All Rights Reserved Nath Rankothge Architect & Associates (AUS & SL)

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Previous Experience


At Andrew Burns Architects

2008-2011


Contract value of works involved $400,000 - $8million.


www.andrewburns.net.au

Australia House
Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Built (2012)

Competition First Place - Chaired by Architect Tadao Ando

2013 Jørn Utzon Award for International Architecture
http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#Australia-House-Japan

 

Project Description
Australia House (2011-2012) is a gallery, studio and atelier in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.  The original building collapsed in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The building is part of a 10 year regenerative process for the Echigo-Tsumari region. Through interaction with artists from other places, the inhabitants’ consciousness is meant to be awakened so that strength for a new beginning can come from their own culture and local traditions.

 

The design proposal received first place from 154 professional entrants in a design competition (2011) chaired by Tadao Ando and has been built on behalf of the Australian Embassy. The proposed building alternates between a familiar domestic presence and that of an art object. The interiors form a large ‘perception device’, heightening views of the surrounding landscape and creating opportunities for art installation.

 

Project Size / Value
130m2; $450,000

 

Project Involvement

Conceptual development and schematic design - Preliminary investigations and proposal, including 3D modelling and rendering (2011).

 

 

 

Lilyfield House
Lilyfield, NSW, Australia
Built (2010)

http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#Lilyfield-House

 

Project Description
The Lilyfield House (2009- 2010) involved a contemporary addition to the rear of a semi-detached inner city cottage. The major intention of the project was to create an open rear living and dining space articulated with window seats and door/window conditions that connect to a generous garden. The extension of a ‘service’ edge from inside to outside provides laundry, WC, bathroom, garden storage and drying areas. The rear wall incorporating a steel frame and louvre system, together with joinery and a minimal stair were critical detail explorations.

 

Project Size / Value
170m2; $600,000

 

Project Involvement

Conceptual / schematic design; Contract/construction documentation - Responsible for the entire drawing set; Contract administration - Assistant during site visits.

 

 

 

University of Technology Sydney Podium Competition
Sydney, NSW, Australia
http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#UTS-Podium

 

Project Description
The UTS Podium scheme (2009) envisaged a new podium for the existing tower building on Broadway, Sydney. The scheme created a stepping geometry, reconciling the irregular shape of the site. The proposal inverted the materiality of the tower; replacing the solid bands of concrete and small bands of glazing with more generous bands of glazing, separated by slender bands of concrete. An internal atrium was created with the form of an inverted pyramid, engaging with the stepping form of the existing podium.

 

Project Value
$100million

 

Project Involvement

Conceptual and schematic development; 2D drawings for competition panels - Axonometric, Sections.

 

 

 

Hawkesbury House
Hawkesbury River, NSW, Australia
Built (2012)

http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#Karinya

 

Project Description
Karinya (2009-2012) is a house set high above the Hawkesbury River. The project is a synthesis of landscape and abstraction. Large masonry walls frame views, control levels and mediate the natural topography of the site. The house is at the intersection of the two major walls, and the studio is a secondary structure, set below the level of the lawn and enjoying a position of stillness. A long, low retaining wall runs between the two structures, creating a ‘perfected’ level lawn and censoring out the middle ground to bring the valley into focus.

 

Project Size / Value
480m2; $1.2million

 

Project Involvement

Conceptual development and schematic design - Preliminary design strategies (2009-2010).

 

 

 

Balmain House

Balmain, NSW, Australia
Built (2010)

http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#Balmain-House

 

Project Description
Balmain House (2009 - 2010) focused on alterations to the rear of a typical inner city worker’s cottage. Rather than increasing floorspace, the intention of the project was to improve the quality of existing spaces. This was achieved by a raised ceiling, large format sliding doors with highlight glazing and generous eaves, and a deck area connecting to the rear garden. Joinery was carefully integrated within the perimeter of the room.

 

Project Size / Value
175m2; $400,000

 

Project Involvement
Documentation - Joinery and wet areas; Contract administration - Assistant during site visits.

 

 

 

Erskineville House
Erskineville, NSW, Australia
Built (2010)

http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#Erskineville-House

 

Project Description
Erskineville House (2009 - 2010) consisted of a reworking of a terrace house on a tight urban site. Given the site’s narrow dimension of 3.9m, the design emphasized the sense of length and height, overcoming the limitations of width. A dynamic space at the centre of the dwelling integrates stair, storage, bridge, void, window seat and garden to provide natural light, amenity to create a place of rest. Gardens and timber screens are used throughout.

 

Project Size / Value
131m2; $600,000

 

Project Involvement
Schematic design.

 

 

 

Haberfield House
Haberfield, NSW, Australia
Built (2010)

http://www.andrewburns.net.au/#Haberfield-House

 

Project Description
Haberfield House (2009 - 2010) consisted of major alterations to a large 1904 federation dwelling, a heritage listed display home from the prized ‘Stanton Estate’. The project created additional bedrooms, an updated living/dining/kitchen space and improved connections to the rear garden. Materials were employed to create consistency with the original dwelling, yet treated in a contemporary manner. The sensitivity of the design meant that the project obtained planning approval in rapid time, unusual for such heritage proposals.

 

Project Size / Value
175m2; $400,000

 

Project Involvement
Contract/construction documentation - Responsible for the entire drawing set; Contract administration - Assistant during site visits.

 

 

 

Self Care Apartments
Mona Vale, NSW, Australia

 

Project Description
This project was handed to us by the developer, following DA approval, seeking major design changes. We were responsible for a Section 96 approval, Construction Certificate, construction documentation, contract administration during construction and marketing plans. The site is positioned adjacent and overlooks the fairways and greens of Mona Vale Golf Course in Sydney’s highly sought after Northern Beaches. It incorporates fifteen boutique and spacious two bedroom apartments designed for the over-55s market.

 

Project Size / Value
1,700m2; $8million

 

Project Involvement
Adjustment to general arrangement drawings (plans, sections, elevations) for Section 96 approvals, 1:20 wall sections and 1:5 details for construction documentation, and adjustments to marketing plans.