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james barnet drive house | bathurst

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A grand central volume traverses the plan within the ‘natural’ profile of the roof spanning this single level family home. The extension and termination of the roof at its higher level provides the street presence critical to the typology, but so often merely applied in pastiche. Two skilions provide a tall symmetrical foil to the entry then recede to allow light …


glenray industries st michaels | bathurst

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Glenray provides residential care and work for people with a range of ability. This project, over several stages, is reconfiguring the St Michael’s site to create a new street of group homes surrounding the institutional ‘children’s home’ which has dominated since the 1950’s. The new houses borrow from the form of the original building, progressively adjusting its scale to achieve …



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To achieve a modern contemporary country residence for a young family through a practical simplicity in function and experience. This simplicity is to be reflected in the construction in order to achieve a project home budget. The design must take advantage of the great views across the hills outside of Bathurst and promote a sense of connection to the landscape …


idg bathurst

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The robust character of the historic building, within the heritage precinct of Bathurst, demanded a confident yet sensitive response. The usual notion of replica wrought iron and detailed timber posts would lead to another generation of maintenance until the building next fell into disrepair. We decided to apply our usual philosophy, literally at our own doorstep and so we investigated …


bowman dental

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This project was an exercise in unravelling a series of unrelated modifications to an existing dental surgery in a period dwelling that had often occurred in response to an immediate spacial need. Sensitive negotiation was also required with council in respect of streetscape and parking issues. Having gained understanding of the workings of the surgery, the next challenge was to …


bathurst nissan

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Smart, cost effective commercial architecture for car dealership integratedDESIGNgroup continues an on-going relationship and understanding of car dealerships with this showroom and service centre located prominently as you leave Bathurst for Orange. The solution is visually elegant whilst embracing the cost effectiveness of a `shed’ derived from standard material sizes. Showcasing a number of marquee brands the design provides individual …


bathurst holden

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Bathurst car dealership commercial space The building was designed for the relocation of the existing Holden dealership in Bathurst.  Located in a prominent position the design aims to address the passing traffic from both directions and maximise the dealership’s presence in the streetscape. Conceptually the building is two radiating sheds, with a lower connecting pavilion that links the different areas. …