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Issue No. 3
June 2020
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Issue No. 03 of The Local Project features over 350 pages of articles, interviews and photography. This issue includes new work from Chenchow Little, Cheshire Architects, Workroom, Auhaus Architecture, WOWOWA, Herbst and more, as well as profiles on Simon James, Georgina Jeffries, Cameron Foggo and many other Australian and New Zealand designers. Redwood by Chenchow Little, this issue’s cover project, consists of two primary buildings – one a lithe yet structured new contemporary addition and the other a 19th-century sandstone cottage. The choreography in which both buildings take part shapes a new, more powerful and particular experience.
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Redwood –
Chenchow Little Architects

Redwood encompasses two primary buildings that occupy the site in Balmain, above Sydney Harbour. One, a 19th-century sandstone cottage, is the clients’ family home. The other, a lithe yet structured new contemporary addition, is dedicated to hosting formal gatherings. Though deliberately separate, the two share a rapport that creates a full and rounded experience of the site, the architecture, and the view.

Waiheke House –
Cheshire Architects

A stone wall emerges from the ridge to become the central spine between two pavilions, one open, the other closed. Just as the wall seems almost to have been excavated from the ground, Cheshire Architects’ Waiheke House was conceived less as the outcome of a design process and more as a discovery, arrived at through heuristic exploration.

Toorak Residence –
Workroom

Conceived as a solid mass from which spaces have been carved out, Workroom’s Toorak Residence is a family home crafted from concrete – the robust nature of the concrete form representing the clients’ brief for an enduring and tactile home.

Cliff House –
Auhaus Architects

Situated on a rugged, windswept dune that drops sharply down to the ocean below, the Cliff House by Auhaus Architecture is a strong response to the harsh coastal conditions, but it is also open, permeable, and a sensitive expression of its context and inhabitants.

Private Residence –
Richards Stanisich

Originally designed by Harry Seidler in 1957 and recently renovated by Richards Stanisich, Private Residence is a celebration of 1950s Australian modernism, articulated through colour, rational rhythm and refinement.

Bismarck House –
Andrew Burges Architects

Behind the traditional frontage of a 1940s semi-detached cottage in Bondi, a series of experiments with form, materiality and space unfolds. Yet, while experimental, the Bismarck House by Andrew Burges Architects is grounded by a sense of purpose in its dynamic responsiveness to the site.

Sorrento Beach House –
Pandolfini Architects

Sorrento Beach House embraces the simplicity of the traditional holiday home. Set around a central garden, a series of light and airy pavilions are arranged to create a calm and relaxed coastal retreat that captures the essence of summers spent on the beach and by the pool.

Moonee Ponds Residence –
Architecton

The Melbourne home that Architecton Director Nick Lukas designed for himself and his family balances the simplicity of rectilinear forms and raw materials such as concrete, steel and glass with elegant, detailed interiors.

Hampden Road –
Archier

The glazed dark pavilion, resting behind an 1850s former dairy in Battery Point, reflects intermingled glimpses of sky, foliage and the adjacent heritage houses. Just as the building is at once exceedingly simple yet also seems to contain the multitudes of its surrounds, Archier’s Hampden Road House finds a timeless elegance in synthesising an array of requirements and ambitions.

Limestone House –
Winwood McKenzie

With an approach that makes the most complex of tasks seem effortless, and which finds poetry in even the most pragmatic of considerations, the Limestone House sees Winwood McKenzie gently yet purposefully adapt an 1855 Melbourne residence into a contemporary, character-rich family home.

Kepler –
WOWOWA

A studio known for its dedication to the celebration of both the bold and unexpected on the one hand and the kitsch and the familiar on the other, WOWOWA’s approach enriches and imbues the project with a true sense of character.
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