"Built on an unusually large slopping block, the design required the homes to sit side by side, take advantage of the potential bush views and to provide privacy. The exteriors reveal sculpted and highly articulated shapes with an expressed steel fascia detail creating a three dimensional jig-saw puzzle."
Winning Homes (Master Builder's Association of Victoria, 2007)
“Saaj is both adopting key aspects of its single house design and consciously transferring these house-like qualities to a boutique townhouse project. While striking sail-like facades and curved rooftops create continuity – as do colours, materials and textures – allowing the eye to read each ‘island’ structure as a whole, every townhouse has been individually designed so none look identical.”
Paul Best, Financial Review, August 2015
“Andrew Bartholomeusz of Saaj Design was presented with an interesting challenge when asked to design two townhouses on Beach Rd, Hampton. How best to ensure both properties availed themselves of the fabulous view out the front on what was a fairly narrow block with strict setback requirements? His solution was to use two semi-circles as the main living spaces, sit them on top of each other and turn the axis slightly on the upper level. This twisted circular shape provides the footprint for both houses and it works to great effect providing access to the all-important vista, as well as creating more usable space inside than a conventional design ever could.”
Moving in the right circles (Kerrie O’Brien, The Age Easter Edition 2010)