Author: architecture@altitude

Burns House

Nestled comfortably on a 40 acre block to the south of Armidale this house was in need of an update. The existing building was adequate in area, but lacked light,views and a sense of space. The answer was a reductive approach, created by the strategic removal […]

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Drummoyne Kitchen

The kitchen in this harbour-side house has been relocated from the opposite side of the building to take advantage of water views. Walls were removed to link the adjacent dining room to the kitchen and to the view, bringing light and air into a previously […]

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Project: Glebe House

Our projects are focused on sustainability through proven design principles and appropriate material choices. For this terrace house in the inner city Sydney suburb of Glebe, we created a small, energy efficient house on an undersized vacant lot. It’s a densely populated and historic part of the city.  The  real […]

Project: Balmain House

This project began as a fragmented design whereby an old cottage had an unsympathetic addition to the side which had generated multiple levels. The lack of cohesion was addressed by the addition of a new balcony over three levels which not only connected the interior […]

Project: Mayfield House

Mayfield House project involved the restoration of the existing cottage with the creation of a protected north facing courtyard by way of a new “L” shaped addition for the kitchen/dining/living areas to the rear.      

Project: Glebe Studio

A tiny vacant block in inner city Glebe was turned into a working studio with prized lower ground parking, bathroom and work space. Our focus was on sustainable design and materials. Water tanks are utilised on the upper level as there is no additional land available for […]

Sustainable Kitchens

Virginia Wong-See’s previous experience as a chef in some of Sydney’s top restaurants during the 1990’s has lead to a continued interest in developing commercial and domestic kitchens. Ecologically sustainable kitchens are a cornerstone of many of our projects. Below are some of the articles […]