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Stage 2 of the Hilltop House.
Featuring a central stone fireplace, the Garden Room incorporates a protected courtyard and glazed sitting room.
The Cataract Gorge is a unique natural formation immediately adjacent Launceston.
Cataract House views west across the bush reserve of the gorge beyond.
The scheme is subjected to a range of local authority conditions, including the requirement of a visually recessive colour palette, a 5 metre height limit, and a restricted building footprint.
The general low height, colour scheme, and minimal site works suggest that the prevailing character of the house may contribute to the building becoming inevident over time.
Sketch design phase.
The family home is focussed around a courtyard garden and arranged to form 2 building wings.
Sketch design phase.
Located adjacent a nature reserve, the Park House is sited to amplify the immediacy of this “endless backyard”.
The formal arrangement manages overlooking from adjacent neighbours above, solar access and shading while drawing the park into the protective outdoor living area.
Southern Outlet House
National Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
“This modest house is a reflection of the adventurous architect…….Rich in exploration, the Southern Outlet House challenges expectations of what can be achieved on a highly visible, regional domestic site.” - Jury Citation.
The Esmond Dorney Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
Jury Citation - “Designed and built by the architect, the jury was struck by his questioning of the nature of a house and its relationship to the public domain. This house is rich in exploration – from its minimal footprint and budget to its engagement with its immediate surroundings and nearby highway. Internal spaces are blurred by the split-level arrangement of private to public with an emphasis on the high-ceiling living area, which spills out onto a covered terrace. Internally, colour and texture are richly celebrated. Externally, the house is a dark shell apart from the significant and provocative northern facade overlooking the highway below. This house deserves high recognition by virtue of its character: playful and confident, modest in size, yet bold in expression.”
Situated on a northeast facing slope adjacent a major arterial road, the Southern Outlet House is a site specific study of the contribution a private residence may make to the public domain and the role of architecture more broadly in a small regional centre. The core requirements of a climatically responsive and welcoming family home underpin the project. The building is sited and planned to maximise the attributes of the location and work within the constraints of a steep slope and restrictive budget. Adopting a strategy from early 20th Century naval camouflage, the dazzle technique is employed, not in order to conceal the mass of building, but rather to manipulate its public face, adjust its scale, and suggest another dimension to the otherwise flat facade. The building acknowledges people passing by in vehicles at speed, as well as those living on the hill opposite who view back to the static object. The public face is perhaps changed in its form and nature and becomes just another highway directional sign, vehicle, billboard or piece of public art. Ultimately the scheme is the inevitable consequence of a situation where the owner, architect and builder are the same person.
Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New)
“Valley House sits with confidence and purpose in its landscape…….and the ‘uncovering’ of timber at entry points adds warmth and intimacy to its dark shell.” - Jury Citation.
Valley House Winner 2016 Smeg Tour to the Venice Architecture Biennale
The Valley House is shaped and adapted to the contours of a northwest-facing valley. Viewing down to the nearby city and river beyond, the house is centred on this valley outlook. Formed as a singular continuous object rising to the valley edge, the principal design strategy is focused on the kitchen where a generous opening is made through the full depth of the building. The suggestion is that the valley remains continuous through the house with outdoor living areas on either side accommodating variable weather conditions. Parts of the building are pulled away forming protective wings and reveal the inhabitation of the home. Tasmania timbers are a particular focus in the thresholds between inside and outside, while the textural qualities of materials are further celebrated in the interior. In crafting a comfortable and personal family home, the scheme seeks to blend the complexities and subtleties of functional requirements with specific site and microclimatic conditions in a cohesive and consistent manner.
Design & Industry Awards
2016 – Philip M Dingemanse – Valley House – Winner – Venice Architecture Biennale & SMEG Tour, Italy – Australian Institute Of Architects.
2015 – Philip M Dingemanse – Valley House – Commendation for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) – Australian Institute Of Architects Tasmanian Chapter.
2016 – Australian Steel Institute Vic & Tas Steel Excellence Award – Winner for Steel Excellence – Tasmania Award – Philip M Dingemanse – Valley House.
2016 – Australian Steel Institute Vic & Tas Steel Excellence Award – Winner for Steel Excellence – Steel Clad Structures – Philip M Dingemanse – Valley House.
Winner – Philip M Dingemanse – Valley House – #COLORBONDbyDesign – National Magazine Campaign Competition.
2015 – Master Builders Australia National Awards for Excellence – Valley House – 1st Place Dwelling $350,000 to $500,000 (Streefland Homes & Developments)
2015 – Master Builders Tasmania Awards for Excellence – Valley House – 1st Place Dwelling $350,000 to $500,000 (Streefland Homes & Developments)
2015 – Housing Industry Association Awards – Tasmania – Valley House – Kitchen Of The Year (Impact Kitchens)
2015 – Housing Industry Association Awards – Tasmania – Valley House – New Kitchen Project (Impact Kitchens)
In Display MODE
In Display MODE is a marketing pavilion to promote the use of photovoltaic cells.
The small relocatable structure links a distinctive form with client branding, while the primary timber and plywood structure promotes sustainable timber engineering.
Utilising the rigour of a rational structural grid and material sizes, the building is demountable and capable of being transported in a single trailer load.
Residence, East Coast, Tasmania.
Located on a steep east facing lot, the site has expansive views to the ocean.
The making of a living platform with upturned edges moderates the proximity of neigbouring properties.
Sketch design phase.
Distillery Creek House
Located on a large rural lot, the moderating of the relationship between the residence and a proprietary 12m x 13m workshop drives the design response.
Further, form-making cues are derived from the workshop, and a fenced work court unifies the buildings.
The lineal house arrangement separates the workshop from the primary approach.
Eldonhurst Drive Precinct
The generous four bed residences, each with two living areas and double vehicle garaging, are designed collectively. A common composition, material, and streetscape theme links the individual houses with a deliberately subtle but markedly different aesthetic approach compared to other new homes in the vicinity.
The homes carefully balance privacy with good solar access to create comfortable residences offering flexible and varied opportunities for entertaining and living. The light filled interiors are focussed around an outdoor room with full height corner opening glass doors that expand the living area seamlessly. The placement of openings allows views to trees of the nearby reserve as well as distant views to the north.
Tasmanian Oak timber detailing features throughout.
With restrictive access and significant slope (1:4) the schemes demonstrate how careful management of buildability, and the implications of designing for steep sites can contribute to exemplary solutions.
The schemes are developed in collaboration with Streefland Homes & Developments.
Streefland Homes & Developments
Mountain Room Great Western Tiers
Extension to a stone farm house.
The Mountain Room’s focus is to the Great Western Tiers, a stunning Tasmanian range.
25 square metre master bed suite addition and interior alterations to late 1950′s era residence.
The addition seeks to minimise adjustments to the existing roof and gutter while working around an existing deck and garden retaining wall.
The strategies are set within the context and limitations of volume suburban residential construction.
The schemes focus on thoughtful planning, reduced area, and climatically responsive orientation while promoting the value of considered design principles and strategies.
The limited footprint contributes to managing access and site works to the steep lot.
Upper level living provides unrestricted views over residences below to the northern river and mountains.
Designed and built in stages, the home accommodates shifting family needs across the years.
Located on a suburban lot, the L-shape plan allows a large northern backyard to be created.
The living area and protected outdoor room link strongly to the backyard.
The Branch Community Centre Extension