binary House has been Highly Commended in the 2019 Lysaght Inspirations Design Awards, Residential Projects category. Many thanks to the jury, it’s a great honour to have the project recognised.
Binary House has received further coverage with a wonderful feature published within Sydney Home Design + Living magazine Issue 9 entitled “Opposites Attract”. Many thanks to Georgia Jordan and Jacqueline Maya for their support of the project.
A sketch model of a third design option developed within ongoing feasibility studies for a new house in Greenwich in which two split volumes craft strong connections to northern sky, while continuing to respond to its sloping site and harbour views in its setting.
A working model of a second design option developed within ongoing feasibility studies for a new house in Greenwich in which an arrangement of two shifted volumes orchestrate a series of private and public rooms in response to its sloping site, setting and harbour views.
The love continues for Binary House in a beaut ‘House Tour’ feature published by Hunting For George. Many thanks to Lucy Glade-Wright and her editorial team for their support of the project.
It was an honour to present Binary House in the 2019 AIA NSW Architecture Awards this week: in the Sustainable Architecture category today as selected by the jury, and in the Residential Architecture-Houses (Alterations & Additions) category earlier in the week.