A study in Radburn planning

That’s a wrap on site for this courtyard gem! Sitting within one of the Radburn town planning areas of Curtin, the home has two key frontages which were carefully considered during the early design stages: the oval and green space, which formed the original ‘front yard’ within the planning scheme, and the rear street. Here is an interesting article on Radburn planning by the ABC, which discusses the planning approach in more depth. Keep reading →

A new courtyard home in Curtin!

Sutton and Horsley are tantalisingly close to practical completion on a new courtyard house designed by Philip Leeson Architects, on a Mr Fluffy site in Curtin, ACT. This project creates a double fronted home with private courtyard spaces within and frontages to both the neighbouring open space as well as the street. Keep reading →

Construction is underway in Hall!

This country cottage project with a modern twist is starting to take shape in Hall, as the framing goes up and early spring shadows filter in. High ceilings with double height spaces and a bold monolithic form with great northern sun externally characterise the design. We’ll keep you posted as construction progresses on site!

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Snorkel House

Here are a couple of streetscape photos of our recently completed Snorkel House on a sunny Canberran spring morning! There will be more photos to come later in the year of this neat little alterations and additions project for a young family in the inner north. Keep reading →

Narrabundah House nears completion

Endeavour Joinery have been busy fitting off their cabinetry, including the beautiful entry screen at our Narrabundah House project. Our builders Sutton and Horsley are putting in the final touches including the paved entry and patios, and we have an excited client looking forward to the prospect of moving into their new home! Keep reading →

Award Winning Chowne Street House at 2018 AIA (ACT) Awards

The Chowne Street House by Philip Leeson Architects was the fortunate recipient of The Gene Willsford Award for Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) on Saturday evening at the 2018 ACT Australian Institute of Architecture awards. The project was also generously awarded The Pamille Berg Award for Art in Architecture, for the artwork by artist Ham Darroch on the rear block work wall. The artwork captures the spirit of the era in which the original house had been constructed, as well as reflecting the contemporary layer of work by Philip Leeson Architects. Keep reading →