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JUO capability statement
Our social media presence might not reflect our past month, but the studio has been in overdrive churning out some exciting new projects. We will be sharing them with you all over the coming months. But, in the meantime, check out our updated Capability Statement which is now available to view online and tell us what you think =)

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+ Lake Street, Perth
+ $500,000
+ 177m2
+ 2010-2013
+ Full design service

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The existing single storey semi-detached residence was an old brick and metal roofed house in the Federation Italianate style constructed in 1903. The integrity of the original structure was very high, with only minor improvements to the rear of the property since its original construction. The intention of the design was to restore and celebrate the character of the existing residence, while adding a modern extension to the rear to create an architecturally appealing 3 bedroom home.

The extent of new works was designed to create clear separation and distinction between the old and new, while maintaining the character of the area and the low height profile of the street. The old and new structures are articulated through contrasting materials and a change in level helping to distinguish the morphosis from one space to the next.

A dislocated white box hovers in the air, providing shading to the fully glazed ground floor living spaces, which have been aligned with the existing house and orientated to take advantage of the northern aspect while flowing out unto a sun-filled courtyard space.

A separate form abuts the rear right of way to house a garage which also provides a much desired roof deck off the master bedroom upstairs with city views. Fixed aluminium vertical louvres to the master bedroom windows and structured planting around the deck help to provide visual privacy.

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This happened last night…received the Conservation and Restoration Merit Award at the City of Perth Heritage Awards 2014 for out Trades Hall project πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸ† #juo #design #interiordesign #interiorarchitecture #interior #award #heritage #heritageperth #conservation #restoration #cityofperth #tradeshall (at City of Perth)

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Thanks Austim! We had a great night #austim #sponsor #aia #aiawa #awards #architectureawards #crown (at Crown Casino Grand Ballroom, Bridal Expo)

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Secreterrier disagrees…she prefers this carpet thanks #selectingfinishes #juo #design #interiordesign #office #fitout #carpet #carpettiles #secreterrier #westie (at JUO)

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Got our copy of the City of Perth’s ‘Heritage News’ only to find an article on our Trades Hall project inside 😊 #juo #design #interiordesign #tradeshall #heritage #perth #cityofperth #perthheritage #restoration #renovation #history #commercial #office #fitout #beaufortst #mainlinerestoration #lightingoptions #lighting #externallighting (at JUO)

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Got our copy of the City of Perth’s ‘Heritage News’ only to find an article on our Trades Hall project inside 😊 #juo #design #interiordesign #tradeshall #heritage #perth #cityofperth #perthheritage #restoration #renovation #history #commercial #office #fitout #beaufortst #mainlinerestoration #lightingoptions #lighting #externallighting (at JUO)

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kmc house

commercial office

+ 110 Stirling Highway, Nedlands
+ $1,150,000
+ 438m2
+ 2012-2014Β 
+ Full design service

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Addressing our client’s space requirements for their expanding business, KMC House is a unique commercial development on busy Stirling Highway restoring the existing turn-of-the-century cottage on the site and adding a dislocated floating box to the rear which encloses a contemporary open plan office layout. The design balances the programmatic requirements of the brief, whilst minimising the cost and scale of construction in an architecturally considered solution.

The width of the proposed additions relates to the width of the existing cottage so that the two masses can sit in harmony on the site, whilst also offering a buildable and cost effective structural solution with the load of the first floor being transferred directly down through columns which align with the proposed car bay layout and allow access via a driveway on the east side.

The material selection for the floating box was based on colour, texture, buildability and cost effectiveness. The charcoal coloured cladding created a clear contrast to the existing whilst creating a rhythmic pattern across the facades of the box. Openings work with the cladding modules with perforated metal sunshading devices employed to the north and east openings which reduce glare and heat gain and match the playful teal features of KMC House.

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Received this beautiful Alessi bird whistle kettle from one of our loveliest clients…we just need a permanent kitchen to use it in now, haha #juo #design #client #gift #alessi #birdwhistle #kettle #spoilt #needakitchen (at JUO)

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We are very pleased to have received a Highly Commended award for Architecture Single Residence Australia at the Asia Pacific Property 2014 Awards for our Breust Residence project πŸŽ‰πŸ‘ #juo #design #buildingdesign #interiordesign #architecture #award #residential #asiapacific #australianarchitecture #breustresidence

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veiled house
residential additions

+ Perth
+ $615,000
+ 205m2
+ 2013-present
+ Full design service

Veiled House is a contemporary extension to a 1913 cottage on an inner city block designed to convert the former worker’s cottage into a family home. The aesthetic strategy was for the additions to be in contrast to the existing cottage with clear separation between the new and old. A glass linkway flanked by landscaping separates the structures, with the old red face brickwork set off by the charcoal face brickwork of the new.

With the long axis of this site facing west, and the short axis facing north, the spaces were stacked behind the existing cottage across the short width of the site in order to face north exclusively. This led to a courtyard arrangement, with a single storey garage structure on the rear boundary so as not to obscure too much winter sunlight entering the interior spaces of the main house. The proportions of building mass not only supported a passive solar design response, but also complemented the scale of the existing cottage.

To help break down the mass of the two-storey addition, and to enhance privacy of the first floor bedrooms, a veil of fixed aluminium angles in purple tones accentuate the form of the first floor which has been skewed to take greater advantage of the northern aspect. This skewed angle also provides an overhang to the ground floor glazing, protecting the interior from the summer sun. The first floor windows utilise horizontal and vertical sunshading devices to protect the glass from the north and west in summer, whilst allowing sun penetration in winter. These openings have also been located to promote cross-ventilation. The staircase void was located on the west boundary to protect the two storey volume from excess heat gain during summer, and to act as a chimney allowed hot air to rise up and escape.

The garage structure on the northern boundary has large expanses of glass facing south – mimicking the openings to the open plan area on the other side of the courtyard – doubling as a vintage car display whilst creating a pleasant workspace within the garage. The garage structure houses a planted roof, designed to reduce stormwater run-off and glare to the first floor bedrooms, and to keep the garage interior well insulated whilst providing a pleasant landscape that can be seen from the first floor as well as from surrounding properties.

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Yeeha! Our first award for 2014 #juo #interiordesign #interiorfitout #shopfitoutoftheyear #cordingleys #surfshop #scarborough #surfandskate #award #australiansurfindustryawards #sbia (at Cordingley’s Surf City)

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Great party last night to celebrate Lighting Options’ fourth birthday #lighting #lightingoptions #matisse #scarborough #poolparty #birthday #LED #LEDlighting #palmtree (at Matisse Beach Club, Scarborough)