Islington Park is the cross pollination between garden and house. In the way a seed has an internal logic and genetic code, gestures are prioritized unique to the environment and prevailing conditions.


The existing dwellings is partly demolished and new living, kitchen and bathing spaces are created. A diagram is revealed as the southern addition gestures to capture the northern light, frame the view to the park and protect from the western sun. Afternoon light is filtered by the gum trees and the sound of the cricket matches acts as a backdrop in the summer months.


Through this process the building becomes endemic to its place and setting.



AIA Newcastle chapter - Small Project Architecture Award


AIA NSW chapter - Small Project Architecture commendation


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