Localisation: Lane Cove, Australia
Architects: Architect Prineas
Project Team Leader: Eva-Marie Prineas
Project Team: Luisa Campos
Photographer: Katherine Lu
The Breeze Block House was redesigned for modern living, while maintaining its original charm. Its plan was re-organised internally to create a more contemporary open plan. The connection to the outside was reconsidered, adding decks to the rear living space and main bedroom which provide private outdoor transitions from inside to out. A new carport structure with an extra bathroom and secure storage in the garden doubles as an entertaining and play area.
All images courtesy of Architect Prineas
Eva-Marie Prineas founded Architect Prineas in 2004. As the Principal Architect, she is a quick problem solver with an ability to make things happen.
Her early career began at Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners, where an exposure to Heritage Conservation areas set the foundation to Architect Prineas’ philosophy on adapting and understanding places that are already special. She also worked at Environa Studio, a practice focusing on sustainable buildings and landscapes, and later co-founded and directed The Superstudio, before starting her own practice.
Outside of practising architecture, Eva-Marie is frequently involved with the industry. She was one of the founders of DARCH – the Australian Institute of Architects group for emerging architects and maintains a role as guest critic at the University of Sydney. Eva-Marie is also an examiner for the architects registration exam at the NSW Board of Architects. In 2007 she was elected onto the NSW Chapter Council for the RAIA and has continued to contribute to numerous juries since, including the Institute of Architects Awards in 2006 and 2013.
Eva-Marie possesses a balanced and organised disposition. Her career is held steady by her family-orientated and active lifestyle. Her well-grounded attitude and values on quality extend to all aspects of her life.
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