Thursday, 19 March 2020

forest lodge studio

Another garage studio. This one in a heritage conservation area in Forest Lodge.

Squeezing as much in on a narrow site as possible. Plugged in between an existing 2 storey garage studio on one side and an approved (but not built yet) similar one on the other side. Simple but neat and cost effective....

existing terrace group

new studio attached
tight open plan layout
nicely repetitive streetscape

ducking under low planes while keeping your toes above the flood waters

Secondary dwellings above rear lane garages are all the rage now. A neat way to increase density and get more living space for extended family or rental income. Here's one we had approved recently. Still to be built.

Small projects still require the same complex raft of documents required by larger ones. This site in Mascot was even more so being under a flight path and in a flood prone area.

The budget wasn't huge so we went for simple modern shapes with relatively inexpensive materials. More to go into insulation and sound attenuation.

existing rear lane garage.


new double garage and studio


rear yard view