This residence currently in design, is an example of building new within an older, established neighbourhood. The client wishes a traditional design that integrated seamlessly into its surroundings. The scheme uses materials and building forms that replicate, yet do not necessarily match, those of its neighbours. Additionally the site contains many large and mature trees. The design carefully considers the location of the existing planting to minimise disruption and to reinforce the concept that the building has stood on this location for many decades.

Traditional red brick, reflecting the history of the area’s long abandoned brick manufacturing plant, is used as the predominant material. Accented with a mixture of stone and the geometry of traditional windows. However the plan is a contemporary open concept solution that expands on the functionality of the spaces, providing a degree of modernity, with decidedly traditional appeal.