studio people people is primarily concerned with the connection of people to environment, and people to people. if great architecture has one power it is the ability to enhance these most important connections.
indooroopilly tennis court, landscape, pavilion
sawtell courtyard garden
A young family of four are firmly setting their roots down in the beautiful little seaside town of Sawtell. They love their cottage, garden and community and hope that their project might enhance their connection to each of these.
The addition pulls away slightly from the existing house in order to create open air garden courts between the new and the old. These allow great natural light, fresh air flow and garden views to existing and new spaces alike.
Alongside a simple structural solution and employing standard construction techniques, the strategy of pulling away from the original cottage is employed to minimise the impact of demolition and repair thereby keeping construction costs at a minimum.
A young family of 4 have rapidly outgrown their small 3 bedroom cottage. Whilst having a large yard, the existing house was poorly oriented and disconnected from it’s garden.
The owner, being a builder, sought a solution that not only solved their changing family dynamics, but also provided a place he could show clients as a demonstration of his building craft. The addition of a verandah at the front puts his carpentry skills in full view, screens from the western sun and provides privacy.
The addition of the deck and living at the rear of the property steps down to the ground level allowing ease of access to yard and pool, as well as adding a much desired space for entertaining guests.
A family of five have rapidly outgrown their hillside cottage. Both M+N are keen gardeners and hoped for more space whilst improving connection to their yard. Not wanting to overspend, they sought a cost effective solution.
Rather than building under, the proposed addition pushes into the backyard - grabbing the best light whilst enhancing connection to the garden. 9 months of the year, the outdoor room extends the effective living / dining space. For the other 3 month’s, there is the outdoor firplace.
To minimise cost the existing cottage is left completely intact - the new addition only connecting at it’s corner to create a new entry. Always, we seek to balance generous feeling space with efficient planning including elements with multiple functions.
This farm is lead by a team of people deeply concerned with the environment and the future of sustainable farming practices.
The masterplan takes in the whole 80 acres of land addressing areas for rejuvination, reforestation, food production, accomo- dation, education, events and vehicular / pedestrian movement. Without established productive land, the starting point of the project is improving soil fertility and weed management.
The long term vision being for a lush healthy landscape, combining cropping, indigenous food forests, rejuvenated rainforest, a restored running creek, and a building programme to support encouraging and educating people toward sustainable food futures.
Falls Farm are pursuing a development centred around thought leadership in organic food production. Our connection to growing, eating and sharing food.
The overiding concept is one of connection to the incredible landscape setting.
The building programme includes a restaurant, cooking school, packing shed, function centre, day spa and accommodation.
The original three-bedroom residence is an outstanding example of 1930s Art Deco, featuring cavity brick construction and highly crafted internal and external finishes, such as hand rendering, expressed ornamental brickwork, and timber window, door and stair joinery.
The architectural expression of the new 3 storey addition directly reflects the differing spatial preferences of both owners - one preferring wide open spaces, clean surfaces and elevated views, the other wanting solid textured materials with a close connection to garden.