Life is about relationships. A space is no different- we aim to translate your vision, creating a tailored, sustainable and functional environment for you to relate to those around you- whether it be your family, your colleagues, your staff or your customers.
Based in Adelaide, Glasshouse offers architectural design services for bespoke homes, renovations commercial and retail spaces. Our studio was founded to counteract the limitations of traditional design and construction methods, and unlike traditional architecture practices, Glasshouse offers a complete construction service, allowing clients to work with one person from concept to creation.
Due to our significant and award-winning construction experience, we have a record for being able to translate sophisticated design into reality- within budget and to the standard you expect, and that we are continually proud of. This truly client centric ethos ensures a process that is fluid and flexible, ultimately ensuring design integrity.
We are widely recognised in the industry for a commitment to quality and craftsmanship, in fact, four of our projects have won the coveted Master Builders Building Excellence Awards (SA).
We chose Glasshouse because we liked the way Don and his team listened carefully to us when putting together the design brief, and came up with a thoughtful and creative design that encompassed all that we wanted to achieve.
Creating a modern addition to a heritage style home where the old and the new can make their own independent statements in an exciting and sympathetic manner without conflict is very challenging, and we think Glasshouse did this perfectly, with close attention to materials, textures and design detail.
Glasshouse micro-managed the whole design, approvals and construction process in a highly efficient manner with excellent communication. Keeping the build close to the schedule despite the supply chain issues during COVID lockdowns is testimony to Glasshouse’s excellent organisation and project management skills. All aspects of the design and build were done to a very high standard.
Having Glasshouse run with the whole project from design to completion made it so much easier for us and achieved a wonderful result that we are very happy with. We have no hesitation in recommending Glasshouse Projects
This design and build with Don and the team at Glasshouse Projects was pretty much seamless from beginning to end and the result better than we could have hoped for. We are thrilled with the resolution of old house with new house. From the street frontage, it looks like a beautifully and sensitively renovated old sandstone villa that respects the other heritage houses in the street. From the rear, it is a gorgeous mid-century inspired pavilion.
It’s one thing to have great architecture, but for us mere mortals, it also needs to come with respect for, and the ability to interpret, your needs and vision, expert project management, quality builders and tradesmen, and a keen understanding that coming in on budget is very important not just “desirable”. Don and his team at Glasshouse Projects delivered all of this, with commitment and good cheer, despite the ridiculous external challenges COVID19 posed. You could not ask for more!
Glasshouse Projects designed and managed our recent renovation and we were very happy with both the process and the outcome of the project. We were impressed by the team’s honesty and attention to detail. Our appreciation of the quality of the design and the care that was taken in implementing it has only grown in the year or so following completion. We would unhesitatingly recommend Glasshouse for anyone who is looking to create something unique.
Working with Glasshouse projects was a very nurturing, guided journey. Thought and consideration was always present with a highly personable approach to all aspects of the process. Communication and discussion was open at all times without losing focus of the design intent. The whole experience was very positive, and the outcome surpassed all our expectations. The project is something we are all very proud of as it reflects our personality’s and the way we love to live.
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience than working with Glasshouse for the design and build of an extension to our St Peter’s cottage. The block was fairly small, irregular and sloping, whilst the cottage was dark, with little useable space. Our initial brief, therefore, sounded like an impossible wish list- more open plan indoor space, retain most of the outdoor space, modern, light filled, lots of storage and a pool (and to our budget)! We were so thrilled with the clever design, which not only gave us so much more than we thought possible, but also took advantage of the fall of the land to minimise costs. Watching it come to life throughout the build was captivating. The team at Glasshouse are true professionals- their enthusiasm, attention to detail and communication meant we felt guided and supported. We are astonished at what they have created which suits our active family of 5 perfectly!
Building with Glasshouse was a process of trust and collaboration. When we originally acquired our block, we thought there was real potential to do something special in a great location, but the outcome has exceeded even our high expectations. We were also attracted to the integrated approach Glasshouse adopts. By having an architect involved in the building design, interiors and construction, the authenticity and vision of the project could be delivered without compromise. There were not multiple parties trying to interpret a vision, just the execution of a single vision. The best compliment we could Glasshouse is to see how our girls have interacted with the space and to show how a built form can enhance the quality of living – to our mind, this is really the essence and purpose of architecture, and the justification for the effort and expense.
We highly recommend Glasshouse and would not hesitate to use them again. Their investment in getting to know you and patience in explaining their design concept set them apart, as does their attention to detail and commitment to getting the best outcome for their clients.
I have just completed a wonderful and exciting journey. Don Iannicelli of Glasshouse went far beyond expectations of designing our family beach house at Port Willunga.
The brief was simple...large covered indoor/outdoor entertaining, private retreat for myself, 4 other bedrooms and bathrooms, ample garaging, environmentally friendly and to capture the beautiful tree-studded gully and sea views.
He listened, communicated, supervised and created a masterpiece. My family, friends and myself are so impressed with the result and could not be happier. The experience was unforgettable. Thank you Don and his professional team at Glasshouse.
We were delighted to be able to work with Don and the Glasshouse Projects team on our new home. Having ‘stumbled’ across Glasshouse and their work in a magazine article, we were impressed with what we read. Upon meeting Don, discussing our aspiration for our new home and speaking with other clients, we knew he would be a good fit for us.
Don’s approach to our design and ultimately project managing the build, was transparent, professional and personable. We had confidence in the team from the start and we were delighted with their commitment to our ideas and overarching desire to have a home that was beautiful yet practical for our family, as well as being complimentary to the surrounding architecture in the area. Their care and attention to detail were of the highest standard across all aspects of the project. We are very much enjoying the beautiful space that Don created for us and would love to work with him and the Glasshouse Projects team on another creation in the future.
Our experience with Glasshouse, from the initial concept stage through to managing the build of our home, exceeded all expectations.
Glasshouse listened to our brief and transformed it into our amazing home. This demonstrated their remarkable skills, talent and ability to turn concepts into a visually stunning yet very livable home. Glasshouse provided comprehensive services, down to the fine detailing of all our joinery pieces. Don's attention to detail is unsurpassed. Not only the building detail, but on the administrative side, he provided comprehensive budget progressions, estimates and progress charts, so that we knew what was happening and when. Any changes along the way were never too difficult and they always came up with a solution. Thank you Glasshouse Projects for your passion and commitment to excellence in delivering our bespoke home.
Words cannot do Glasshouse justice. Our experience having them design and project manage the build was effortless. We had such confidence in everything they undertook. Don's vision exceeded our expectations, and our spectacular outdoor space is a testament to their very high standards, seamless execution and complete attention to detail. Thank you for creating a beautiful haven for us to share with family and friends - we love it!
What a delightful experience. You hear so many scary stories about building new homes, but not with Glasshouse. It was exciting, yet at the same time Don's commitment to high quality work was very reassuring. We certainly felt guided throughout the whole process, it was all new to us, so having an experienced and accommodating team that was willing to assist us every step of the way, was a welcome experience. Our beautiful home was finished on time and came within budget... all in all, we are thrilled.