This project is an addition to an existing Weatherboard ‘Shop Front House’ located in Northcote, a suburb of Inner City Melbourne. Over the years the original building, once used as a Corner Store, accrued many poorly thought additions, the brief was to demolish all previous additions and replace them with a new, functional addition, containing Kitchen / Dining room and Bathroom. Continue reading MGAO
This project is located in the Byron Bay Hinterland, on the far north coast of NSW
The site is a large plateau overlooking a valley toward the distant mountains beyond. The preliminary design sites the dwelling along the edge of the plateau, following the contour line.
Upon approach, the building presents as a simple pitched roof shed, a common form found in many agricultural buildings in the area.
The building soon unfolds, presenting a long low wall, clad in black metal, preventing views of what’s beyond.
Openings in this wall signify entry into the dwelling whilst framing views of the valley and mountains beyond. Continue reading MGAO
On Christmas day 2015, an out of control bush fire swept through Wye River, 116 homes were lost in the fire. This project replaces one of these homes. The site is located on a steeply sloping block, obliquely facing Bass Straight. Perched high on the hill side, the house sits where the tree canopy once stood, anxiously awaiting the regrowth of the surrounding bushland. Continue reading MGAO
MGAO were engaged by Austins&Co Wines to design a Cellar Door for their winery.
The original concept involved the renovation of an Original Corrugated Iron Shearing shed, located adjacent to the Austins&Co Winery.
Due to the extensive renovations required to bring the existing shed up to code, coupled with the fact that it is still a working shearing shed, used to shear 1000’s of sheep each year, it was decided to stage the project and focus firstly on a smaller Cellar Door structure. Continue reading MGAO
This project is a private residence located in Valla, a small village in the Nambucca Valley on the mid north coast of NSW. The site itself is situated on a small plateau, bound on three sides by valley and on one side by dense bushland. The building’s long, thin plan runs along the northern edge of the plateau, orientating itself toward the sun and views to the valley beyond. Continue reading MGAO