{"mggs-morris-hall":{"name":"melbourne girls' grammar, morris hall","navname":"mggs morris hall","year":"2012","category":"educational","renders":10,"content_mobile":["The Morris Hall project is the redevelopment of Melbourne Girls’ Grammar’s existing junior school campus for years prep to four.","The existing 1970’s building has been extended and reconfigured to more clearly express the school’s learning philosophies for this age group. The provision of a softer, more nurturing environment with a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability is key to this.","Although the school is located on a confined inner, urban site, all learning studios offer integrated internal and external teaching areas via the use of expansive, upper level external decks.","Specialist areas are located in prominent, central positions within the campus so that the activities within are clearly visible through the school."],"content_left":["The Morris Hall project is the redevelopment of Melbourne Girls’ Grammar’s existing junior school campus for years prep to four.","The existing 1970’s building has been extended and reconfigured to more clearly express the school’s learning philosophies for this age group. The provision of a softer, more nurturing environment with a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability is key to this."],"content_right":["Although the school is located on a confined inner, urban site, all learning studios offer integrated internal and external teaching areas via the use of expansive, upper level external decks.","Specialist areas are located in prominent, central positions within the campus so that the activities within are clearly visible through the school."],"architects":"sally draper architects with dp toscano","photographer":"trevor mein"},"sorting-shed":{"name":"sorting shed house","navname":"","year":"2012","category":"residential","renders":12,"content_mobile":["The bold cubic forms of the Sorting Shed House are framed by a stand of mature elm trees at the foot of Mount Buffalo. Constructed from textured concrete walls using local river pebbles, this retreat house reinterprets the expansive warehouse spaces of traditional tobacco sheds of the district.","The encompassing shell of the outer walls is parted to reveal a series of decks and window bays that project out into the expansive landscape."],"content_left":["The bold cubic forms of the Sorting Shed House are framed by a stand of mature elm trees at the foot of Mount Buffalo. Constructed from textured concrete walls using local river pebbles, this retreat house reinterprets the expansive warehouse spaces of traditional tobacco sheds of the district."],"content_right":["The encompassing shell of the outer walls is parted to reveal a series of decks and window bays that project out into the expansive landscape."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"earl carter"},"barwon-heads-house-2":{"name":"barwon heads house 2","navname":"","year":"2012","category":"residential","renders":10,"content_mobile":["Nestled within a landscape of coastal dunes, the Barwon Heads House 2 recalls childhood memories of summer. A pair of simple, weathered gabled forms is accessed by a suspended, timber boardwalk. The upper level living areas open out to sweeping views across a canopy of tea tree. The childrens’ rooms below encircle a traditional backyard cricket pitch and provide glimpses into a maze of hidden pathways through the trees."],"content_left":["Nestled within a landscape of coastal dunes, the Barwon Heads House 2 recalls childhood memories of summer.","A pair of simple, weathered gabled forms is accessed by a suspended, timber boardwalk. The upper level living areas"],"content_right":["open out to sweeping views across a canopy of tea tree. The childrens’ rooms below encircle a traditional backyard cricket pitch and provide glimpses into a maze of hidden pathways through the trees."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"williamstown-library":{"name":"williamstown library","navname":"","year":"2012","category":"community","renders":11,"content_mobile":["The Williamstown Library abuts the district's historic Town Hall at the entrance to Williamstown's commercial precinct.","A long neglected area of the town, the new library provides the opportunity to create a vibrant cultural hub offering a series of internal and external community spaces.","The building is comprised of two primary forms, an elongated bluestone block and a softly curved polycarbonate shell. The forms express the intrinsic dualities of the area, the wall and the sea, the built and the natural, the rectilinear and the fluid. The ESD measures incorporated within the building make it a benchmark for the development of local libraries. These include a thermal labyrinth, natural ventilation, automated night purge and water collection and reuse."],"content_left":["The Williamstown Library abuts the district's historic Town Hall at the entrance to Williamstown's commercial precinct.","A long neglected area of the town, the new library provides the opportunity to create a vibrant cultural hub offering a series of internal and external community spaces."],"content_right":["The building is comprised of two primary forms, an elongated bluestone block and a softly curved polycarbonate shell. The forms express the intrinsic dualities of the area, the wall and the sea, the built and the natural, the rectilinear and the fluid. The ESD measures incorporated within the building make it a benchmark for the development of local libraries. These include a thermal labyrinth, natural ventilation, automated night purge and water collection and reuse."],"architects":"sally draper architects with mitsuori","photographer":"trevor mein"},"westernport-house":{"name":"westernport house","navname":"","year":"2010","category":"residential","renders":14,"content_mobile":["This four bedroom house overlooking Westernport Bay provides both a private retreat for its owners and a welcoming social environment for family and friends.","Its form echoes the simple rural structures of the surrounding district and presents a calm, screened facade to the street. A series of living spaces, decks and terraces open out to the north offering a range of possibilities for engaging with this beautiful coastal site."],"content_left":["This four bedroom house overlooking Westernport Bay provides both a private retreat for its owners and a welcoming social environment for family and friends.","Its form echoes the simple rural structures of the surrounding district and"],"content_right":["presents a calm, screened facade to the street. A series of living spaces, decks and terraces open out to the north offering a range of possibilities for engaging with this beautiful coastal site."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"broken-river-house":{"name":"broken river house","navname":"","year":"2014","category":"residential","renders":9,"content_mobile":["This carbon neutral house in north eastern Victoria is designed to maximise its passive environmental design performance. Constructed in stabilized rammed earth, the house is arranged around north facing courtyards and overlooks an expansive wetland which forms part of the water treatment system.","The sculptural steel roof lanterns are designed to achieve optimum performance for solar cells and provide natural high level air extract for cross ventilation and night purging. Deciduous grape vines and hops will provide summer shade and enmesh the house into the landscape."],"content_left":["This carbon neutral house in north eastern Victoria is designed to maximise its passive environmental design performance. Constructed in stabilized rammed earth, the house is arranged around north facing courtyards and overlooks an expansive wetland which forms part of the water treatment system."],"content_right":["The sculptural steel roof lanterns are designed to achieve optimum performance for solar cells and provide natural high level air extract for cross ventilation and night purging. Deciduous grape vines and hops will provide summer shade and enmesh the house into the landscape."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"tallarook-house":{"name":"tallarook house","navname":"","year":"2015","category":"residential","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The Tallarook House was originally designed by Neil Clerehan in 1971.","Sensitive remodelling by SDA opens the house to the landscape, blurring the boundaries between in and out.","A large central fireplace and extended hearth anchors the central living spaces.","Robust earthy materials create a warm, relaxed mood whilst withstanding the rigours of a working farm."],"content_left":["The Tallarook House was originally designed by Neil Clerehan in 1971.","Sensitive remodelling by SDA opens the house to the landscape, blurring the boundaries between in and out."],"content_right":["A large central fireplace and extended hearth anchors the central living spaces.","Robust earthy materials create a warm, relaxed mood whilst withstanding the rigours of a working farm."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"james geer"},"elsternwick-house":{"name":"elsternwick house","navname":"","year":"2015","category":"residential","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The elegant simplicity and minimal palette of this classic Victorian villa is reinterpreted in the contemporary additions of the Elsternwick house.","In collaboration with the interior designer client, the idea of a cube within a cube evolved.","A charcoal bagged masonry base encircles an upper level zinc cube.","The soft clear light and crisp detailing of the interiors forms the perfect backdrop for the collection of 20th century furniture it houses."],"content_left":["The elegant simplicity and minimal palette of this classic Victorian villa is reinterpreted in the contemporary additions of the Elsternwick house.","In collaboration with the interior designer client, the idea of a cube within a cube evolved."],"content_right":["A charcoal bagged masonry base encircles an upper level zinc cube.","The soft clear light and crisp detailing of the interiors forms the perfect backdrop for the collection of 20th century furniture it houses."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"mggs-wildfell":{"name":"melbourne girls' grammar wildfell","navname":"mggs wildfell","year":"2010","category":"educational","renders":10,"content_mobile":["Wildfell forms the heart of MGGS's middle school. Located within the school's Merton Hall campus in South Yarra, the project explores the possibility of creating a rich learning environment for middle years children on a dense inner urban site. Constructed under the school's playing fields, the precinct opens towards the north, allowing an integration of indoor and outdoor learning areas.","Internal areas are developed as a flexible range of settings for staff/student and student/student interaction. The technology rich environments of the general areas are enhanced by a specialist 'digilab' facility which provides a more focused, interactive environment.","Circulation areas are seen as important opportunities for social interaction. An open kitchen adjoining the central double height gathering space provides a sense of community and identity to the precinct."],"content_left":["Wildfell forms the heart of MGGS's middle school. Located within the school's Merton Hall campus in South Yarra, the project explores the possibility of creating a rich learning environment for middle years children on a dense inner urban site. Constructed under the school's playing fields, the precinct opens towards the north, allowing an integration of indoor and outdoor learning areas.","Internal areas are developed as a flexible"],"content_right":["range of settings for staff/student and student/student interaction. The technology rich environments of the general areas are enhanced by a specialist 'digilab' facility which provides a more focused, interactive environment.","Circulation areas are seen as important opportunities for social interaction. An open kitchen adjoining the central double height gathering space provides a sense of community and identity to the precinct."],"architects":"sally draper architects with dp toscano","photographer":"trevor mein"},"mggs-dining-hall":{"name":"melbourne girls' grammar dining hall and café","navname":"mggs dining hall and café","year":"2007","category":"educational","renders":10,"content_mobile":["The Phelia Grimwade Dining Hall and T-Bar café at Melbourne Girls Grammar, is a conversion of the school's original 1930's boarders dining room and surrounding service areas into an integrated social area for use by day students, boarders and the broader school community.","Previously an area which was disconnected from both the academic areas of the school and the adjoining gardens, the new configuration of dining hall, servery, commercial kitchen, café and external decks, opens into the surrounding campus, becoming the social hub of the school.","The design of the Phelia Grimwade Dining Hall and T-Bar café retains the architectural and cultural significance of the original boarders' dining room whilst allowing it to be adapted to the current and future needs of the school. Through the balanced insertion of finely detailed contemporary elements, a richly layered assemblage of new and old is achieved."],"content_left":["The Phelia Grimwade Dining Hall and T-Bar café at Melbourne Girls Grammar, is a conversion of the school's original 1930's boarders dining room and surrounding service areas into an integrated social area for use by day students, boarders and the broader school community.","Previously an area which was disconnected from both the academic areas of the school and the adjoining gardens, the new configuration of dining hall, servery, commercial kitchen, café"],"content_right":["and external decks, opens into the surrounding campus, becoming the social hub of the school.","The design of the Phelia Grimwade Dining Hall and T-Bar café retains the architectural and cultural significance of the original boarders' dining room whilst allowing it to be adapted to the current and future needs of the school. Through the balanced insertion of finely detailed contemporary elements, a richly layered assemblage of new and old is achieved."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"mggs-library":{"name":"melbourne girls' grammar nina crone library","navname":"mggs nina crone library","year":"2006","category":"educational","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The Nina Crone Library is a redevelopment of the school's original 1970's library building which was constructed under a raised garden within the school's central courtyard. The existing building was very enclosed and had little connection to the surrounding campus.","In redeveloping the building, roof lanterns and a double height glazed entry structure were introduced. These elements provide natural daylight throughout the library and create both visual and physical connection to the rest of the campus.","A variety of seminar rooms, collections, reading room and 'the drum'; an informal amphitheatre space; accommodate a range of learning opportunities formal and informal, individual and collaborative, e leaning and traditional learning.","The palette of materials and design detail creates a softencompassing environment, which moves beyond the institutional expressions of traditional school buildings."],"content_left":["The Nina Crone Library is a redevelopment of the school's original 1970's library building which was constructed under a raised garden within the school's central courtyard. The existing building was very enclosed and had little connection to the surrounding campus.","In redeveloping the building, roof lanterns and a double height glazed entry structure were introduced. These elements provide natural daylight throughout the library and create both visual and physical connection to the rest"],"content_right":["of the campus.","A variety of seminar rooms, collections, reading room and 'the drum'; an informal amphitheatre space; accommodate a range of learning opportunities formal and informal, individual and collaborative, e leaning and traditional learning.","The palette of materials and design detail creates a softencompassing environment, which moves beyond the institutional expressions of traditional school buildings."],"architects":"sally draper architects with stephenson & turner","photographer":"trevor mein"},"mggs-merton-hall":{"name":"merton hall masterplan","navname":"","year":"2007","category":"educational","renders":6,"content_mobile":["Melbourne Girls Grammar’s, Merton Hall campus was constructed progressively over the past one hundred and twenty years in response to the changing needs of the school.","The development of the new masterplan for the school and the realisation of a number of key refurbishment projects has allowed the school to more clearly express its educational ethos, its specific culture and to capitalise on its unique context within urban South Yarra.","The establishment of clear zoning and circulation routes through the campus allows theschool to function efficiently and provides the opportunity for social interaction and exchange, enhancing the communal life of the school.","The finely detailed contemporary insertions develop a new architectural language within the school, allowing the historic buildingsto be read afresh."],"content_left":["Melbourne Girls Grammar’s, Merton Hall campus was constructed progressively over the past one hundred and twenty years in response to the changing needs of the school.","The development of the new masterplan for the school and the realisation of a number of key refurbishment projects has allowed the school to more clearly express its educational ethos, its specific culture and to capitalise on its unique context within urban South Yarra."],"content_right":["The establishment of clear zoning and circulation routes through the campus allows theschool to function efficiently and provides the opportunity for social interaction and exchange, enhancing the communal life of the school.","The finely detailed contemporary insertions develop a new architectural language within the school, allowing the historic buildingsto be read afresh."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"mgs-wadhurst":{"name":"melbourne grammar school wadhurst","navname":"mgs wadhurst","year":"2000","category":"educational","renders":12,"content_mobile":["The redevelopment of Melbourne Grammar’s middle school campus, Wadhurst, provided the opportunity to create an environment which is both welcoming and inclusive.","A series of contemporary new wings inserted between the restored school hall and the music school express a balance between respect for the school’s traditions and a desire for innovation in learning strategies.","The placement of these new components creates a number of courtyard spaces offering varied social and recreational opportunities.","Circulation through the school abuts the central communal spaces providing easy supervision and a playful sense of adventure.","Visible ESD strategies including thermal flues, exposed thermal mass and natural light bafflesprovide a didactic expression of the schools approach to environmental responsibility."],"content_left":["The redevelopment of Melbourne Grammar’s middle school campus, Wadhurst, provided the opportunity to create an environment which is both welcoming and inclusive.","A series of contemporary new wings inserted between the restored school hall and the music school express a balance between respect for the school’s traditions and a desire for innovation in learning strategies.","The placement of these new components"],"content_right":["creates a number of courtyard spaces offering varied social and recreational opportunities.","Circulation through the school abuts the central communal spaces providing easy supervision and a playful sense of adventure.","Visible ESD strategies including thermal flues, exposed thermal mass and natural light bafflesprovide a didactic expression of the schools approach to environmental responsibility."],"architects":"sally draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"kiln-house":{"name":"kiln house 1","navname":"","year":"2005","category":"residential","renders":14,"content_mobile":["This retreat house in the Ovens valley is designed from two old tobacco kilns. A linear strip of new construction links the kilns, creating a range of outdoor and indoor spaces from which to experience the dramatic valley and mountain views that the site offers.","The simple palette of the new areas provides a counterpoint to the rich, textured materials of the existing kilns."],"content_left":["This retreat house in the Ovens valley is designed from two old tobacco kilns. A linear strip of new construction links the kilns, creating a range of outdoor and indoor spaces from which to experience the dramatic valley and mountain views that the site offers."],"content_right":["The simple palette of the new areas provides a counterpoint to the rich, textured materials of the existing kilns."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"earl carter"},"merrijig-house":{"name":"merrijig house","navname":"","year":"2004","category":"residential","renders":6,"content_mobile":["The Merrijig House is sited on a rugged, windswept plain with sweeping views across the Victorian high country.","A simple series of gabled forms is layered between rammed earth walls which shield the house from the rigours of the weather, and create protected outdoor spaces.","The muted palette of rammed earth and weathered timber links the house to the silvered grasses of the surrounding landscape."],"content_left":["The Merrijig House is sited on a rugged, windswept plain with sweeping views across the Victorian high country.","A simple series of gabled forms is layered between rammed earth walls which shield the house from the rigours of the weather,"],"content_right":["and create protected outdoor spaces.","The muted palette of rammed earth and weathered timber links the house to the silvered grasses of the surrounding landscape."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"seymour-house":{"name":"seymour house","navname":"","year":"1999","category":"residential","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The Seymour House on the banks of the Goulburn river provides a simple retreat for a busy Melbourne family.","A single sloping roof form unifies the various components of the house. The central open living areas are bounded by a vast fireplace and double height gallery off which the bedroom and ancillary spaces open. To the north it spills out onto a timber deck stepping down towards the river."],"content_left":["The Seymour House on the banks of the Goulburn river provides a simple retreat for a busy Melbourne family.","A single sloping roof form unifies the various components of the house. The central open living areas are bounded by"],"content_right":["a vast fireplace and double height gallery off which the bedroom and ancillary spaces open. To the north it spills out onto a timber deck stepping down towards the river."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"west-coast-house-1":{"name":"west coast house 1","navname":"","year":"2002","category":"residential","renders":6,"content_hanging":true,"content_mobile":["Westcoast House 1 is located on a steeply sloping site overlooking Loutitt Bay. It is designed as a compound of separate structures linked by a glazed circulation spine.","The arrangement of these separate components frames and defines a series of external spaces which become implied outdoor rooms.","Integration of the internal and external areas provides the opportunity to fully experience the coastal environment in all seasons and in varied ways, with different social groupings."],"content_left":["Westcoast House 1 is located on a steeply sloping site overlooking Loutitt Bay. It is designed as a compound of separate structures linked by a glazed circulation spine.","The arrangement of these separate components frames and defines a series"],"content_right":["of external spaces which become implied outdoor rooms.","Integration of the internal and external areas provides the opportunity to fully experience the coastal environment in all seasons and in varied ways, with different social groupings."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"west-coast-house-2":{"name":"west coast house 2","navname":"","year":"2005","category":"residential","renders":9,"content_mobile":["Westcoast House 2 is composed of a series of timber clad structures, loosely arranged to focus the views from within the house towards the sea. A sense of privacy and seclusion is created by the positioning of the flanking timber wings which screen the house and its adjoining courtyards from the surrounding properties."],"content_left":["Westcoast House 2 is composed of a series of timber clad structures, loosely arranged to focus the views from within the house towards the sea. A sense of privacy and seclusion is created by the"],"content_right":["positioning of the flanking timber wings which screen the house and its adjoining courtyards from the surrounding properties."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"federation-bells":{"name":"federation field of bells","navname":"","year":"2001","category":"urban-design","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The Federation Bells were commissioned by the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts on behalf of Arts Victoria. They were conceived as a permanent sculptural installation within Birrarung Marr to celebrate the centenary of Federation.","Designed in collaboration with sculptor Anton Hassell, acoustic designer Neil McLachlan and lighting designer Nathan Thompson, the installation investigates a new way of seeing and experiencing bells.","Twenty six small bells supported on tall slender columns form a unifying background grid to the field as a whole. Randomly placed within this grid are 13 large bells. These are the dominant elements within the composition, and their free layout and varying heights reflect their sculptural quality.","There is an intentional delicacy to the installation which provides a counterpoint to the robust solidity of the city beyond."],"content_left":["The Federation Bells were commissioned by the Melbourne International Festival of the Arts on behalf of Arts Victoria. They were conceived as a permanent sculptural installation within Birrarung Marr to celebrate the centenary of Federation.","Designed in collaboration with sculptor Anton Hassell, acoustic designer Neil McLachlan and lighting designer Nathan Thompson, the installation investigates a new way of seeing and experiencing bells."],"content_right":["Twenty six small bells supported on tall slender columns form a unifying background grid to the field as a whole. Randomly placed within this grid are 13 large bells. These are the dominant elements within the composition, and their free layout and varying heights reflect their sculptural quality.","There is an intentional delicacy to the installation which provides a counterpoint to the robust solidity of the city beyond."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"pedestrian-bridge-birrarung-marr":{"name":"pedestrian bridge birrarung marr","navname":"foot bridge birrarung marr","year":"2003","category":"urban-design","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The Pedestrian Bridge in Birrarung Marr is a 300m long timber and steel structure linking the upper platform of the park to Speakers Corner.","The bridge links the city to the river, the constructed environment to the natural and provides a transition between the rigid gridded forms of one and the fluid nature of the other. It explores the ideas of rhythm and movement, containment and exposure, texture and sound.","Its central steel spine is profiled in response to the spacing of the support columns which vary with thedistance of the bridge above the ground. The superstructure is a delicately crafted series of timber beams and decking."],"content_left":["The Pedestrian Bridge in Birrarung Marr is a 300m long timber and steel structure linking the upper platform of the park to Speakers Corner.","The bridge links the city to the river, the constructed environment to the natural and provides a transition between the rigid gridded forms of one and the fluid nature of the other. It explores the ideas"],"content_right":["of rhythm and movement, containment and exposure, texture and sound.","Its central steel spine is profiled in response to the spacing of the support columns which vary with thedistance of the bridge above the ground. The superstructure is a delicately crafted series of timber beams and decking."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"cape-schanck-house":{"name":"cape schanck house","navname":"","year":"2002","category":"residential","renders":8,"content_mobile":["This large retreat house sits discreetly within the coastal dunes, an environment of rolling grassland and twisted Moonah trees.","The spare palette and dramatic strength of the landscape is reflected in the simple boldforms of the house, with stone,timber and stainless steel symbolising earth, trees and sea."],"content_left":["This large retreat house sits discreetly within the coastal dunes, an environment of rolling grassland and twisted Moonah trees.","The spare palette and dramatic strength"],"content_right":["of the landscape is reflected in the simple boldforms of the house, with stone,timber and stainless steel symbolising earth, trees and sea."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"elgin-hall":{"name":"elgin hall","navname":"","year":"2012","category":"residential","renders":10,"content_mobile":["The Elgin Hall project involved the restoration and conversion of a grand Victorian mansion into a contemporary family home.","The house is configured to allow the dual functions of family living and corporate entertaining to comfortably co-exist, with large sliding screen walls enabling the house to be configured in a range of ways.","The rich detail of the original house is retained andexpressed simply allowing the contemporary insertions to provide a contrasting but respectful balance."],"content_left":["The Elgin Hall project involved the restoration and conversion of a grand Victorian mansion into a contemporary family home.","The house is configured to allow the dual functions of family living and corporate entertaining to comfortably co-exist, with"],"content_right":["large sliding screen walls enabling the house to be configured in a range of ways.","The rich detail of the original house is retained andexpressed simply allowing the contemporary insertions to provide a contrasting but respectful balance."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"hawthorn-house":{"name":"hawthorn house","navname":"","year":"2006","category":"residential","renders":7,"content_mobile":["This large family house in Hawthorn is designed to sit discreetly within its suburban context.","Internally, sliding wall panels are used to create separate, intimate living rooms which can expand to form a single larger space for extended family gatherings.","The house is designed around an expansive double height dining and kitchen area.","Living areas at ground level and childrens’ bedrooms at upper level encircle this space providing a sense of focus and connection to the daily life of the family."],"content_left":["This large family house in Hawthorn is designed to sit discreetly within its suburban context.","Internally, sliding wall panels are used to create separate, intimate living rooms which can expand to form a single larger space for extended family gatherings."],"content_right":["The house is designed around an expansive double height dining and kitchen area.","Living areas at ground level and childrens’ bedrooms at upper level encircle this space providing a sense of focus and connection to the daily life of the family."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"kew-house":{"name":"kew house","navname":"","year":"2005","category":"residential","renders":10,"content_mobile":["The Kew House transforms a simple Edwardian villa into a rich living environment for a family of four.","The original house is reconfigured to provide bedrooms and a study area, whilst a new addition to the rear wing houses the livingand kitchen spaces.","The new areas form a bold composition of grey rendered masonry and rich timber detailing.","Smaller timber and glass bays are inserted into the old house to expand the existing rooms and provide a clear link between new and old."],"content_left":["The Kew House transforms a simple Edwardian villa into a rich living environment for a family of four.","The original house is reconfigured to provide bedrooms and a study area, whilst a new addition to the rear wing houses the livingand kitchen spaces."],"content_right":["The new areas form a bold composition of grey rendered masonry and rich timber detailing.","Smaller timber and glass bays are inserted into the old house to expand the existing rooms and provide a clear link between new and old."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"warrnambool-law-courts":{"name":"warrnambool law courts","navname":"","year":"2005","category":"community","renders":11,"content_mobile":["The new Warrnambool Law Courts complex houses Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts and Department of Justice associated facilities.","It achieves a fine balance between expressing the strength and authority of the law and providing an approachable, non-threatening environment for the residents of this coastal community.","Extensive external sun shading protects the northern and western facades of the building whilst maintaining clear views out from all public areas.","The soft muted palette of materials responds to the sandstone of the adjoining historic Christchurch buildings whilst crisp steel detailing provides a clear distinction between new and old."],"content_left":["The new Warrnambool Law Courts complex houses Magistrates, County and Supreme Courts and Department of Justice associated facilities.","It achieves a fine balance between expressing the strength and authority of the law and providing an approachable, non-threatening environment for the residents of this coastal community."],"content_right":["Extensive external sun shading protects the northern and western facades of the building whilst maintaining clear views out from all public areas.","The soft muted palette of materials responds to the sandstone of the adjoining historic Christchurch buildings whilst crisp steel detailing provides a clear distinction between new and old."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"flinders-street-carpark":{"name":"flinders street carpark","navname":"","year":"1998","category":"commercial","renders":5,"content_mobile":["The Flinders Street carpark marks the entry to Melbourne CBD from the south east.","Previous proposals for the site incorporated the City of Melbourne's requirement that carparks be faced with a strip of offices to disguise their use. Swaney Draper successfully argued for an alternative strategy that celebrated the expression of a carpark as an integral part of the city fabric.","This allowed a more efficient building footprint and enabled the retention of the adjoining lane and historic Lindrum building.","The carpark is designed as an elegantly proportioned series of components: glazed podium, stair tower and the screen wall of the parking levels.","Finely detailed perforated aluminium panels with exposed structure and fixings provide a transparency and texture to the main elevation. This is further enlivened by its useas a fixing plane for display banners promoting the changing events within the city."],"content_left":["The Flinders Street carpark marks the entry to Melbourne CBD from the south east.","Previous proposals for the site incorporated the City of Melbourne's requirement that carparks be faced with a strip of offices to disguise their use. Swaney Draper successfully argued for an alternative strategy that celebrated the expression of a carpark as an integral part of the city fabric.","This allowed a more efficient building footprint and enabled the retention of the"],"content_right":["adjoining lane and historic Lindrum building.","The carpark is designed as an elegantly proportioned series of components: glazed podium, stair tower and the screen wall of the parking levels.","Finely detailed perforated aluminium panels with exposed structure and fixings provide a transparency and texture to the main elevation. This is further enlivened by its useas a fixing plane for display banners promoting the changing events within the city."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"peter hyatt"},"lauriston-howqua-campus":{"name":"lauriston girls' school howqua campus","navname":"lauriston howqua campus","year":"2004","category":"educational","renders":13,"content_mobile":["The Howqua Campus is a residential campus for year nine girls sited on a bushland property bounded by State Forest.","The project included the masterplanning and design of student and staff accommodation, teaching and recreation spaces as well as all site infrastructure and services.","Within the campus, students are exposed to an educational philosophy which aims to integrate respect for the environment with the personal development of the child.","Small weathered timber buildings cluster around a central common which acts as an open air gathering space and imbues the campus witha rural sense of place.","Simple, raw materials, wood fired heating, localised water collection and natural coolingsystems express a simpler way of living that challenges the complexities of contemporary urban life."],"content_left":["The Howqua Campus is a residential campus for year nine girls sited on a bushland property bounded by State Forest.","The project included the masterplanning and design of student and staff accommodation, teaching and recreation spaces as well as all site infrastructure and services.","Within the campus, students are exposed to an educational philosophy which aims to integrate respect for the environment "],"content_right":["with the personal development of the child.","Small weathered timber buildings cluster around a central common which acts as an open air gathering space and imbues the campus witha rural sense of place.","Simple, raw materials, wood fired heating, localised water collection and natural coolingsystems express a simpler way of living that challenges the complexities of contemporary urban life."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"lauriston-resource-centre":{"name":"lauriston girls' school resource centre","navname":"lauriston resource centre","year":"2002","category":"educational","renders":8,"content_mobile":["Lauriston Girls’ School’s Science and Resource Centre is a freestanding building accommodating information technology and resources on the ground floor and laboratories for a range of science disciplines on the first floor. The architectural expression has been developed to reflect a new vision for science and technology within the school.","The east and west elevations are simple planes of stabilised rammed earth composed of crushed recycled demolition material, predominantly brick and concrete.","This material reinterprets the existing masonry of the school and provides a visible statement of the school’s position on environmental responsibility.","The ground floor resource centre is symbolically and functionally the centre for sourcing and exchange of information.","It is visible and transparent to the rest of the school expressing ideas of accessibility and integration."],"content_left":["Lauriston Girls’ School’s Science and Resource Centre is a freestanding building accommodating information technology and resources on the ground floor and laboratories for a range of science disciplines on the first floor. The architectural expression has been developed to reflect a new vision for science and technology within the school.","The east and west elevations are simple planes of stabilised rammed earth composed of crushed recycled demolition material, predominantly brick and"],"content_right":["concrete.","This material reinterprets the existing masonry of the school and provides a visible statement of the school’s position on environmental responsibility.","The ground floor resource centre is symbolically and functionally the centre for sourcing and exchange of information.","It is visible and transparent to the rest of the school expressing ideas of accessibility and integration."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"},"rmit-netball":{"name":"rmit netball","navname":"","year":"2002","category":"educational","renders":6,"content_mobile":["The RMIT Netball facility was designed to serve both the RMIT Bundoora campus and the broader Whittlesea community.","The project provides three netball courts, a fitness centre, aerobics studio, multipurpose studio and associated service spaces.","The building and its fabric were conceived as a series of strong horizontal bands and layers. The interplay of the large volume of the main hall, the smaller volumes of the ancillary spaces and the external ramps and screens creates a strong dynamic relationship and layering of form, volume and texture.","A key component of this building is the incorporation of environmentally sustainable principles including the use of recycled plastic cladding panels, operable high and low ventilation and a provision green wall to the western elevation."],"content_left":["The RMIT Netball facility was designed to serve both the RMIT Bundoora campus and the broader Whittlesea community.","The project provides three netball courts, a fitness centre, aerobics studio, multipurpose studio and associated service spaces.","The building and its fabric were conceived as a series of strong horizontal bands and layers. The interplay of the large volume of the main hall, the smaller"],"content_right":["volumes of the ancillary spaces and the external ramps and screens creates a strong dynamic relationship and layering of form, volume and texture.","A key component of this building is the incorporation of environmentally sustainable principles including the use of recycled plastic cladding panels, operable high and low ventilation and a provision green wall to the western elevation."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"peter hyatt"},"hotel-lindrum":{"name":"hotel lindrum","navname":"","year":"1999","category":"commercial","renders":7,"content_mobile":["The design of Hotel Lindrum achieves a fine balance between the retention and restoration of the historic Griffith Tea Merchants building, and the introduction of a contemporary architectural language.","The brick piers and internal arched wall niches of the existing building have been revealed, providing an ordering rhythm to the internal spaces.","Within the framework of the existing structure, contemporary raw steel and recycled timber elements are introduced.","These provide a complex layering of new and old creating a rich, textured environment."],"content_left":["The design of Hotel Lindrum achieves a fine balance between the retention and restoration of the historic Griffith Tea Merchants building, and the introduction of a contemporary architectural language.","The brick piers and internal arched wall niches of the existing building have been revealed, providing an ordering rhythm to"],"content_right":["the internal spaces.","Within the framework of the existing structure, contemporary raw steel and recycled timber elements are introduced.","These provide a complex layering of new and old creating a rich, textured environment."],"architects":"swaney draper architects","photographer":"trevor mein"}}