Client: Private

Location: Norwood, SA

Completion: 2011


Dimitty Andersen

Tom Doull



AIA 2012 (SA) John S Chappel Award for Residential Architecture 



Norwood Residence 

Norwood Residence involved the complete renovation of an existing cottage and addition of a new building.


The design strategy was to bring the elemental beauty and character of an existing cottage into visibility through the careful placement of a complimentary modern building form. The existing cottage sits as an object in the foreground against the deliberately oversized and monolithic new building.


The owner of the Norwood Residence was interested in using quality materials and finishes across the project. The materials palette is limited but carefully chosen. He wanted to explore the design possibilities of all aspects of the project and this led to some innovative solutions and design outcomes, such as the concealed curtain which creates an extra room for guests, the panelled wall to conceal doors to bedrooms and the custom designed steel fencing. 


Design and management of the building work, siteworks and interiors by Grieve Gillett Andersen has enabled a consistent and rigorous architectural response to be achieved across the project. The success of the design outcome is evidence of a trusting and fruitful relationship between the Owner and Architects.


Grieve Gillett Andersen is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, interior design, heritage and urban design practice based in Adelaide, South Australia.


Our work ranges from education and health facilities, public buildings and urban spaces, commercial, hospitality and retail developments and interiors, heritage conservation and adaptive reuse, transport and infrastructure, performing and visual arts venues, and residential projects, including new buildings, alterations & additions, infill and multiple residential projects.


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Adelaide 5000 South Australia




08 8232 3626


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