This Month @home Visits Lilyfield

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Book earlybird tickets now for this months @home visit to Raven House in Lilyfield NSW. Taking place on Sunday 21 March, meet the architect Melonie Bayl-Smith, Director and Principal Architect of Bijl Architecture.

Designed as a new house for a young family, this generous new dwelling slots between its older neighbours with sensitivity and confidence.

Bookended by a busy intersection and transport node at the street front and with an enormous rockface stepping up at the rear, the topography and site character presented an excellent opportunity for a layered, form-led design and material approach. This dovetails with the design considerations for long term habitation and flexibility, the dwelling balancing many different potential futures with the robust demands placed upon it by contemporary family life.

Raven House is a home that shelters, centres, and celebrates family and foundation. It is revealed gradually through level changes and materiality: vertical and horizontal layers of brick, rock, metal, glass, and timber screening.

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Bijl Architecture was established in 2012 by architect Melonie Bayl-Smith and is the recipient of numerous architecture and construction industry awards.

The practice has worked on a variety of projects including work across residential, interiors, commercial and public sectors, with a focus on a collaborative approach to each project working closely with clients, consultants and builders.

Bijl Architectures practice is guided by the belief that architecture must improve our comfort and connections: to each other, to ourselves, and to future generations. They seek to create designs that bring enduring surprise and delight.

Location: Lilyfield, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Session 1: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
Session 2: 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Date: Sunday 21 March 2021
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this private residence, numbers are limited.
Book your place on the tour, click here.

Please Note:
To protect your health, you will be required to wear a face mask during the tour.

  • Article: Annette Dearing & Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Raven House designed by Bijl Architecture (Photographer: Tom Ferguson).

In Review: The Dover Heights Walk

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An overcast and rainy day did not dampen the enthusiasm of the attendees to the launch of AAA’s newest walking tour of Dover Heights.

Tour guide and architect Ben Gerstel led the group on a two hour walk through the residential streets of this clifftop suburb which is filled with many architectural delights. 


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