Constantly drawing on great architecture both locally + abroad to inform + shape the design process. The learning never stops + is such a rewarding component of the design process in itself.
Construction has begun at one of the most exquisite + unique sites the northern beaches has to offer. Rear off form retaining walls lifting us up to a vantage point that generally only Eagles enjoy!
.......another week, another approval!
Fantastic receiving yet another DA approval this week from Northern Beaches Council [Manly Council].
P+O House scheduled to be on site early next year + pushing for a Xmas 2018 handover.
The Week of Approvals
Exciting to receive some DA approvals this week for both Villa Greenaway + Ramp House.
Both projects expected on site early 2018.
APERTURE HOUSE - LEC APPROVED
Finally the light at the end of the long dark tunnel appears for our Aperture House.
We were never too concerned with gaining an approval, rather merely bemused that Council curtailed to objecting neighbours + forced us down the legal route….
The most poignant moment of the hearing occurred when standing on said neighbours’ deck + the Commissioner asked me to explain the extent of our proposal in terms of setback + the side window that the neighbours so vehemently objected to.
“Do you see the extent of this deck we are standing on + that louvre window facing our site? - that is exactly what we are proposing”
The neighbours stood agasp + the Commissioner just nodded stating, “I see”....
…we were approved five minutes later…
Kenthurst House Client Presentation
Selling the concept to a client is often more daunting than actually coming up with the initial concept, after all, you're tabling the inner workings of your mind for potential criticism.
We try to ensure that we present with a range of media, so the clients can better understand from our perspective, the whys + hows we have arrived at where we are.
NORTH AVALON HOUSE - DA APPROVED
A contemporary reimagining of the pitched roof form that we inherited from our British settlers. Very excited to see this project approved via Northern Beaches Council within a timely manner, but more importantly, without any amendments.
P+O HOUSE - DA LODGED
Whilst the bulk of our portfolio is contemporary based design heavily influenced by modernist architecture, we do enjoy paying homage to other architectural styles because after all, one does not know where one is headed, if one does not have a true understanding + appreciation for where one's been.
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." (Isaac Newtown, 1675)