The White House – Elizabeth Bay | Michael Fox Architects

The house was designed by Frank Fox & Assocates and constructed in the early 1960s. The 2 storey house refernces Frank Lloyd Wright and is included in the Elizabeth Bay Conservation Area.
In December 2021 Michael Fox Architects were engaged to carry out investigations, modifications and upgrades to the residence.

Tomich House | Mark Jeavons Architect with Ohlo Studio

Completed in 1971, Tomich House stands as one of Iwan Iwanoff’s most distinctive houses. However, multiple alterations and a three–level extension in 1986 deviated from the architect’s original vision resulting in compromised planning and gradual disrepair.

Guided by thorough research into Iwanoff’s oeuvre, a comprehensive restoration and adaptation was undertaken. Revitalisation of the original character of the house was achieved through thoughtful re–planning and the use of finishes and detailing sympathetic to Iwanoff’s original design. Sustainability was prioritized through innovative approaches that seamlessly integrate new technologies while restoring and uncovering heritage architectural fabric.

The Tomich House renovation stands as a contemporary ode to Iwanoff’s architectural legacy by achieving a harmonious fusion of old and new, while preserving the essence of his original design and adapting it to modern living.

The Old Corner Store Subiaco | Paul Hofman Architect

Built circa 1922, 142 Hensman Road (formally 120 Nicholson Road) Subiaco was originally a two room butcher’s shop. From 1925 to the late 1970’s it operated as general store. It was heritage listed by the City of Subiaco in 2015, being one of only five surviving examples of interwar corner stores in the precinct.

The property was in very poor condition when the client, a niche perfumer, took ownership in 2020. Her vision was to develop an atelier with residence.

Approval was granted to restore the building, reconfigure the existing accommodation and reactivate the commercial space. New living and creative studio spaces were added, wrapped around a northern courtyard and aromatic garden, and the bull nosed veranda was reinstated.

This restored and sensitively developed property now sits comfortably within the secondary village hub on Nicholson Road, much to the delight of local residents.

The Peacock Centre | Xsquared Architects

In 2016, North Hobart’s Peacock Centre was significantly damaged by arson.

After substantial investigation, Xsquared Architects established that it would be possible to restore it to its original condition.

The restoration, ‘rising from the ashes’, reflects a parallel vision for a new service model for people with mental health issues in accordance with the world standard Trieste Model of mental health care.

A second devastating arson fire occurred on 24 December 2021 that consumed large parts of the completed work as well as causing significant additional damage. A very large part of the restoration work that had been completed had to be carried out for a second time, and the setback had a massive psychological impact on everyone working on the project.

Notwithstanding, the Peacock Centre has been successfully reinstated as a notable feature of the North Hobart urban environment.

The Porter House Hotel | Candalepas Associates

Located in the heart of Sydney, the Porter House Hotel is composed of a 10–storey podium wrapping around the south & west of heritage–listed Porter House. The hotel’s reception, guest & patron facilities are located in Porter House while the guest rooms are housed within the podium.

The design is based upon a delicate interplay of heritage and modernity, evoking a sense of elegant sophistication. A distinct appreciation of craftsmanship pervades throughout, stemming from the site’s rich and layered history.

The podium is composed of arches & apses, a uniform & simple expression that contributes to a sense of urban activation at street level. It includes an art installation designed in collaboration with artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

Public spaces integrate heritage interpretation, enhancing visitor engagement, while private rooms prioritise comfort & connectivity to the exterior architecture. The room planning emphasises privacy and intimacy, resembling apartments more than hotel suites, contributing to the overall architectural composition.

The Rox Apartments | Core Collective Architects

The Rox Apartments makes a positive contribution to Hobart’s urban realm whilst respectfully restoring and reinvigorating the surrounding heritage buildings. This project was spearheaded by a long–term owner of the heritage–listed property with a passion for its rich history. The development comprises a new apartment building with 15 apartments and ground floor commercial space, as well as the careful restoration of Scotch College (c.1880) at the rear of heritage listed Roxburgh House (c.1870).

The development is cited by the Tasmanian Heritage Council as a case study project, describing the conversion of the former Scotch College building into apartments as “inspiring”. The Rox demonstrates the potential for new housing in the centre of the city to increase density while responding to its heritage context with sensitivity, activating the ground plane and improving the quality of the urban realm.

The Sydney Swans HQ at the Royal Hall of Industries | Populous

Sydney Swans HQ is the adaptive re-use of The Royal Hall of Industries at Moore Park into a unique high performance training facility. Established by the Royal Agricultural Society, for over a century the RHI has been an integral part of the city’s event life.

The Redevelopment has breathed new life into the hall, seeing the building operating all year round. The design team collaborated closely with the club to meticulously plan the internal layout of the facility while respecting and enhancing the hall’s original features to showcase the ornate roof trusses and defined entry porticos.

By repurposing and revitalising this beloved landmark, the Sydney Swans HQ stands as a testament to the adaptive reuse of historical architecture and a showcase of the city’s commitment to both sporting and community engagement. The facility is targeting a 5-star Green Star certification and has established a new home for the football club.

The Glass House | Cracknell & Lonergan Architects

Completed in 1957, the Glass House was the first Lucas family home. It was not a picturesque cottage in the woods, nor was it cosy, but it nevertheless captured the essence of a home. What it lacks in substance it more than makes up for in gravitas. With its feather weight structure, it floats miraculously about the tree canopy, above the rocks, and above torrents. We sought only to conserve.

It has all the rooms that a house requires. It also has a courtyard, a verandah, clothes lines, a garden, and the setting that single family homes expect. But it has one other thing that so many of today’s houses lack: it has an idea, and that idea is economy.

The Gunnery Transformation | DunnHillam Architecture + Urban Design

The Gunnery Transformation project revitalises the State Heritage Listed Gunnery building in Woolloomooloo into an integrated space for the production and presentation of contemporary art.

The redevelopment of the Gunnery extends Sydney’s cultural ribbon, connecting Walsh Bay with the MCA, Opera House, Macquarie St, AGNSW and Artspace.

The project, at its core, was about transforming this historic warehouse into a welcoming public building. The result is a series of world class gallery, studio, and education spaces, that significantly widen the possibilities of creating, and showcasing contemporary art in Australia.

St George’s Performing Arts Centre | Kneeler Design Architects

The St George’s Performing Arts Centre is the result of the adaptive reuse of the heritage-listed St George’s Uniting Church located on the campus of St Michael’s Grammar School, St Kilda. Through a series of sensitive insertions and interventions – the chief of these being a multifunctional brass ‘ingot’ cast in the nave that houses tiered seating, building services, and amenities – Kneeler Design Architects has revitalised the building while preserving the dramatic proportions and rich detailing of the heritage fabric. The integration of cutting-edge audiovisual technologies overcomes the building’s inherent acoustic and scenographic limitations while giving students unique opportunities to reimagine performing arts in an unconventional theatre environment. The built outcome remains a recognisably ecclesiastical space that provides an immersive theatrical atmosphere for audience and performers alike, honouring the building’s past while equipping it to help shape present and future generations of performing arts talent.

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