AJA were engaged to develop a scheme to improve the 91 year old heritage listed club house, constructing a scheme that is designed for value adding, future proofing & flexibility with a sustainable & analytical approach.
The SCC Parkes RACF was conceived around the idea of providing a rambling, country farm house, much like the situation many of the residents would be used to. The ‘houses’ are limited in size and are accessed off internal ‘streets’ by a ‘front door’, the harsh western plains climate restricting external connections.
In a substantial redesign and addition of 3 floors to a decade old DA in Granville, AJA’s design was approved for 70 units with ground level retail, and includes a Public Arts Plan adding a cultural overlay to this important corner site.
Responding to the growing need for appropriate seniors and aged care accommodation in regional areas, AJA has sought to create a village oriented character for this complex of independent living units (ILUs) for Parkes in western NSW.
Responding to a coastal setting, oval community space and heritage-listed neighbours, a sweeping arc form over 4 levels incorporates a range of 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are configured to optimize views, cross ventilation and solar access.
Originally built as the Foster Clarks Custard Factory and then used as the HQ for Done Design, the heritage listed building was converted into ground floor retail and three levels of studio offices incorporating character elements that maintained the industrial aesthetic.
Two pavilion-style wings connected at the entry stairwell orient all rooms in this residence to area views, and provide separation of zones for family living and entertainment that are configured to optimize the relationship with balconies, pool terrace and tennis court.
AJA are completing a design manual for a local government authority to improve streetscapes for older people and people with dementia, most of whom still live in their homes, to encourage them to get out and engage with their local neighbourhood.
Breathing new life into a former bootmaker’s factory for Ministry of Sound, the adaptive conversion of this 3 level building in a conservation zone retained the character of the built fabric in remodeling for a playful, contemporary fitout with open circulation to link separate functions.
Guy Luscombe was approached by the Australian Pensioners’ Insurance Agency (APIA) to produce a design vision for the older person of 2042 in order to inform APIA’s forward planning but also as a PR exercise to assist with their rebranding.
Capturing spectacular views of Bondi Beach, this 2 storey split level residence combines open-plan living with environmental comfort and spatial flow in a design that complements the clients’ family and entertainment needs in different seasons and times of the day.
The old ‘Design Guide’ which, while useful, was not being used and needed to be updated and made more understandable and user friendly. We developed a new approach for the guide based on a ‘step by step’ typical process of procurement and design.
As one of Sydney’s premier urban places with both civic and ceremonial importance, the refurbishment of Martin Place for the 2000 Olympics had a design approach with aesthetic strength and sensitive detail to enhance the pedestrian experience and improve the commercial appeal of this precinct.
In a compact and efficiently planned development on a city fringe back lane, this unique group of five 4 level terraces responds to the urban context with a palette of materials and details that assist privacy, security, spatial flow and sustainable design initiatives.
The presence of this 5 storey zone substation in a prominent CBD location was augmented by a façade incorporating a ‘Mondrian’ aesthetic that references the supply and distribution of electrical power, and integrates various infrastructure elements within its grid.
Light, space and water define the spatial character of these two contemporary 3 level terraces that feature lap pools, flexible courtyards and roof terraces in an infill development that complements the streetscape transition in scale and typology.
A challenging, environmentally sensitive site overlooking Sydney Harbour necessitated a design approach to maximize views; privacy and comfort for five 3 level houses nestled into the landscape with harmonious materials and layered built form.
Warehouse character of the original building is conveyed in an infill development of six 2 storey townhouses and a freestanding house on the street-front, with sunny internal courtyards adding to the sanctuary feeling of these urban living environments.
With a series of roofs and boxes terracing down the slope, the internal spaces are linked by a service spine running along one boundary, that allows the remaining three sides open to the extensive views.
A building that provides public facilities adjacent to a popular community field and which responds to the principles of the parkland masterplan - a landmark facility, public meeting venue, celebration of the landscape, a place of discovery.
A contemporary design for the Olympic Park substation was developed in accordance with Ausgrid's operational requirements and a strong environmentally sustainable agenda. Colour and articulated roof lines brings definition to the built form, which sits comfortably in its setting.
"The Bondi Gobbler Composting Trial is Council's pilot project to explore the possibilities of large-scale composting of organic waste as a more cost-effective, environmentally sustainable and practical alternative to sending waste to landfill." Waverley Council
These four townhouses are a unique reinterpretation of the traditional terrace house, each complete with a large gallery void over the stair and a ground floor living space that flows outdoors to a raised courtyard.
Setting a new benchmark for retirement living in regional Australia, this complex of independent living units integrates communal facilities of a heritage listed former Catholic seminary with 56 contemporary apartments set in landscaped grounds on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River.
A key heritage remnant of the former CSR complex at Pyrmont built in the 1920s provided a challenging brief for conversion into four 2 level loft-style apartments, incorporating mezzanine studies within the retained roof trusses and new framed elements for balconies and entries.
The former electrical plan building on Cockatoo Island has been converted to accommodate a ground floor cafe and upper level office space. A series of steel and timber framed awnings fan around the base building providing shelter and orientation for outdoor gatherings.
To enhance the public domain around the perimeter of this electrical substation, recreation activities related to the adjacent sports complex were featured in precast concrete panels and perforated metal screens together with a colour palette based on the local football club.
The vegetation of the surrounding bushland was graphically interpreted in perforated metal screens to the highway frontage of this electrical substation to provide a visually coherent elevation to the main infrastructure building that features a folded metal deck roof.
To complement the heritage listed original substation on this site, a well mannered and contemporary addition with robust materials and considered proportions was sought to integrate the new infrastructure with its environs while meeting a stringent technical brief.
Transformation of an ex-military hospital and barracks buildings into a unified campus-style complex of studio offices involved preservation and reinstatement of key heritage elements integrated with new insertions to complement this landscaped headland setting overlooking Sydney Harbour.
Branding identity and colour printing technology inspired the vibrant, playful palette for extensions to the Fuji Xerox administration and training facility, in which a new floor and street façade were added together with an extension to the supply distribution warehouse.
A unified street frontage that expresses the individual houses was achieved through the colour palette and layered form of these four 3 level terraces each incorporating 3 bedrooms and a studio above the rear lane accessed garages.
A village feel was the aim for these 26 contemporary two storey terrace homes that respond to their bushland setting and prominent location on the upper north shore with layouts providing privacy, natural ventilation and environmental amenity.
An efficient, low maintenance family home in which the design takes full advantage of this tight, irregularly-shaped site where internal-external relationships were fundamental to maximizing the available land to complement the client’s urban lifestyle.
Utilizing print media material to link PMP products with their workplace environment and reception areas, a range of upgrade work was undertaken in both production facilities and offices to generate a dynamic expression of the company’s more open and accessible working culture.
This amalgamation of two existing small cottages to create a larger contemporary residence on a steeply sloping site was an exercise in careful spatial redefinition with respect for the quality sandstone walls of the original buildings.