Luigi Rosselli Architects

Australian based, this practice has a humanist approach to architecture and design, not eager to win awards, but always to instil good design and humane architecture that develops affinities, creating sympathetic buildings that flow and appeal. Working from the top floor of a converted Sydney warehouse, they are a team of architects and interior designers under the guidance of Luigi Rosselli and his three decades of international experience in Milano, Switzerland, New York and Sydney. Renowned for their houses, residential architecture, adaptive re-use and heritage designs, the studio has worked on a very wide range of projects: from offices to factories, from libraries to wineries, from childcare to chapels. Luigi Rosselli Architects is a carbon neutral practice applying sustainable building practises, as demonstrated by their expertise in rammed earth, air-conditioning-free spaces and energy efficiency. The humanist and environmental principles apparent in their projects has attracted a variety of clients, from the top achievers of Australian society to the penniless artist, with a variety of locations and briefs, resulting in a continual renewal of design solutions. Welcome to this showcase of their projects and please check back regularly as it will get better and better.

Projects

  • The Growing House - Hastings Parade

    The Growing House - Hastings Parade

    Better late than never! Ten years after it was designed, the Hastings Parade house is finally endowed with its third floor. Designed in 2007 and reduced to two storeys owing to the enforced austerity

  • The Beehive

    The Beehive

    Luigi Rosselli Architects, Surry Hills design studio – A collaboration with Raffaello Rosselli’s RdotR architectural studio Inserted between a century old brick warehouse and a row of Victorian terrac

  • Tama’s Tee House - A Coastal Concrete Unipod

    Tama’s Tee House - A Coastal Concrete Unipod

    ‘Tama’ is short for Tamarama: a Sydney beach suburb, famous for its hedonistic surf culture, gradually being gentrified by a population that exchanges stock market tips while running barefoot to the o

  • The Books House

    The Books House

    A Calligrapher handed three books to his wife, she placed them in a random stack on the table… “We want The Books House”… they said. The Architect understood that the books were not only a reference

  • Raise the Roof

    Raise the Roof

    Going Up in Bellevue Hill We all aim for the top, including in our homes; we like the breeze, the view, and the light that comes with altitude. Attic additions, new first floor additions, loft conver

  • The Triplex Apartments

    The Triplex Apartments

    Stepped Residences in Bellevue Hill It’s not often that a council constraint is as welcome as Woollahra Council’s residential apartment building height code, which forces all units built on sloping si

  • Sticks & Stones Home

    Sticks & Stones Home

    Designed for an uncluttered and relaxed family life the house layout is very simple and quite cartesian in plan except for one sinuous wall overhanging the driveway. Every room opens to a terrace or

  • Paddington Terrace House

    Paddington Terrace House

    A designer would find oneself dancing to a familiar tune when approached to upgrade this terrace house in Paddington, a suburb east of Sydney City. Faced with the age old problems presented by much lo

  • The Birdcage Lift Enquiry

    The Birdcage Lift Enquiry

    It began with a simple enquiry. “Can we have a bird cage lift?” And so with this addition at its core, a once unexceptional dwelling on Sydney Harbour was transformed into an extraordinary waterfront

  • Cliff Top House

    Cliff Top House

    Perched on the top of a rock escarpment in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, overlooking Queens Park and Centennial Park, the cliff top house is an example of vertical living. Four storeys high, only to above

  • High Country House

    High Country House

    This hill top house is a concrete expression of Armidale ’s unique meeting of rural life and culture, “agri-culture”, a town with a university and many other cultural institutions. The clients seamle

  • The Subiaco Oval Courtyard

    The Subiaco Oval Courtyard

    A secret garden, surrounded by an elliptical verandah, is carved into a cluster of connected pavilions. The Pavilions are aligned with the square geometry of the level block of land, the oval courtya

  • The Bow Window Penthouse

    The Bow Window Penthouse

    Flying High Over Bondi In a first for Luigi Rosselli Architects the camera has left the ground to pan over the penthouse additions to a classic Art Deco style apartment block built in the late 1920’s.

  • Bougainvillea Row House

    Bougainvillea Row House

    Sydney’s planners are considering the return of the terraced house, or row house, as a favoured residential building type. It is believed the terrace could be one solution to addressing housing afford

  • Duplex and the City

    Duplex and the City

    Equivalent to the brownstones of New York, this interwar duplex is a humane scale solution to housing in the Sydney city fringes. Shoulder to shoulder with other apartment buildings, the original 1

  • Hill Top Cottage

    Hill Top Cottage

    Weaving architectural heritage with contemporary design and lifestyle is a practice that rewards with surprises and character filled places. In a conservative residential pocket close to North Sydney

  • Martello Tower Home - A Sandstone Coastal Lookout

    Martello Tower Home - A Sandstone Coastal Lookout

    Situated on the highest point of a ridge overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour is a solid, 3 storey brick house built during the between the late 1950s and early 1960s, which has been complemented by co

  • Beach House on Stilts

    Beach House on Stilts

    High above the ground this cottage by the beach is secure from any rise in sea level and is now the restful retreat of a cultured couple. Above the existing bungalow a new first floor was added with

  • The Great Wall of WA | 230 Metres of Rammed Earth Wall - Winner of the UNESCO supported TERRA ‘earthen architecture’ prize.

    The Great Wall of WA | 230 Metres of Rammed Earth Wall - Winner of the UNESCO supported TERRA ‘earthen architecture’ prize.

    Under the chair of 2012 Pritzker architecture prize laureate, Wang Shu, the jury of the TERRA Award selected the winners of this prize, the first of its kind dedicated to recognising excellence the fi

  • Twin Peaks

    Twin Peaks

    A Queen Anne style residence reveals its hidden character and history in the late night lights. Two crisp zinc roof gables, observing the shadows on the narrow footpath, guard the new entry door. Th

  • Harbour Front-Row Seat | Woollahra

    Harbour Front-Row Seat | Woollahra

    Harbour Front-Row Seat | Woollahra Harbour Front-Row Seat It is quite rare, in Woollahra Council’s municipality, to have a waterfront residence so close to the water. One gets the feeling of being

  • Osteria BALLA Manfredi | The Star Casino

    Osteria BALLA Manfredi | The Star Casino

    Osteria BALLA Manfredi | The Star Casino Osteria BALLA Manfredi is the result of the close collaboration between Architect Luigi Rosselli, Chef Stefano Manfredi and Restauranteur Julie Manfredi-Hughe

  • Surry Hills Studios

    Surry Hills Studios

    Surry Hills Studios The history of Surry Hills, with its rag trade sweat shops and brothels, was found in the walls of this run down four storey warehouse building once the paint was removed from its

  • Industrial South Sydney Workshop | Botany

    Industrial South Sydney Workshop | Botany

    Industrial South Sydney Workshop | Botany A leniency for speed shines through this redevelopment of an industrial workshop in South Sydney. Channelling the aerodynamic forms of a fast car, a new Aluco

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  • The Books House

    The Books House

    A Calligrapher handed three books to his wife, she placed them in a random stack on the table… “We want The Books House”… they said. The concrete structure of each floor ori

  • STICKS & STONES HOME

    STICKS & STONES HOME

    Hunters Hill is an attractive, historic peninsula that lies between the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers on the north shore of Sydney Harbour.  The suburb, a precursor to the Garden City movement,

  • The Great Wall of WA wins TERRA ‘earthen architecture’ prize

    The Great Wall of WA wins TERRA ‘earthen architecture’ prize

    Under the chair of 2012 Pritzker architecture prize laureate, Wang Shu, the jury of the TERRA Award selected the winners of this prize, the first of its kind dedicated to recognising excellence the fi