What will happen to our roads when reliance on cars starts dropping away? We spoke with 100’s of Sydney-siders to tap into our collective imagination. Here is what they told us. The collective imagination island: Local farmers, artisan and garage-sale markets. Music in the streets. Public rock climbing gyms. Petting zoos. Urban farming. Public baths. […]

This is a removable structure that is inserted into a rarely-used balcony to create a child friendly urban space in Newtown. It is designed to create a variety of seating, interaction and play options for a father and his son. New games can be invented. The sand-pit can be converted to another flower bed when […]

For this rear extension within an eastern suburb, we are making iterative models to explore how form can break away, transform, merge, match, and become something beautiful and new. The way that new built fabric converses with existing built fabric (and environmental and cultural characteristics that exist within a place) is a primary focus of […]

The designs explore the atmospheric power of light and darkness, borrowed space, layers of privacy, and materiality, to create two textured urban dwellings in Newtown. A challenge was to improve upon the conventional terrace house type and to work within two very narrow and long sites. Below is a (very tiny) preview into the often […]

We are designing an extension to a Pettit + Sevitt architecturally designed project home conceived of by Ken Woolley AM (who, by the way, critiqued Vesna Trobec’s work when she was a Masters student at Sydney University). When an architect designs modifications to another architects work, it takes place like a conversation. In this case, it is a non […]

We will publish images of the process here as we explore the spatial potential of the Sydney terrace house. Contributors to this process are Russell Rodrigo, Min W Dark, and Vesna Trobec.

STUDIO TROBEC have been commissioned to extend the existing house down-wards opening up new possibilities for how the family could interact with each other and the contoured gardens of their property. Images from the process (Sketch Design):

STUDIO TROBEC have been commissioned to transform an existing mixed-use podiatry practice and home in an eastern suburb of Sydney. With a 1m intervention and a few internal changes, what is now a 1 bedroom house will become home to a growing family and business. Watch this space for updates on the design process.

The design of the studio at the back of a cottage in Balmain has been finalised and lodged to council. The design provides our clients with more versatile options for their future living arrangements and those of their adult children. The brief was to replace the existing carport with a new studio containing a place for living, sleeping and entertaining, as well […]

TROBEC – CHIU have been commissioned to design an alterations & addition at the front of an existing property in Kogarah. We will update this section as we progress through the project.

TROBEC – CHIU will soon send the design for two houses side-by-side on a triangular corner site in a northern suburb of Sydney out to council. The houses support multi-generational living, fit in beautifully with the local context, and promote a healthy lifestyle for its occupants. At the centre of each house there is a […]

The design brief was to transform the ‘closed in’ balcony of the converted apartment into an outdoor area where the surrounding views could be properly enjoyed by a father and his son. The deck creates playful seating, viewing and socialising options. There is a grand seating space (a ‘throne’) where shelter and aspect are combined […]