Construction has been progressing well on the Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club. Roof sheeting is going on and with the demolition of the existing floor slab the double height ceremonial hall is has now gloriously opened up.
So far so good… the road to DA approval is paved with good intentions, the detour to ruin not an option. A smooth enjoyable DA process is not always the lot of an architect, but to date, this has been exactly our experience working on the DA for a BBQ restaurant for a winery in the Hunter Valley. After a very positive meeting with Council, it’s now full steam ahead on developing and improving the design and prepare the Development Application.Read more →
Every now and again a lovely little architectural project comes out of left field, or in this case, out of a Hunter Valley field. We’ve been giving some advice to a small Hunter Valley winery for about a year, with Melissa Wilson Landscape Architects. The advice was mostly related to site planning, construction of new landscape elements and how to re-invigorate the existing winery building, which is essentially a big metal shed, but this was a winery with bigger ideas. This trundled along slowly last year as everyone got their heads around potential strategies, ideas and the scale of what we were dealing with. The internal organisation of the existing building was proving to be a hindrance to the ambitions of the clients and priorities shifted to building a new barbecue restaurant. I said it was a winery with plans.Read more →