Residential Design Philosophy

Considered and inspired residential design enriches our day-to-day lives. It brings pleasure to our senses; makes our living easier and more comfortable; deepens our sense of place and belonging and it can result in significantly more sustainable and affordable ways of living.

The planning, designing and making process for residential architectural design represent significant investments of time and capital for most clients. Gallois’ design practice in the first instance, prioritizes careful planning and administration of the design and building process to ensure strong long-term economic, social and cultural returns on investment.

The Hill Street commission for example, turned one dwelling into two potential homes. The design strategy delivered the client long term flexibility in her living arrangements, affording her the option at a latter date (when her children have left the family home), of downsizing her living space and earning a significant income stream from renting one of her two homes –