Tag: First house
Acting as a “billboard in the bush” for architecture, this colourful cabin that was completed almost twenty years ago, was a first foray into the design-build process for architect Drew Heath.
Working with an experienced engineer, a young Andrew Maynard used his first project as a testing ground for ideas, many of which form the basis of the design fundamentals he applies today.
Taking inspiration from the whimsy and rigour of artist Sol LeWitt, Tribe Studio’s inventive, sustainable first house paints a “portrait” of its clients and hints at what would become the studio’s prevailing concerns.
As one of his first projects, Andy Macdonald of MI Architects was given the opportunity to explore his interest in “colonizing underutilized roof space.” Eighteen years later, Andy reflects on this apartment design and its influence on his practice’s subsequent work.
Designed while he was living in London, Justin Noxon’s first house was for his brother and sister-in-law as stage one of a masterplan for Main Ridge Dairy. Now, fourteen years later, Justin reflects on this project and the lessons it taught him.
A modest extension for his in-laws provided Paul Porjazoski of Bent Architecture with a springboard from which to launch his practice.
Responding to a brief that included the request, “I don’t want to be an architectural victim,” Michael Banney and Michael Christensen used a healthy mix of self-doubt, excitement and earnestness to create Hamilton House, one of their first projects.
Architect Clinton Murray’s first residential commission all started with a handwritten letter from Europe.
Architects EAT co-director Albert Mo reflects on the practice’s first residential project, which transformed a rundown house that “no-one wanted.”
A mix of innocence, ignorance and enthusiasm comes with starting a new practice. This Sydney house is an early exploration of Neil Durbach’s obsessions and interests as an architect. Twenty-four years after designing it, Neil reflects on his first experience of working independently.
Sally Draper reflects on how one of her first project was an exploration of a home’s relationship to discipline and dreams.
Annick Houle of O’Connor & Houle Architecture + Environments reflects on how her practice’s first project became a fertile testing ground for ideas.
Alison Nobbs of Nobbs Radford Architects reflects on their first completed project, the Dulwich Hill House.
Preston Lane Architects’ Daniel Lane revisits Bonnet Hill House, the practice’s first project from 2004.
Scale Architecture’s Matt Chan revisits Milis Salem House, the practice’s first project from 2001.
Owen and Vokes and Peters revisits Newmarket House, the practice’s first project from 2003.
Carterwilliamson Architects revisits Punch Street House, the practice’s first project.
BKK Architects revisits 2-Parts House, the practice’s first project from 2003.
FMD Architects revisits Treehouse, the practice’s first project.
1+2 Architecture revisits Walla Womba Guest House, the practice’s first project from 2004.