April 2018: Bellevue Hill House IV featured in Houses Magazine

26th April 2018

Our Bellevue Hill House IV has been featured in the April 2018 issue of Houses Magazine. Two large protected jacaranda trees sit on the long sloping site, which are central to the architectural design, both in concept and physical placement of the actual building. The house is formed from a large volume which is carved into at various levels to both embrace and reflect the curvature of the tree canopy. A generous double-height living area fills the house with natural light while overlooking the jacaranda and treeline beyond.

Sing d’Arcy writes:

With a form derived from the welcome intrusion of two jacaranda trees and a focus on ease of mobility, this large but nuanced house is an exemplar of complex architectural problem-solving.

More photos of the house can be viewed here.

The Griffiths Teas Apartments have been shortlisted in the 2018 National Trust Heritage Awards under Adaptive Re-use. Entrants for the awards include local governments, community groups, practices and individuals. Entries can incorporate areas of education and research, restoration of objects, architectural re-invigoration, documentaries, regeneration of the environment and advocates. We are grateful to have been recognised on the shortlist alongside several other excellent projects.