2 June 2016

Now Hiring: Architectural Documenter

Clare Cousins Architects is seeking an exceptional Architectural Technician or Draftsperson with 5-10 years full time Construction Documentation experience to join our studio.

Based in North Melbourne, the studio is currently working on bespoke residential, multi-residential and commercial projects. Our busy studio environment nurtures an energetic design team, in which ideas are debated and developed. Harnessing our collective experience, innovative yet pragmatic design outcomes are tailored to the client’s brief, resulting in a unique, contemporary body of work that has been widely published and awarded by our industry peers. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our passionate and collaborative team to document a variety of projects.

Reporting to the Director and Associates, you will be passionate about design and innovation, and proficient in Archicad and Adobe Suite software. You will enjoy adopting a collaborative approach to your work and you will approach tasks with strong attention to detail and effective problem solving skills.

Interested candidates please submit your CV and portfolio in a single PDF (max 5M) to the Practice Manager, lnj@clarecousins.com.au.

24 May 2016

Reece Designer Looks: Cassie Hansen’s Dream Bathroom

In collaboration with Cassie Hansen, Editor of Artichoke magazine, CCA has designed Cassie's Dream Bathroom for Reece Designer Looks.

When Cassie approached us to design her Dream Bathroom she forwarded us a short brief and reference images. One particular image stood out; a circular window with greenery inside. We loved this image and started to imagine what a bathroom inside this building would look like. When thinking of a dream bathroom, the fantasy is we’re not limited by size, budget or colour so we were keen to push the boundaries. We chose to make the bathroom large, 3x7m and make it primarily a bathing space, focusing on the bath. The shower and toilet are highly functional but discretely positioned in the space.

We loved the idea of stepping up to the bath, made popular in the seventies, however there is a functional side to this; plenty of space to place toiletries, a book or cup of tea. We chose Reece fittings that we use often in our projects, with circular and rounded profiles and ones that can be integrated to allow the personality of the space to feature.

Warm metal accents in the tapware and metalwork complement the pale pink stone and tiles while the integrated planted garden bed takes indoor greenery to the next level.

We’re so pleased Cassie loves her Dream Bathroom; a bathing sanctuary to retreat, recharge and star gaze.

29 April 2016

2016 Dulux Colour Awards

Congratulations to all 2016 Dulux Colour Awards winners, announced on 28 April at Melbourne’s Myer Mural Hall. View the full list of winners and finalists here.

Clare Cousins is pictured with fellow jurors James Harper (BrookingHarper and Design Institute of Australia), Alex Fulton (Alex Fulton Design), Matt Gibson (Matt Gibson Architecture + Design), Meryl Hare (Hare + Klein Interior Design), and gala MC John.

Image Carole Whiting

28 April 2016

2016 Houses Awards

Baffle House, Gable House, Hertford Street House, and Rail House have all been shortlisted in the 2016 Houses Awards in the following categories;


New House Over 200m2 - Rail House

House Alteration and Addition Over 200m2 - Hertford Street House

House Alteration and Addition Over 200m2 - Gable House

House in a Heritage Context - Gable House

House Alteration and Addition Under 200m2 - Baffle House

Outdoor - Baffle House

23 March 2016

Grazia & Co launches Ivy coffee tables

Grazia & Co considers it a privilege to work with talented Australian designers and architects, which has prompted the launch of the Collaborative Collection. Over the following months Grazia & Co will be releasing products that they have manufactured as custom designed pieces. The Ivy coffee tables are designed by Clare Cousins.

Clare’s collaboration with Grazia and Co explores simple forms which bring delight to everyday living with a focus on quality, longevity, and materiality.