The BA House departs from an existing Californian Bungalow in Coburg, Victoria. The project works with the existing structure to transform the space rationally and efficiently. The transformation of the former living into the master bedroom and the substitution of the poorly constructed add-ons for a quality living space are the two key moves of this design.
The construction techniques are deliberately standard in order to keep the cost down. Sustainable design and construction initiatives include water harvesting, hydronic slab heating, a reverse brick veneer wall, locally timber sourced structure and carpentry and double glazed windows to reduce heat gains/losses as well as a verandah featuring a gable batten screen designed to work as a sun control element.
Frankston Yacht Club
This design is by Gregory Burgess Architects. I participated in the project architect team from the competition to the contract documentation coordinating consultancies and developing the project.
This design re-imagines this unique site as a fulcrum reconnecting the flow of the ancient dunes and their windswept banksias with the tidal flux of the sea. Building, people and nature are integrated into a harmonious and balanced ecology, a dynamic and responsive focus of community gathering and recreation, giving inspiration and delight to Frankston’s rich and vibrant culture.