House Elysium by Studio Prineas

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Location: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia

Area: 339 m2

Year: 2015



Architects: Architect Prineas

Photography © Chris Warnes



The brief – Reinvent a grand Victorian-era terrace to shift the main formal living areas from the front of the home to the more relaxed and private rear garden, one level below the street. Extend this new living space and open up the back two floors to the outdoors, and can you re-landscape the gardens while you’re there? And add a rear garage with a studio above it?

The result – The original home is now a sophisticated urban retreat suited to a busy 21st century family. A new multi-level plywood extension inserted into the main rear living room proudly distinguishes old from new and connects several levels of the house to the garden for the very first time.

A mirrored box containing an ensuite, inserted into what was formerly a second bedroom, which is still resplendent with its original Victorian ceiling and floor details, exemplifies our contemporary-meets-classic approach.

The feeling: Generous, inviting, surprising and with the new garden outlook, ultimately happy.

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Eva-Marie Prineas
Principal

Eva-Marie Prineas founded Studio Prineas in 2004. Her background and passion for heritage conservation and sustainable design forms the basis of the Studio Prineas philosophy of understanding and adapting places that are already special.

Eva-Marie’s award-winning approach to design stems from an intuitive understanding of what to keep and what to cleverly adapt in her projects. She prides herself on her studio’s collaborative skills and personally invests in client relationships to ensure each project is a combined effort with a shared vision.

Eva-Marie was a co-founder of DARCH – the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) group for emerging architects, and maintains a role as guest critic at the University of Sydney. She is also an examiner for the architects’ registration exam at the NSW Board of Architects. In 2007 Eva-Marie was elected onto the NSW Chapter Council for the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and has continued to contribute to numerous juries including the AIA Awards.


CONTACT

Studio 504
19a Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia

+61 2 9332 2006
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House. Koller by Architect Prineas


Location: Earlwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Year: 2014


Architects: Architect Prineas

Photography © Chris Warnes



‘House. Koller’ is a renovation and extension for a Swiss couple and their two children. For them, the choice of timber was a nostalgic one. The new timber pavilion plays with traditional Swiss building methods. It serves as a little reminder of the couple’s childhood memories in Switzerland. The traditional shiplap cladding plays against the contemporary form – a tactile container for contemporary living. Between the timber extension and existing house is a smooth transition that takes full advantage of the sunlight. It has plenty of openings and provides a visual, and at times, direct connection to the garden. The families Swiss heritage is carried into the renovated spaces, where traditional timber details are treated with a contemporary sensibility – hearths, picture rails or floorboards are painted white or lime-washed and sit comfortably alongside the contemporary pavilion.

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Architect Prineas


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Eva-Marie 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.

Team


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Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia
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Nano Pad by Architect Prineas

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Location: Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Size: 22 m2


AWARDS

Longlisted in WAN Awards  /  Categories 2017  /  Small Spaces



Architects: Architect Prineas

Photography: © Chris Warnes


Nano Pad is an interior architecture project within a 22 sqm Art Deco Studio Apartment in Sydney’s inner city. The project was designed as short stay accommodation, as an alternative to short comings of existing “design hotels” in Sydney.

The existing studio was compromised by poor planning with a comparatively over-sized and under utilised entry and lack of defined spaces. The design is conceived around a contemporary plywood insertion that sits within the existing fabric of the apartment. A definitive change in level created by the bed platform and its associated joinery establishes a threshold and visual distinction between the living and sleeping zones of the studio, while maximising opportunities for storage and space.

The insertion allows the original Art Deco structure to be maintained. The use of lime-washed ply is punctuated by black steel details. Bespoke mirrors feature blackened steel frames with curved edges that act as contemporary iterations of the Deco Style. This curve is mimicked in the hanging rails.

The planning of this space allows a number of functions to take place within the 22 sqm studio to provide a short stay that feels like home.

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Architect Prineas


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Eva-Marie Prineas
Principal

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.

Team


CONTACT

Studio 504
19a Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia
T +612 9332 2006


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Allen Key House/Architect Prineas

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Location: Sydney NSW, Australia

Area: 220.0 m2

Year: 2016


Architects: Architect Prineas

Photography: © Chris Warnes


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“Allen Key House” is a renovation to the rear of a 1930s Californian Bungalow, located in Sydney’s leafy North Shore.

The brief was to reconfigure the existing house, creating generous kitchen and living spaces with a connection to the garden.

The rear addition is connected to the original dwelling via a small link, distinguishing between the old and new. The link creates two internal courtyards that serve the ensuite and study.

Faced with an extremely tight budget, the design started with a shed-like structure that would be simple to build. Ways to bring in light were explored through the manipulation of the roof. The highlight windows draw views of the treetops into the kitchen and living areas, creating a strong connection between the interior and leafy surrounds.

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Eva-Marie 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.


CONTACT

Studio 504
19a Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia
T +612 9332 2006


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House Breeze Block by Architect Prineas

 

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Localisation: Lane Cove, Australia


Architects: Architect Prineas

Project Team Leader: Eva-Marie Prineas
Project Team: Luisa Campos

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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.

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Architect Prineas


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Eva-Marie Prineas
Principal

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.


CONTACT

Architect Prineas

Studio 504
19a Boundary Street
Rushcutters Bay
NSW 2011 Australia
T +612 9332 2006


VISIT

Architect Prineas