Brick Box Conversion into Open and Light Dwelling


The Davidson project involved the conversion of a humble single storey ‘brick box’ into an open and light dwelling, taking full advantage of the north aspect and better connecting with the private outdoor areas of the site.

The Team at Hobbs Jamieson Architecture concentrated on shifting and improving the visibility of the entry to the home and capitalising on the aspect. This allowed for a comfortable massing of new forms using the original structure as the base. The upper level turns itself 90° to the existing building and opens itself up to the north with the use of Breezway Louvre Windows for natural light and ventilation.

The result is an articulated home that announces itself to the street with its strong forms yet rests comfortably within the leafy context of Davidson through its material use and scale.

“Adam and the team at HJA were able to take our thoughts and realise them in a striking, versatile home that suits our lifestyle and will effectively adapt to our changing needs as our family grows. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.” Rolf Krolke, Homeowner

Architect: Adam Hobbs
Company: Hobbs Jamieson Architecture
Tel: 02 9948 3807