SC+E is a passionate, design focused, female led Studio providing quality Architecture and Design.

Regardless of budget, size or typology, our training as Architects equips us with the expertise to envision, create and deliver the best outcome for each project.

We strive to facilitate an engaging and collaborative process with all of our clients, understanding the uniqueness of each project. We delight in surprising clients with design solutions that are unexpected but uniquely fitting.

Our ethos at SC+E is to approach design holistically. Design is not limited to architecture. Design encapsulates materiality, colour, visual representation, objects and more.

Through our work, Studio C + E aims to provide consultation, education and awareness around the power and importance of good design in everyday life.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continued connection to land, waters and culture.

Surrounded by the Italian Alps, the project consists of the demolition of an existing two storey mountain “rifugio” to make way for a new, two storey residential home. Externally, the 70s rendered building is generally unremarkable in comparison to the surrounding historical dwellings. Internally, its layout is convoluted, derivative of its original use as a hospitality and boarding venue.

Nestled into the side of the mountain, the proposed design draws inspiration from both the natural setting and surrounding Italian vernacular. Responding to this context, external cladding of stone and timber grounds the soaring roof above. Accounting for both summer and winter use, the compact floor plan allows the lower level to be sealed off for energy efficiency - letting the house grow and shrink to suit a multi-generational family.  

Location: Lombardy, Italy