Taya Brooks

Bachelor of Interior Architecture


CARVE celebrates water and the joys that it brings to individuals all around Australia. This scheme aims to transform the Cutaway into a place of unity and joy; somewhere that brings people together regardless of age, race or religion. CARVE is a self sufficient water awareness centre that encompasses saunas, bathing pools, educational facilities, relaxation zones and an Olympic sized swimming pool that protrudes out into the Harbour. 

The Australian culture is based around water so there will be swimming lesson opportunities, vocational facilities as well as a place to just relax and have a swim. 

The space has been executed through bold architectural gestures coupled with a material palette inspired by a contemporary interpretation of the ‘Aussie Suburban Dream’. 

CARVE is Sydney’s own inner city oasis based upon sustainability, innovation and education.