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AAA Self Drive tour: At Home (NSW)

Australian Architecture Association

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEDT)

AAA Self Drive tour: At Home (NSW)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early Bird Public Dec 1, 2019 A$35.00 A$2.83
Public Not Started A$45.00 A$3.32

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Steel Gable House - Abbotsford

Come and enjoy the final At Home for 2019 as we will be opening Steel Gable House which is a new family home designed by Hamish Watt Architect in collaboration with Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio. Envisaged as an architect’s home for life – the project was driven to challenge the convention of a typical four-bedroom suburban house. 

Hamish Watt is an Associate Partner with globally renowned architectural practice Foster + Partners and is currently responsible for delivering Lendlease Circular Quay - a fifty-five storey commercial tower and public plaza that once completed, will set a new benchmark for high-rise workplace design in Sydney. While still on assignment in China with Foster + Partners, Hamish and his wife purchased a charming weatherboard cottage on a compact suburban site overlooking the Parramatta River. Having only limited prior experience of residential architecture, the personal journey of designing ‘a home for life’ proved to be his most challenging and rewarding project to date.

Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio was formed in 2013 and based in Sydney, the studio offers a full range of architecture and interior design services and operates within a wide spectrum of site, budget, social/cultural and planning control frameworks.Their aim is to respond to every new set of requirements in a practical and custom-designed way, while achieving a high level of beauty, sustainability, long-lasting quality and uplifting atmosphere for each project. 

The sustainable challenge of Steel Gable was to ensure a new house could remain a pleasure to its occupants well into the future. Intrinsic to this was an approach to passive environmental design that harnessed abundant sunlight while encouraging cross ventilation throughout. Made of reverse brick veneer construction with generous insulation and exposed thermal mass internally, the house is designed to moderate extreme temperature change throughout the day and course of the year. To complement these passive design outcomes, the house also boasts an 18kW PV array to harness the sun’s energy and reduce any reliance on the grid for electricity power.

Don't miss out on hearing Hamish Watt and Mark Szczerbicki on 8th December at Steel Gable House.


Please arrive at the start point NO EARLIER than 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  The project will be opened from 11am to 12noon with the design process being explained.  You are welcome to come anytime within the specified time. Event is not wheelchair accessible, children under 12 not permitted and no pets allowed. Tickets are non-refundable.

Booking Instructions for AAA Members

Enter your AAA membership number (Including the 3-letter prefix) to the promotional code box and an additionalticket type for members will be shown. 

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Street address to be emailed c.o.b. 6.12.19

Abbotsford, NSW 2046

Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (AEDT)

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