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An important design criteria for the client of our Tivoli residence is its ability to fully open and shut. The screens at the uppermost level slide open to spectacular harbour views and fully close to provide privacy and security as well as protection from sun and wind. The roof is fully covered in photo-voltaic cells to provide battery-stored energy for daily needs as well as house and pool heating. The house also has recessed external venetian blinds on the mid levels, which can be lowered to close off the house from heat load in summer. ⁠

MHNDU Team: Ann-Elise Hampton, Malka Dinnen, Frankie Kalaitzis and Kevin Ng⁠
Planner: Tony Moody⁠
Builder: Nick Nidzovic⁠
CGI's: @marchenkonovakstudio⁠
Interiors: @lawlessandmeyerson
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Another glimpse of our Rose Bay 'Tivoli' project, visualised by @marchenkonovakstudio. The four-storey structure is layered in bands of stone, concrete and bronzed battens, which articulate change in context and cleverly play with scale. Materials lighten as the house extends upwards, whilst a recessive, stone-plinth ground floor recreation and gym level opens up to an infinity pool and lawn facing the harbour. ⁠

MHNDU Team: Ann-Elise Hampton, Malka Dinnen, Frankie Kalaitzis and Kevin Ng⁠
Planner: Tony Moody⁠
Builder: Nick Nidzovic⁠
CGI's: @marchenkonovakstudio⁠
Interiors: @lawlessandmeyerson
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Introducing 'Tivoli', a waterside residence in Rose Bay, currently under construction. Once housing a small and tired 1980s brick bungalow, the orientation of which didn’t take full advantage of the harbour views, this battle axe lot is accessed via a narrow driveway and down a state-of-the-art car lift from the street. The proposed house design expresses the changing nature of its site as it rises from harbour front rocky crag to sheer cut cliff to floating tree canopy, stepping up the steep landscape of Rose Bay's eastern escarpment.⁠

MHNDU Team: Ann-Elise Hampton, Malka Dinnen, Frankie Kalaitzis and Kevin Ng⁠
Planner: Tony Moody⁠
Builder: Nick Nidzovic⁠
CGI's: @marchenkonovakstudio
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Another image of our North Sydney project, recently approved by the LEC. Looking north, we see the building at the corner of Ben Boyd Road, orienting all apartments towards city and harbour views. Our materiality palette of sandstone for the base, precast concrete and blonde brickwork harmonises the building organically with the streetscape, further aided by our directional external form and draped greenery which is designed to hang over angular balcony edges. ⁠

Client: @podia_⁠
MHNDU Team: Michael Waterman, Stefanie Li, David Hristoforidis⁠
Image: @n_machine
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This week, we are sharing renders of our design for an apartment block in Neutral Bay, recently approved by the LEC. Revealed in this image depicting the south-facing facade, the overall design concept draws inspiration from the immediate topography of the site and its surrounding buildings. Sandstone shelves create a strong stone base, complemented by sweeping horizontal banding extending above, granting the four-per-floor units a generous orientation towards city and harbour views. ⁠

Client: @podia_⁠
MHNDU Team: Michael Waterman, Stefanie Li, David Hristoforidis⁠
Image: @n_machine
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MHNDU are on holidays from Thursday 22 December to Monday 9 January. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Christmas break. ⁠ ...

Another render of our entry to a City of Sydney design competition for a commercial building located on busy Botany Road, Alexandria. Along with the nod to the suburb’s industrial past depicted through the use of red-brick, this image reveals a private, open courtyard space, with a view towards the main lobby and amphitheatre-style seating which continues behind the building. A private through side link was also proposed, which crossed the courtyard, creating a pedestrian passageway between O’Riordan Street to Botany Road. ⁠

MHNDU Team: Jeewon Koo, Liam Hancock, Michael Waterman and Stefanie Li
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This week, we are showcasing our proposal for a City of Sydney Council design competition last year, won by Cox Architects. This render depicts the main frontage of the building, facing Botany Road in Alexandria. Our conceptual focus was contextually driven, designing elements of the structure in reference to the suburb’s industrial heritage, shown here in the saw-tooth roof profile along with the historically-informed red brick used to form the vertical facade. In this design, we sought to weave the building congruously into the existing environment of the busy inner-city road while carving out a distinctive and memorable identity for the structure. ⁠

MHNDU Team: Jeewon Koo, Liam Hancock, Michael Waterman and Stefanie Li
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Another render by @freshimagesvisuals of our recently approved four-storey Vaucluse home. Home to a large paperbark tree in poor condition, we have carried on the legacy of the former tree, replacing it with a well-established native Tuckeroo in the sunken courtyard. ⁠

MHNDU Team: Malwina Wojcik and Kevin Ng⁠
Planner: @gsaplanning⁠
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This week we are revealing renders by @freshimagesvisuals for an impressively scaled home in Vaucluse, recently approved by Woollahra Council. With a three-storey surrounding context, this home capitalises on its sloping site to gain four storeys, all with gun barrel harbour views. ⁠

MHNDU Team: Malwina Wojcik and Kevin Ng ⁠
⁠Planner: @gsaplanning
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