The client’s brief was for a design solution that reflected the simple articulated form of the Australian Wool shed that has been the subject of study in two books by Peter Freeman, Oxford press 1980.
The design had to meet a level of passive sustainable energy performance with single main floor level slabs sunk into the environment contours. The structure was completed by salvaging 300 x 300 iron bark sections erected in a post and beam grid frame. All framing and flooring was from recycled wharf timbers.
The project received Australia wide television publicity when featured in the `Home Show’, a series that interviewed architects and showcased designs Australia wide. The property was also featured as ‘Best property’ in the Title Deeds section of the Sydney Morning Herald.
PROJECT - COFFS HARBOUR RESIDENTIAL UNITS OVER OFFICES
CLIENT – STEPHEN LITTLE
The brief was to achieve 5 residential units over offices and meet the stringent requirements of State Government planning policy for a Class 3 development set in low rise Class 1 single detached housing zone on a main road. Cost: $2.8 million (2007).
John Dale was responsible for the design coordination and documentation of the project for i2c Design and Management Pty Ltd. The development was subject to sustainable energy performance criteria and state SEPP 65 Policy.
The office with units over structure had to be bourne on a plastic foundation material. A water course created a need for piles and a transition slab which was supported by a grid of columns.
The freehand perspective sketches were a lead-in to design review and continuing documentation.
PROJECT - 400 GEORGE STREET SYDNEY
CLIENT - BT FUND MANAGERS
While working as Senior Architect for Crone Associates, John Dale was required to coordinate with consultants and prepare all the specification documents in two stages; Early works followed by all the building construction elements.
The project also required extensive coordination of heritage and archaeological investigations associated with the Sydney Tank Stream that ran under the development.
PROJECT - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT, RANDWICK
CLIENT - A. MOK
A new residential Class 1 development complying with planning policy which was required to meld into streetscape.
These three dimensional studies were formed in SketchUp after importing AutoCad files. They provided an early understanding and confirmation of the client expectations.
The 3D SketchUp software enabled the client to walk around and through the proposed project design. This software facilitated the documentation of shadows cast on an hourly basis to meet local government documentation requirements for cast shadows.
PROJECT - 153 DENISON ST, CAMPERDOWNProposed residential alteration at the above address sympathetic to adjoining streetscape. With corrugated roofing suspended concrete floors and acoustic detailing to abate aircraft noise emissions.
CLIENT - A. CODY
PROJECT - WEST STREET, CAMMERAY RESIDENTIAL
The brief was to develop better utility and sunlight penetration to interior spaces and facilitate current lifestyle for a limited budget. The glazing and external control blinds had a norther aspect. The external boundary masonry wall provided privacy and attenuated the vehicular noise from the adjacent club car park.
PROJECT - RESIDENTIAL UNITS, CAMPERDOWN
CLIENT - KEN BOURKE
Multi story units for a prescribed mix of accommodation on a relatively small site. The stepped floor levels at half stair flight landings comply with maximum prescribed escape paths developed to suit a single escape stair and lift system. Roof top recreation area proposed to compensate for limited site landscape.Consultant services and high rise design proposal also provided for the client's, (Ken Burke) Thailand development.
PROJECT - MITTAGONG HIGHLANDS RETAIL COMPLEX
CLIENT - WOOLWORTHS LIMITED
As senior Architect with i2c Design and Management, the principal was responsible for design, coordination, documentation and regular site inspections for the $34 million retail complex located on the southern perimeter of Mittagong, NSW.
The project comprised of a steel and concrete framed, fire engineered, two level shopping centre with main car parking facility at lower level and direct off street parking in front on a corner site. Total cost $35 Million.
The owner-developer was Woolworths Ltd, which necessitated accommodation for two major tennants, a Woolworths Supermarket and Big W as well as 36 specialty tenancies.
The development involved a protracted development approval process with local government due to community objections. Local Government required Section 94 contributions including extensive civil and main road works adjacent to the site.
The development was complicated by the discovery of early heritage valued steel works in the middle of the site. The affected area of the site had to be substantially clear spanned and structure subject to further fire engineering. Suspended floor system consisted of W deck supported by prestressed concrete beam and column grid. The external wall system consisted of load bearing precast panels supporting steel roof framing.
PROJECT - ARDEN STREET, CLOVELLY RESIDENTIAL
CLIENT - I & A BYRNE
The client Ian Byrne chose to stay in the family location and had a need for proximity to his business interests including a pharmacy and a medical practice.
PROJECT - AGED CARE HOUSING, BOBBIN HEAD RD SYDNEY
The principal was contracted as a senior consultant architect to manage Playoust and Churcher team to complete a design review and documentation for a large housing estate for the aged on the upper North Shore of Sydney.
This included checking detail, compliance with required performance criteria for housing the aged by NSW Policy under then SEPP 5 planning regulations. The difficulty being that all occupant paths in each unit and externally on the site had to comply with access for the aged criteria on a site that had border line contours.
The project was stopped by a state government ruling that bush fire hazard was too great a risk in the specific locality.
PROJECT - KILLARA, RESIDENTIAL ADDITION
CLIENT - B. CLUGSTON
The brief included refurbishment and additions to a large two storey federation residence including an infill between an unfortunately painted existing building and garage.
A case of integrating current living standards into a dingy federation interior and relating to external landscaped environment.
PROJECT - CAMMERAY RESIDENTIAL ADDITION
CLIENT - I. TAVENOR
Addition and alteration to existing residence (41 Palmer St Cammeray) that provided a rewarding relationship between a new open plan living area for the rear half of the residence and a more creative landscaped area.