Architect as client?
An astute architect for a client and another talented architect as designer and amazing builder. Kyra Wood from our office worked closely with our client and with Ivan Schmocker to realize this beautiful sculptural delicately detailed gem off a back lane in Norwood. Peter knew exactly how he wanted his studio to feel and that it had to take advantage of the huge red gums across the lane; how the light would come in through the windows at different times of the day. He knew too that, at some point, he had to let go and leave it to the design team to bring his vision to reality. It is a beautiful synthesis of dreams, natural beauty and beautiful detailing in dialogue with rusting corrugated iron fences and the muddy laneway. What could perhaps have been just a granny flat out the back has become a magical light filled space for work and sometime guestroom. Congratulations to Peter and Nicola. Thanks for being such wonderful clients.
Photography by Fleur Kilpatrick
Project Architect: Kyra Wood