Vesna Trobec collaborated with Min W Dark, Langzi Chiu, and Chris L Smith, on the design of the Super Mini House. Their project was selected as an international finalist from amongst 100’s of entries. when folded  tataMi house is a home for nomadic and mobile futures. tataMi house is towed by a tata ‘nano’ car to whatever available […]

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.

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.

Elizabeth Farrelly (architecture critic, columnist, author) wrote a compelling article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald on the Tiny House Movement, quoting “the enchanting tataMI house” for “nomadic and mobile futures” designed by Chris L Smith, Min W Dark, Langzi Chiu, and Vesna Trobec (STUDIO TROBEC). With the high cost of housing in Sydney and the tremendous capacity […]

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 […]

RAWArchitects were invited to submit a scheme for Zetland, which Vesna was on the team to help develop. It is a housing project that proposes new configurations of collective space in the heart of the changing suburb. The project will make a contribution to the character and vitality of this urban renewal area and provide Sydney with much needed housing stock close to areas of […]

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.

At the back of a property in Balmain the owners have decided to get better use out of their property by adapting it to the current and future needs of their family. The existing carport will be demolished and replaced with a small live-in studio, workshop and new enclosed car space. The brief is to maintain […]

A duplex design for two families, each with a series of high quality, bright, ventilated and healthy spaces, has been lodged to council with construction to begin in 2015. Each duplex has its own internal courtyard with the main internal spaces openable up to it. There is the potential to create a large number of spatial configurations, making this […]

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 […]

TROBEC – CHIU have designed a new “house” for the Prime Minister of Australia. The form of the headland is preserved so that the rich experience of walking along its main ridge-line is not diminished; there is not a manicured green but the natural plateau lends itself as the space for outdoor functions while remaining versatile […]

TROBEC – CHIU have been commissioned to design a site specific shelter on top of a hill south of Mission Beach in Far North Queensland. Our priority is to make the basic aspects of living as enjoyable as possible: sleeping, resting, cooking, eating, washing, connecting, and hosting occasional guests. The clients want a minimal structure, […]