DARCH Tour of Doorzien House

On the weekend, Bijl Architecture welcomed a group of DARCH EmAGN (Emerging Architects and Graduates Network) members for a construction tour through Bijl Architecture's Doorzien House in North Sydney's Kirribilli. 

Doorzien House tour. Photo: Melonie Bayl-Smith

Doorzien House tour. Photo: Melonie Bayl-Smith

Scheduled for completion in April 2017, the project is an architectural reworking of an existing semi with spectacular views of the harbour, featuring a series of key design highlights including glass floors and a large wall installation in the stair by ceramicist Nat Rosin. 

The tour was led by Bijl Architecture's Melonie Bayl-Smith and Andrew Lee, as well as Peter Zammit from SKOPE Constructions, Damian Hadley from Cantilever Consulting Engineers and Rob Loughman from Ground Ink landscape architects.

It was exciting to share the project with an interested and enthusiastic bunch of young architects, engineers and builders – apparently DARCh are so keen they are already pencilling in a second tour once the project is completed next year.

Doorzien House under construction. Photo: Penny Craswell

Doorzien House under construction. Photo: Penny Craswell