David Welsh is a partner of Welsh + Major Architects, an award-winning practice he established in 2004 with Christine Major. He has tutored at The University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and run Masters Studios in environmental sustainability and material technologies at the University of Technology, Sydney. David has been an invited judge for the NSW Architecture Awards and is a contributing writer to design and architecture publications such as Houses, Artichoke and AR Asia Pacific. He is also an occasional cheesemaker and junior cricket team manager.
Before making the decision to launch their practice, architects Chris Major and David Welsh were presented with a friend’s small single-storey worker’s terrace that was in need of renovation. Sixteen years later, David Welsh reflects on this seminal project.
The Beehive, designed by Raffaello Rosselli Architect with Luigi Rosselli Architects, is a poetic exploration of the aesthetic and structural potential of recycled materials as applied to the design of this architectural family’s own Surry Hills studio.