Birchgrove renovation


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Birchgrove renovation


Birchgrove Renovation

Wareemba renovation


Wareemba renovation


wareemba renovation

The existing house had belonged to the client's parents. The property had not been updated since the 1960's, the interior was dark and closed off. The renovation created an open plan living area that connected the living, dining and kitchen to the views of Canada Bay.

The goal of the interior design was to open up the living area, creating a connection to Canada Bay throughout the property. The existing property was dark and claustrophobic, the design was focused on creating an open plan environment that was befitting of the homes sentimental value and natural surrounds. The neutral palette in the living room, coupled with the bold black structure of the windows frames the view of Canada Bay. The neutral colour scheme is broken up with rich, warm elements; the use of copper in the kitchen, lighting and furniture ensures the space is a warm and inviting place for a family. The bathrooms in the renovation have received strikingly different treatments, the ground floor bathroom is finished in dramatic graphic tiles that are offset by the neutral vanity. The first floor bathroom features a palette of concrete and timber, the materials create a sense of warmth and comfort.


"Nathalie and her team are consummate professionals. I wanted to modernise my house and Natalie came in with her team and changed a dark out-dated space into a fresh modern liveable environment, which full of light and striking features. Builders and contractors alike were courteous and caring. We were kept in the loop at all times and the end result is beautiful." 

Rozelle renovation3


Rozelle renovation3


Rozelle Renovation 1


"We hired Nathalie to redesign the rear section of our home, a semidetached Victorian residence. The project involved the demolition of kitchen, bathroom, laundry and living which was replaced by a two story addition of kitchen, bathroom (x2), bedroom, laundry and living. Nathalie's beautiful design ideas and collaborative approach resulted in a bright, stylish, spacious home. We engaged Nathalie to project manage the build which was the best decision. Nathalie's attention to detail, knowledge of product and design, and determination to achieve the best result for us, never waned. When we were exhausted, struggling to make decisions at the end, Nathalie was always there for us. I would not hesitate in recommending Nathalie and her team." 

 

Five Dock


Five Dock


five dock interior

The interior design of this family home consisted of a new kitchen, bathroom and living room. The client’s request of warmer tones resulted in a palate of bronzes and coppers. The project consisted of hand printed wall paper for the living and dining room, Italian tiles for the bathroom and a custom bronzed glass splash back in the kitchen.

Rozelle apartment


Rozelle apartment


ROZELLE APARTMENT RENOVATION

The Le Biez Residence focused on the updating of an existing two bedroom apartment. Strict constraints from the strata board required a design solution that pleased both client and the strata. 

New Italian lighting throughout and bold feature colours run through the interior design. The implementation of a new European kitchen opening up to the living room has created a sensation of additional space.

The implementation of opaque glass sliding doors between the living room and study create versatility in the layout of the apartment whilst minimising any loss of natural lighting. 

New Italian floor tiles and modern furniture in light tones has created an updated bright modern apartment expected in a building of this calibre

Paddington


Paddington


PADDINGTON RENOVATION

Building Designers Australia NSW Design Awards 2011                                                                                                                                                          Winner – Outdoor Spaces

The project allowed us to reconsider the potential of a compact outdoor space, by dismissing the typical planar typology of terrace gardens. Instead, we opted to integrate a series of tiered platforms that engulfed a hidden garage. The platforms allow for the delineation of spaces for different functions, the garden was separated into a place to sit, play and eat. The simple concepts were derived from an ongoing discussions with the clients about how they wanted to utilize the garden.

The space is grounded by the timber, stone and water features that are offset by a striking metallic screen and warm metallic lighting creating a Balinese styed escape, in the heart of Sydney.

Rozelle Renovation


Rozelle Renovation


ROZELLE RENOVATION 2

The design concept took inspiration from the terrain of the site, providing an addition which steps up with the landscape, creating 3 semi levels that connect with the backyard.

The southern aspect enabled large amounts of glazing without the excessive heat associated with it. 

A small sculpture courtyard provides visual interest from the kitchen and living, allowing further natural lighting to fill the space.

Double height ceilings and a palette consisting of timbers and a light colour scheme further accentuates the sensation of space. The timber flooring of the living area extends out to the decking creating a visual connection between inside and out. 

The new addition provides minimal street impact, preserving and restoring the cottage at the front while providing a contrasting modern addition to the rear.

Balmain renovation


Balmain renovation


BALMAIN RENOVATION

A first floor addition to a late 1800’s sandstone workers cottage in Balmain drew its concept from the notion of transition and movement. The addition is focused around a staircase which transcends from the ground floor to the master bedroom and ensuite above. The action of moving up and down this staircase is celebrated with a large expanse of glass facing the courtyard and living room beyond.

The concept of transition, not only limited to the transition between floors is represented by the movement of shadows cast through laser cut privacy awnings and skylights. This ethereal experience changes time of the day and the seasons, providing a sense of ever changing delight. Consisting of a new master bedroom, ensuite and walk in robe located on the first floor, the new addition captures view of the North Sydney skyline. Using a palate of new materials, including terracotta external tiles on the stairwell, the addition provides a pleasing contrast between new and old, respecting the heritage of the existing cottage.

 

Rozelle renovation with pool


Rozelle renovation with pool


ROZELLE RENOVATION WITH POOL 

 

The significant rear addition to an existing brick single storey dwelling in Rozelle draws inspiration from the area’s industrial past to create an attractive modern family home. The project resulted in the entire renovation of the existing dwelling as well as the construction of a new kitchen and living area downstairs, with upstairs containing a mezzanine, bedroom, master bedroom, ensuite and walk in robe. 

The use of a laser cut screen over skylight in the stairwell creates visual interest, with a continual change of pattern cast upon the stairs throughout the day. The use of laser cut screening continues to the outdoor area where it provides privacy and protection from the sun. 

A palette of polished concrete, black aluminum framed windows and deep blue kitchen create a modern interior which contrasts with the warmth of the spotted gum flooring and careful renovation of the existing dwelling, creating a contemporary family home.


"We hired NSStudio to undertake an extensive renovation. Nathalie was very responsive to our needs and wants and creatively designed a beautiful and functional space. The budget was blown because we went for quality. Deadlines were met as best as possible given the surprises that pop up in older homes. Nathalie managed the project which made our role so easy as she maintained a respectful and joyful relationship with both us and the builders." 

Lilyfield renovation


Lilyfield renovation


LILYFIELD RENOVATION

The rear addition to a turn of the century workers cottage in Lilyfield embraces natural lighting and open space with a clever layout which allows for 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living and study. The design embraces and restores where possible the remaining period features while respectfully contrasting these with a palette of new building materials, techniques and colours. 

Striking turquoise blue Pandomo flooring throughout the hallway and living spaces creates a bold yet calming statement. The timber and glass staircase acts as a sculptural element within the living room, skilfully dividing living from dining whilst still providing a visual link between the two.

The living opens up through large bi-fold doors to an outdoor entertaining deck and backyard allowing for ample natural ventilation and light. 

Italian renovation


Italian renovation


HOUSE RENOVATION ITALY

Wareemba Renovation


Wareemba Renovation


Potts Point renovation


Potts Point renovation


Potts Point renovation in the iconic Wylde Street apartment building.

The client wanted to modernise the interiors and increase the storage whilst maintaining the light and open living spaces. In response, NSSTUDIO opted for a minimal colour palette; stripping away the existing carpet to reveal the original parquetry which was stained black to contrast the crisp white walls. The contrast delineates the straight and curved lines of Bolot’s design.                                                        
The key to balancing a desire to modernise, increase storage and retain space was bespoke joinery that integrated into and enhanced the existing architecture. The small space called for joinery that was seamless, practical and adaptable.

The apartment is on the second floor of the iconic 17 Wylde Street Apartments, designed by Aaron Bolot in 1948. The apartments northern orientation and large ribbon windows ensures the apartment receives ample natural light and good cross ventilation. Bolot’s design has created efficient and amenable spaces with a clever layout. Whilst the building continues to have good bones, the apartment had not been updated since the 1980’s.

Darling Point Renovation


Darling Point Renovation


darling point apartment

The Darling Point apartment began with the amalgamation of two smaller apartments, both of which were outdated and failed to take advantage of the surrounding view. The result was a light filled apartment with 270 degree views of the harbour, two bedrooms, two studies and three bathrooms with a generous open plan living area. 

The  bold design is a reflection of the owners striking art and furniture collection. The living area is neutral with splashes of colour to link the art and furniture to the architecture. The bathrooms and dressing rooms incorporate a palette of blue and green that are influenced by the views of the harbour. 

Stanmore House


Stanmore House


Stanmore House


BDAA AWARDS 2016

Winner - Residential Alterations/Additions $250,001 - $500,000


This house is located on a narrow block in the inner west of Sydney, set beneath a row of a fig trees to the north that filter the light. The original house was cramped and dark, the low ridge line prohibited any light entering beyond the adjacent canopy.

The design brief was to create a light, open space that responded to the green character of the site and celebrated the filtered light. The narrow site dictated the restrained palette, materiality was kept to a minimum with moments of stark contrast highlighting the length of the site and creating a visual break. A light well and a partially obscured high window draw in light from above the parallel canopy to flood the space with natural light, stark white ceilings and walls disperse the light throughout.

The unconventional roof and ceiling forms produce different spatial arrangements within a single area; creating the sense of a larger, more dynamic space. The roof form is extruded beyond the building as a perforated screen, cut to mimic the light as it penetrates through the trees. The light dances across the room, responding to the sun, wind and trees to enhance the relationship between inside and out.


"We used the services of Nathalie and her team at NS Studio for a large renovation/re-build. Nathalie had some great design ideas that were not even on our radar and we now have a fantastic newly renovated home with amazing architectural designs that provide a real wow factor while still keeping features of the original heritage of our terrace. We would highly recommend Nathalie and her team." 

Elizabeth Bay Apartment


Elizabeth Bay Apartment


Elizabeth Bay Apartment

NSSTUDIO was approached to re-design the interior of a Harry Seidler designed apartment building in Elizabeth Bay. The apartment was endowed with ample natural light and stunning views of Sydney Harbour. The apartment was lacking in storage and didn't allow the client sufficient flexibility to alter or adapt the rooms. The solution focused on integrated joinery with a fold out bed and ample storage. The ability to transform the room from study to guest bedroom creates a flexible space without unnecessary clutter. The project also involves a redesign of the master bedroom, living room and laundry.

Earlwood House


Earlwood House


Earlwood House

The renovation was committed to preserving and integrating the existing cottage into the contemporary extension. This was achieved through the retention of traditional elements, such as the original stove that has been carved into the modern bathroom as a reminder of the properties history. The counterbalanced roof form of the pavilion was determined by the offset hipped roofs on the front facade to reinforce the relationship throughout the dwelling. 


The brief called for a light and open space that contrasted the defined boundaries of the original dwelling. An emphasis on transparency and openness informed the design of the rear boundary that benefits from the interplay of light reflecting from the pool. The lightwell has been positioned to frame the existing jacaranda tree. Internally, a bespoke kitchen with a casual dining table integrated into the benchtop encourages congregation and socialization. 


 

North India Resort


North India Resort


North India ECo Resort

NSSTUDIO has been approached to design an Eco Resort in in Choglamsar, India. The project began as a series of site investigations with NSSTUDIO preparing site assessment reports and design yield analysis.

A site has been selected and NSSTUDIO has commenced initial design drawings and is in conversation with the clients and people on the ground to further develop a schematic design proposal.

Redfern Terrace


Redfern Terrace


Redfern terrace

The Redfern Terrace is a three storey addition to an existing one storey terrace. The addition is offset from the main road, creating a rooftop entertaining area that marries the existing a proposed structures.

Kingsford House


Kingsford House


kingsford house

Rozelle Terrace


Rozelle Terrace


Rozelle terrace

This was a small project with a big impact. By extending the ground plate out from the existing structure, into the rear garden and side passageway the downstairs kitchen could be opened up and flooded with light by running skylights around the perimeter of the existing structure. The success of the project is measured in the transformation of occupancy and utilization of the new kitchen/living/study space, the clients have remarked that it has become the hub of the home.

The relationship with the clients was essential to achieving the strikingly unique outcome with a rich palette of materials and finishes. A desire to avoid any surfaces that are hard underfoot lead us on an investigation for alternative soft flooring, finally we settled on cork for its durability, finish and diverse color choices. A restrained palette of blue, white and timber keeps the space visually balanced whilst avoiding glare and celebrating the material finishes. 

Kalgoolie 2


Kalgoolie 2


Kalgoolie House 2

NSStudio was approached by a couple with significant experience as building developers to sub divide an existing lot and design two standalone dwellings. The site is north facing, yet narrow; the clients engaged NSStudio to ensure that both properties received ample natural light throughout both dwellings. The brief and site required intelligent planning to maximise sun penetration and flexible living.The design mediated the desire to deliver a high end light filled dwelling with the need to stay within the clients set budget for the project.

The project unfolded as a collaboration between the studio and the clients which was an important element of the relationship with the developers who require a degree of control and connection to the project throughout. The outcome was a tremendous success spatially and financially, the clients have since directed additional projects to NSStudio as they want to ensure each new project can achieve the same quality.

THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE


THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE


The House of the Future

 
 

We were asked to develop a concept for 'The house of the future (2040 and beyond)' for the Property Buyer Expo in Sydney, which attracted media attention with Sky News and Sunrise on Channel 7.

The Property Buyer Expo’s house of the future project looks at where we believe housing will be in the year 2040 and beyond. We have used current opinions from around the globe to forecast where each of the key rooms may be heading as well as what we believe will stay the same over the next 23 years or so.  Here is a few examples of what might be coming our way.

Technological advancement and maximising sustainability is the house of the future’s primary focus. Our impact on the planet will be of critical importance in all aspects of our homes and living.

Homes are smaller, space is maximised, and not everyone has a backyard. New buildings and renovations will have energy and technology fully integrated. Solar panels and solar bricks will generate power and energy for each household, this energy will be stored in battery units with any excess sold back to the grid. All water usage will be recycled back through the home. Rooftops are even specifically deigned to incorporate habitats allowing species such as bees to continue to flourish.

Smart wristbands that connect to our homes but also monitor our health, hydration, sleep cycles, nutrition requirements and vitamin levels and for the kids, can even track things like GPS.

Each home will have a central tech unit, that connects all rooms and occupants, it’s MotherHen and is responsible for all the going-ons in the house. MotherHen will monitor energy levels, battery storage,  room temperatures, humidity how many lumens of sunlight enter the house at any given time. MotherHen will know what food you need or order, schedules for everyone and will monitor home security, right down to the facial recognition software scanning and running each face to make sure the person walking to your front door is friendly.

 

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Project Year: 2017

 

Kalgooglie House 1


Kalgooglie House 1


NSStudio was approached by a couple with significant experience as building developers to sub divide an existing lot and design two standalone dwellings. The site is north facing, yet narrow; the clients engaged NSStudio to ensure that both properties received ample natural light throughout both dwellings. The brief and site required intelligent planning to maximise sun penetration and flexible living.The design mediated the desire to deliver a high end light filled dwelling with the need to stay within the clients set budget for the project.

The project unfolded as a collaboration between the studio and the clients which was an important element of the relationship with the developers who require a degree of control and connection to the project throughout. The outcome was a tremendous success spatially and financially, the clients have since directed additional projects to NSStudio as they want to ensure each new project can achieve the same quality.