The clients’ brief was for their home to be ‘engulfed by the garden’. Our response was to design a two-storey green-house style glass extension, with a private suite contained in a floating box.
Our sense of belonging to Tasmania deeply influences our practice and philosophy. We examine a project’s possibilities and push the boundaries. We create unique and distinctive buildings that make a difference.
A Californian bungalow is returned to its former glory and extended to suit the lives of the busy young family who have made it their home.
This project is designed to foster school spirit at Cosgrove High School by bringing together students and staff scattered across the large site into one building. At the heart of the project is the creation of a central hub for learning and socialising.
This project involves repairing and extending Fusiliers Cottage, a charming1840s bluestone and sandstone cottage in Battery Point, so the new owners can combine business and family under one roof.
The Clemes Science Labs offer students state-of-the-art science facilities in an engaging and safe learning environment. The project involved refurbishing the existing laboratories and designing an extension for the lab technicians’ preparation area.
Bence Mulcahy is delighted to announce that Bek Verrier has joined the team. Named Tasmania’s Emerging Architect in 2016, Bek has a track-record working on award-winning projects and an irresistible enthusiasm for great design.
Bence Mulcahy was awarded joint second place in a national competition to design a community hub for Kingston.
Sophie Bence was delighted to be elected to the Australia Institute of Architects’ Tasmanian Chapter Council.
The Sensory’s design, featuring bold graphics and Tasmanian timbers, transports people to Tasmania’s wild places.
Bence Mulcahy was thrilled to be awarded second place in a national competition to design a community hub for Kingston
This masterplan will give The Friends’ School a framework for new and improved facilities that reflect the school’s ethos and education philosophies.
This house realises the clients’ long-conceived ideas for a very particular design and layout. It is located in a small ‘no through street’ in North Hobart characterised by an eclectic mix of light industrial buildings and domestic residences.
This project converts a federation carpenter gothic church into tourist accommodation and a holiday home for a young family from Tasmania’s south.
An Ascot Vale institution, the Happy Apple Grocer has been serving locals with fresh fruit and vegetables for decades. After taking over the neighbouring site, the Grocer’s owners want to expand to meet new commercial opportunities without compromising the Happy Apple’s friendly neighbourhood appeal.
Located in the quaint shack town of Opossum Bay, this project involved transforming an ordinary 1970s brick veneer house into a beautiful holiday home.
Located in the inner city, this modest project is the first stage required to transform a 1900s workers’ cottage into a modern family residence.
Bence Mulcahy’s office is located at Level 1, 42 Newdegate Street above the Providence Cafe. We are happy working away in our sunny studio with the hustle and bustle of cafe life and the view of the mountain’s summit serving as gentle reminders of community and place.
We believe great design shapes our engagement with one another and the world around us, and that architecture should be driven by a spirit of generosity. We are interested in global ideas applied to the specific context.
Sophie Bence and Shamus Mulcahy formed Bence Mulcahy in 2014. Our partnership is built on a love of great design and a desire to work with our clients on projects to be proud of.