A blog/ about architecture


Exciting new projects nearing completion

Between June and August we are anticipating four new projects will reach completion. Each of them will be exploring new materials and building techniques.  Below are some preview photos of one new house design in Rostrevor. This environmentally sustainable design has used a new profile of corrugated metal cladding as it’s external walling material. The product is called Mid Orb. Its profile is in…

Energy homes and sustainable living

Sustainable homes are Warwick O’ Brien Architects' passion and commitment to the preservation of the natural environment. We have been working in this arena for over twenty five years. Sustainable living involves a commitment to the concept of sustainable architecture by the home buyer. They become an ongoing participant of its benefits into the future through saving on energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions whilst…

House plans to each individual client

Warwick O'Brien Architects floor plans are unique to each individual client. This is because each client brings with them unique personalities, lifestyles, site conditions and budgets. The resolution of these elements therefore results in bespoke new homes in every instance. Warwick O'Brien Architects' homes are energy efficient homes. – that’s what we do! A perception exists that green homes are synonymous with low tech.…

House designs and custom design homes

House plans by Warwick O'Brien Architects are different from those you may see from those offered by the major builders. Woba designs are bespoke. They are not a set of standard plans from which to make a selection. Warwick O'Brien Architects floor plans are crafted to your specific requirements. They will always address:• your design brief• sustainable principles• site attributes• creative and efficient outcomes Sustainable…

Modern homes and interior architecture

New home designs, as distinct from the more traditional house plans of our colonial past, are reflecting a more casual lifestyle by creating greater open planning, together with the introduction of light and larger volume of space. Home buyers are also asking for “wow factor” which is present in the home décor of many new houses being built on new housing estates. Warwick O'Brien…

Interior Architecture

Interior design is an intrinsic part of the holistic design process of each Warwick O'Brien Architects bespoke project. Generally Warwick O'Brien Architects' approach to interiors is to allow the walls and ceiling to reflect as much light as possible so as to minimise the use of artificial lighting and therefore save energy. In these instances the furniture, soft furnishings, objects and paintings e.t.c. Provide…

Home designs in Adelaide

It is very tempting to go to a builder and look through a portfolio of house designs to choose the plan that appeals to you the most. It’s the easy and least painful way to go … but it’s also the least conscious way to go! The first thing you will probably realise that none of the standard house designs perfectly suit your family…

Design you own home - the correct way

You may think this is easy – after all builders produce plans and they aren’t trained in design, so why shouldn’t we be able to do the same. Well, yes you could probably match the quality of a builder without training or experience, but is that really design? Because an untrained person is not working in the industry regularly, it is virtually impossible to…

Livibility

If we sit down and think about the state of the world and our place within it, I think we would all agree that the planet, and most of us within it, is under considerable stress. In personal terms, there are financial stresses and uncertainty, marital and family pressures and uncertainty about employment or business stability. In planetary terms there are all kinds of…