Canada Bay Residence

Lead DesignerClinton Cole
Prize(s)3rd Place in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

The Canada Bay renovation transformed the rear of the house into a modern home for living and entertaining. The rear of the home now opens up to one large space which incorporates the living, kitchen and dining areas, customised to the needs of the young family. The kitchen features an open galley-style kitchen, while the living space features two perpendicular oversized sliding doors which create a variety of different outdoor living spaces. Carefully placed frosted and transparent louvres on the sliding door control the amount of heat and light entering the house while providing privacy and ventilation. A productive garden covers the wall of the external courtyard and provides a visual link to the kitchen that enriches the experience of food preparation. The motif of recycled brick running through the new addition provides a visual link between old and new.


CplusC offers a specialised design, construction and service – we are architects who build our own projects. From the initial client brief, through to design, project management and construction, the practice is committed to a well-crafted, sustainable and innovative design outcomes. We consider design and construction as mutually inclusive.

Founded in the late-90s, the studio has a simple ethos –deliver exceptional outcomes by taking full control and responsibility for both the architectural design and the construction of each project we are involved. The practice employs a highly regarded team of architect’s who are trained in-house under the guidance of Architect/Builder and Director, Clinton Cole to work as construction managers and contract administrators during construction in addition to bringing our construction team into the architectural design process to ensure buildability and cost affectivity are achieved. CplusC has the unique ability to manage the project’s budget and program throughout the design process giving clients assurance and security to a service that traditionally takes little responsibility for budget outcomes. We eliminate the need for a third party and provide everything from project management, full design services to a completed project.

It is this collaborative and holistic approach that has enabled CplusC to deliver the highest quality projects acknowledged for through industry awards and reviews for over a decade.