House Woodlands

A contemporary addition to an existing 1970’s brick homestead on a large parcel of land within Woodlands, NSW. AO created an addition that complemented the existing dwelling but offered the amenities and spaces to suit a modern lifestyle and a growing family.

The Ace Residences

The Ace Residences, located in Bowral, the heart of the Southern Highlands, blends modern comforts with the area's rural charm. This project combines new ideas with classic forms and typologies to offer a unique living experience not previously seen in the area.

House Kimberly

A fresh take on the design of over 60’s homes that explores a grouping of contemporary dwellings in a garden setting that offer the space and flexibility for modern living and a sense of community. Each dwelling designed to suit age in place without compromise.

Weekender Retreats: Escaping to Serenity and Comfort

Weekender retreats are designed as a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, offering a peaceful and rejuvenating escape for short-term stays. These architectural gems are often located in picturesque settings, such as coastal areas, countryside, or mountains, providing a perfect backdrop for relaxation and leisure. Here are some key considerations for designing weekender retreats:

  1. Connection to Nature: Maximizing views and access to the surrounding landscape through large windows, outdoor living spaces, and natural materials.
  2. Cozy and Comfortable Interiors: Creating warm and inviting spaces with comfortable furnishings, fireplaces, and personal touches that evoke a sense of home.
  3. Efficient Layout: Designing compact and functional spaces that accommodate all the essentials for a comfortable stay without unnecessary extravagance.
  4. Low Maintenance: Selecting durable materials and finishes that require minimal upkeep, allowing owners and guests to focus on relaxation and enjoyment.
  5. Sustainability: Incorporating eco-friendly features such as solar panels, rainwater collection, and energy-efficient appliances to minimize the environmental impact.

Weekender retreats are all about providing a peaceful and comfortable escape from the everyday, with thoughtful design elements that enhance the natural setting and ensure a memorable and relaxing experience.

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