Pictured above is an image from the early Concept Design stage as the two design firms collaborate to re-think the existing interior spaces of a terrace house in Paddington. More updates on the design process coming soon.

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.

The new roof will improve the existing home by bringing in healthier light and air-flow, re-working spatial hierarchies to improve them, and by extending the living spaces upwards for a growing family. These models are some very early experiments by Michelle.

What is the minimal intervention that will create the biggest change to how an office works? STUDIO TROBEC have been commissioned to come up with strategies that re-think how the community organisation will work as it grows and inhabits various council-owned buildings. Their mission is to “pursue our vision of a fair society based upon […]

We were asked to re-design the front of a house due to the existing major structural problems and used the opportunity to add to & improve the spaces. The re-design of the sun-room will transform the existing storage room into a private and bright new study + guest room, and improve the spatial ambiance of the existing master […]

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 […]

A ceramics artist has commissioned us to design a small ceramics school on her property that sits dramatically on the edge of Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park. She will begin taking classes upon construction completion in the earlier part of 2014.

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 is designing the sets for a new production by Australian actor/director/writer Nicholas Hope together with Tom A Rivard.

The Education Faculty at the University of Sydney commissioned us to design concepts for their new Educational Design Research Room. For what is to be an inspirational learning environment, the challenge was to create a sense of intellectual and creative freedom in a room with no windows. By abstracting ‘nature’ using light and organic form […]