+ 26Curated by Diego Hernández Share 2014 4AD Construction Builder: CopyProject Team:Melissa Bright, Bruce Rowe, Rob McIntyre, Gillian Hatch, Emily Watson, Todd DeHoogEngineer:Hive EngineeringCity:Saint KildaCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Peter BennettsRecommended ProductsDoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. Inspiration for this project comes from thinking about how this family live and enjoy life. Spaces are playful; conceived more like a favourite local café than a private house, reflecting this family’s desire to create a home that allows them to connect with friends, family and their local community.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe existing Californian Bungalow has been kept intact with the addition of a new contemporary ‘gable like’ 2 storey element to the rear. The new volume is shifted off the side boundary to open up the living spaces to the sun and to connect the kitchen/dining space to the rear garden.Save this picture!Exploded DiagramOff-form concrete has been used to form a heavy base with large expressed vertical elements connecting the base to the site. Concrete has also been used internally to create integrated seats, benches and durable surfaces for family life. Floating over the base, a decorative timber screen fills the end of the upper extruded gable roof form, giving warm contrast to the concrete and containing the main bedroom within. The angled panels of the screen mediate the sun and control overlooking to the neighbours, while still providing distant views over the rooftops beyond.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsAvoiding the ‘white box on back’ renovation, this project attempts to create intimate though connected, family spaces. The kitchen/dining space opens fully to the backyard and feels more like being in a garden pavilion than the interior of a house. The black ceiling and kitchen joinery recede into the background with off-form concrete surfaces and red brick of the existing house giving a sense of external durability. The use of whiteboard paint turns a painted wall into a family noticeboard. Notes and lists in bright neon markers on the black wall enhance the feeling of a local café. Design elements encourage social interaction and engagement; the indoor outdoor fire place, pizza oven and landscape seat edges. Steps and small seats have been incorporated into the design wherever possible to provide informal spots to sit and reflect.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsThe rear of the house has been designed as another ‘front’ with a new flexible studio garage an important part of the project. Viewed from the house and providing an opportunity to connect with the laneway community at the rear it needed to be elevated beyond the typical shed/ garage response. Views from the lane through the studio and garage are kept open with visibility all the way through to the house. To further reinforce the connection a laneway concrete seat becomes garage joinery and landscape edge. Bluestone pavers also extend the bluestone cobbles into the site. The studio frontage becomes more like shopfront than a garage.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThis project has been designed to be robust and durable; to take the knocks of family life. Whilst it’s not precious or delicate, it didn’t mean that ideas of beauty and delight weren’t important to the design thinking. Moments of surprise and delight are incorporated wherever possible; concrete joinery as seat and bench rolled into one, the floating stair as spatial divider and bookshelf, ‘pops’ of yellow in the kitchen joinery and ensuite tiles, the studio desk opening to the laneway, dappled light from the timber screen, a small laneway porch with a neighbourhood seat, recycled fence palings as concrete formwork. These are some of our favourite moments.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsSocial sustainability has also been an important consideration; we look for ways our projects can make positive contributions to communities and those that live in them. The rear of the house and studio actively engage with the lane as a valued street address. Rather than turn its back on the rear laneway it faces, the studio space has a fully operable window, desk, neighbourhood seat and a small porch that all activate and connect with the communal public space. We hope this positive ethos contributes to a socially sustainable community, knowing that ultimately this will help this house and suburb be a happy place to live.Save this picture!© Peter BennettsOriginally published on 16 April, 2015Project gallerySee allShow lessChina Resources Archives Library / Studio Link-ArcSelected ProjectsEl Carajo House / Obranegra ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Local House / Studio Bright ArchDaily Local House / Studio BrightSave this projectSaveLocal House / Studio BrightSave this picture!© Peter BennettsHouses, Extension•Saint Kilda, Australia Projects CopyAbout this officeStudio BrightOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionSaint KildaWoodIcebergHousesRefurbishmentAustraliaPublished on May 26, 2019Cite: “Local House / Studio Bright” 26 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“We were in contention to qualify for the (2014) World Cup but unfortunately we slipped up on Friday and last night we conceded a late, late goal. It is disappointing, the players enjoyed working under him.” The start of McCarthy’s international career was overshadowed by rumours he could switch his allegiance to Scotland, the country of his birth. After making his first appearance in a friendly against Brazil in March 2010, it was not until he played a competitive fixture the following year that the speculation ended. McCarthy feels he owes much to Trapattoni for bringing him into the fold. He said: “It took me a while to get into the team but thankfully I got in and he stuck by me. He gave me my chance. He has been good for me.” McCarthy was speaking as he was officially unveiled as an Everton player at a press conference on Merseyside. The former Hamilton midfielder joined the Toffees in a deadline-day move from Wigan last week – a transfer that may not have happened without Trapattoni’s co-operation. With the transfer deadline approaching on Monday, Trapattoni gave McCarthy permission to report for international duty a day late. McCarthy said: “I’m thankful that he allowed that to happen. A lot of managers would have said, ‘We want you in, fly over.’ “But with the time, at such short notice, it (the move) may not have happened – so a big thank you to him.” Defender Richard Keogh will forever be grateful to Trapattoni for handing him his international debut. The Derby captain earned his first senior cap against Poland in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in February. Keogh said: “I have a lot to thank him for because he gave me my debut for Ireland and for that I owe him a lot, really. I thank him for that. “I think if you look at his record he has had a good spell and he has been great for the country and he leaves with his head held high.” Despite that, Keogh does feel the time may be right for a fresh approach. The 27-year-old, overlooked for the latest qualifiers, said: “The last two games – losing at home to Sweden and then in Austria – have not been great and maybe it is time for a change. “With a new manager coming in now it is a clean slate for everyone. I have heard a few names like Martin O’Neill and Mick McCarthy and if someone like that got the job it would be great because they are both good managers.” Ireland captain Robbie Keane has hailed departing manager Giovanni Trapattoni as a “credit to the country”. The veteran Italian has left his position by mutual consent after back-to-back losses to Sweden and Austria effectively ended Ireland’s hopes of reaching next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil. Trapattoni, 74, spent five years in charge of the Irish national team, guiding them to the Euro 2012 finals and taking them close to World Cup qualification in 2010. Press Association Keane, 33, Ireland’s record cap-holder and goalscorer, said in a statement: “I want to acknowledge the tremendous job that Giovanni Trapattoni did for the past five years for the Republic of Ireland national team. “In my view he has been a credit to the country and has carried himself with dignity as befitting a man who has given so much to world football. “It is always sad to see people go but we are all aware it is a part of professional sport. I personally want to thank him for what he has done and wish him well.” Team-mate James McCarthy has expressed his surprise and sadness at Trapattoni’s departure. Midfielder McCarthy has earned 18 caps since being brought into the national side by the former Italy boss in 2010. The 22-year-old said: “I’m gutted to be honest. He was a good manager and I enjoyed working under him. “It is a blow to all the players. It has just happened – I didn’t expect it to happen. “If you look at his record, how well he has done for Ireland, he has got us to the Euros and he fell short, just, of France in a (World Cup 2010) qualifier.
Ghana’s senior national team players are now set to get more than the $100,000 they each got for being selected to represent the country in the last World Cup.This is as per the new proposal and consideration by government as released in a White Paper on Thursday evening.Following the fiasco that was Ghana’s participation in Brazil, a three-man Commission of Inquiry was set up to look into the issues surrounding the country’s entire effort, among others.In its report, the Justice Senyo Dzamefe-led body recommended that the State allocate a pegged amount of US$100,000 as appearance fees before a World Cup, should Ghana qualify.But government disagreed, proposing that a percentage of the appearance fee paid by FIFA be paid to the players instead.“Government is of the view that pegging the appearance fee at a maximum of US$100,000.00 has the effect of permanently freezing the fee at that level to the disadvantage of the players when the fees go up…” “…Government is of the view that the better approach is to fix the maximum appearance fee payable to the players as a percentage of the appearance fee paid by FIFA. Using the 2014 total appearance fee of US$8 million out of which US$100,000.00 was eventually paid to each player, this works out to1.25%. This should be the maximum amount allocated for each player of the 23 players. Out of this amount, the negotiated amount to be paid to each player should not exceed 60%. Government so directs.”The White Paper, presented by Attorney General Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong, also rejected the commission’s recommendation that the remaining balance in the World Cup players appearance fee account be divided equally amongst the 23 players.It instead recommended that the money be used for projects of the players’ choosing.Implication Considering that the major cause of Ghana’s poor performance had to do with agitation over bonuses that were in arrears, leading to the infamous flight of more than $3 million halfway across the world, government’s stance will be a victory for players.The commission’s recommendations sought to curtail the regular practice where, for the past five years, Black Stars players have wielded so much power as to hold the nation to ransom should bonuses not be paid in amounts they want.A classic case in point was when former players Elvis Afriyie Ankrah confessed, at the point of tears, that the team’s conduct in Brazil shocked him.He had said on August 21, last year: “My Lord, [the players] were assured that they would definitely get the money before the next match. They are professionals and know very well that they had to train adequately to win matches.”Eventually, even though the money came on the eve, they still got the money but by not preparing for the match they couldn’t deliver.” He had continued: “The Black Stars resolved not to train ahead of their crucial encounter with Portugal if their appearance fees were not paid…”The Minister’s words trailed off, as he dabbed his eyes with a handkerchief. And Elvis wept.He had subsequently recommended that a fixed amount be agreed on for the players to forestall such an occurrence. The government’s refusal to accept this plea from the former sports minister means the nation can easily be held to ransom again in future tournaments.– Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith