Small Spaces/Big Ideas for Apartment Living
Flats, apartments, bachelorettes, bed-sits, boarding houses are all familiar in the Inner West. How have they evolved and what are the new directions? This talk will explore the architecture of small spaces, from the fundamentals when buying to clever ideas for an improved lifestyle and practical suggestions for maximizing space, storage and style when renovating.
Patrick O'Carrigan FRAIA AIAMA, has gained considerable recognition for his work as an architect + urban designer, critic and tutor. He has 30 years experience in both the private and public sectors. Principal of POC+P Architects, Croydon established in 1998 to provide architectural and urban design, heritage conservation advice, local government advice and related project management services.
He is qualified as both a Registered Architect [ARB #5025] in NSW and specialist Urban Designer, and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects. He is recognized as a heritage consultant by the Heritage Office of NSW. In 2010 he gained a Professional Certificate in Arbitration through the University of Adelaide.
Patrick’s firm has undertaken over the past 15 years diverse projects for the public and private sectors including numerous single houses, both new and renovations in the Inner West, Sydney, NSW. In addition POC+P Architects have completed multi-unit residential projects, sustainability projects, aged care and pre-school projects, medical suites, commercial/retail outlets, office fitouts, sports facilities, public infrastructure, heritage refurbishments and urban design masterplanning.