Take two busy architects, mix with a speculative townhouse they call their own, throw in their sustainable practice ideas, and some kids, and what do you get? Stage after stage of renovations and a fertile testing ground for some intriguing design experiments. Welcome to the house of PHOOEY Architects.
… “It’s a work in progress,” says Peter. He estimates that six stages of the twelve stage renovations have been completed … One of the first stages of the renovation was the reworking of the kitchen. Using the carcass of the original joinery, the kitchen was relocated to one side of the space … Beams in the ceiling above the kitchen and living areas are arranged in a herringbone design, creating a warehouse effect, while spotted gum plywood flooring adds a slightly worn patina … Small hatches in the stairwell open to reveal windows into a bathroom and main bedroom. The hatches allow glimpses into different parts of the house and create cross ventilation …
Crafti, S (2009), ‘Work in Progress’, Houses, Issue 65, pp 32-33.