Designer’s new home tests a number of design concepts

Creative entrepreneur Liam Wallis saw his new home as an opportunity to test design and construction concepts
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Architect: Liam WallisPhotography by Tess Kelly facade, home, house, residential area, gray
Architect: Liam WallisPhotography by Tess Kelly

Architect: Liam WallisPhotography by Tess Kelly

From the designer: Founder of HIP V. HYPE, Liam Wallis, is a creative entrepreneur who believes in the power of design thinking to resolve intuitive solutions to project delivery and value creation. He is passionate about cities and is driven by a desire to achieve better outcomes. Since establishing HIP V.HYPE in 2002, Liam has refined a design led approach to business that seeks to shape and enhance the social, environmental and economic fabric of our cities through informed, responsive and collaborative design and development solutions.


Architect: Liam WallisPhotography by Tess Kelly plant, tree, vehicle, black, gray
Architect: Liam WallisPhotography by Tess Kelly

Liam designed and built 1 North Street as an opportunity to test a number of design concepts and construction details first hand. The result is a contemporary yet respectful townhouse style project completed in 2013.

The project comprises a 3 bedroom, 1 car townhouse with a roof deck to the corner of Albion Street and North Street with a smaller 2 bedroom, 1 car townhouse fronting North Street.

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Architect: Liam WallisPhotography by Tess Kelly

The concept at the heart of the project was to utilise a restrained design lead approach to increasing density on a typical 300sqM Brunswick block. The challenge was to strike a balance between efficient use of the site, user-centred design, integration with the street and affordability.

Selling the rear smaller townhouse during construction enabled the project to be financed and resulted in a more affordable home for Liam and his partner Katya Crema.

Jul 20, 2017
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