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1770 in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

1770 is a bold, rustic beach house on a truly unique site on the edge of the Coral Sea. The east-facing house is conceived around a northerly courtyard (which sits in the lee of the wind) with transparent walls allowing panoramic views from all parts of the house. A rustic, raw material palette of stone, silvering timber and textured plaster speaks of the natural weathering that this place is all about.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

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Buena Vista in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects

Buena Vista challenges the idea of what a house looks like in a contemporary Brisbane suburb. The architectural idea centres around a brick and sheet metal industrial aesthetic that simultaneously references and subverts the local vernacular. The house embraces the courtyard plan which affords the occupants city views whilst allowing an intimate and private lifestyle.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: Buena Vista
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo

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SYDNEY STREET in Queensland, Australia by Shaun Lockyer Architects

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects 

Sydney Street involved the re-calibration of 100 years of Queenslander vernacular into a contemporary inner-city home. The idea was to renovate and extend the cottage in such a way as to reinforce and maintain the original geometry and form. The new architecture is expressed in the outdoor room and the ground plane of the ‘undercroft’ where brickwork has been chosen to ‘anchor’ the house into the site. A sympathetic but edgy approach to detailing and material completes an engaging and relevant addition to the tree-lined streetscape.

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

Image Courtesy © SB Photo

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Project: SYDNEY STREET
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: SB Photo
  • Software Used: Sketch Up

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Engineers Pop with Colour in Brisbane, Australia by Studio 15b – Architecture + Interior Design

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Article source: Studio 15b – Architecture + Interior Design

Inspired by an enthusiastic client passionate about colour, Inertia Engineering’s office fit-out is bright and on-trend.  Copper accents provide warmth to the corporate white-blue colours that were derived from the company logo.  The reception area is flanked by a curved concrete rendered wall that leads you into the custom designed meeting room and further into the spacious open plan office.  The curve of the meeting room softens the harsh angles prominent in the space while encouraging a ‘round table’ approach to meetings.  Much thought went into the spatial planning of this existing office space in order to compliment the team work flow while providing a generous and practical break out space for employees.  A whole wall was dedicated to storage for stationery, archiving and servers which is cleverly disguised by graphical sliding doors with a centrally located functional utility space.  The breakout space is framed by timber screening and houses a functional kitchen that provides plenty of storage for individuals and a high bar for informal gatherings.  Comfortable upholstered occasional ottomans are scattered in the corner while outdoor ottomans encourage use of the long balcony.  Combining the client’s daring attitude to colour with our expertise ensured a successful outcome that will encourage productivity in this functional and bright work place.

Image Courtesy © Studio 15b - Architecture + Interior Design

Image Courtesy © Studio 15b – Architecture + Interior Design

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Inlet house in Victoria, Australia by Seeley Architects

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Seeley Architects

The Inlet House is situated near the famed Great Ocean Road, at the mouth of the Painkalac Creek where it flows into Bass Strait. While the house enjoys expansive ocean views to the south, the home feels anything but exposed.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese and David Seeley

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese and David Seeley

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Monolith House in Victoria, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Rara Architecture

Our mission was to reinstate the old home’s glory through highlighting it’s simplistic characteristics and its overall form. We stripped it right back to a neutral state. The height of the rear addition had the potential to dwarf the original heritage home, so, sympathetically, we mimicked the roof angle, but didn’t hide it. Nothing about the addition is ‘trying to hide’ anything. The old building transitions smoothly to the new, visually and emotionally, both internally and externally – the old floorboards transition to a new polished concrete slab, the old weatherboards transition to a perforated brick wall (outlining the central Zen garden) and then again to a solid brick wall. The addition, which can be enjoyed from the rear lanes and from within the property stands proud, like the existing Edwardian; it stands high, and strong without any exaggeration or excess, it is brutal, minimal and statuesque: a monolith.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

  • Architects: Rara Architecture (Wesley Spencer)
  • Project: Monolith House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Alison McWhirter, Christopher Alexander
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Kensington Palace in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

A renovation and extension to the rear of a Victorian cottage in Kensington, Victoria Australia.

■ The owner, a single professional loved her charming 2 bedroom cottage but found the spaces dark, tired and basically in need of repair.

■ A neighbouring 2 storey extension compromised her privacy to the rear living spaces and the backyard, effectively reducing the usability of the property.

■ A small 1970’s sun-room extension was removed and replaced with a black steel and glass small extension. Large picture frame windows supply light and outlook to the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Kensington Palace
  • Location: Kensington, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: Mature single professional
  • Builder: Melpro Developments
  • Landscaper: Dan Piper gardens
  • Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 109 m2 (Existing house was larger at 120m2), Site = 280m2, Deck 27m2
  • Design time: 8 months
  • Construction time: 6 months
  • Completion: November 2015

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Martello Tower Home in New South Wales, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects 

Situated on the highest point of a ridge overlooking Sydney’s Middle Harbour is a solid, 3 storey brick house built during the between the late 1950s and early 1960s, which has been complemented by contemporary additions bearing all the signature hallmarks of Luigi Rosselli Architecture: the sandstone base, the whitewashed walls, and the aerofoil vertical louvres placed next to “log-cabin” exterior wall cladding.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander and Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander and Edward Birch

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Northern Rivers Beach House in Northern NSW, Australia by REFRESH*DESIGN

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Article source: REFRESH*DESIGN

Located in a beachside setting, the architectural brief for this project was to design a contemporary, yet cost effective three-bedroom house, well connected to nature and featuring subtropical open-plan living in a temperate climate. The initial premise for the design was to ‘re-interpret’ the beach house by integrating traditional materials of corrugated metal, fibre cement sheeting and timber elements, onto a contemporary and dynamic shape.

Image Courtesy © Damien Bredberg Photography

Image Courtesy © Damien Bredberg Photography

  • Architects: REFRESH*DESIGN (Erhard Rathmayr & Monika Obrist)
  • Project: Northern Rivers Beach House
  • Location: South Golden Beach, Northern NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Damien Bredberg Photography
  • Structural engineers: Incode Engineers
  • Builder: Shinoharra Owner Builder
  • Certifier: Byron Shire Council
  • Timeline: 2014

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Woolloongabba Gardenhouse in Queensland, Australia by REFRESH*DESIGN

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: REFRESH*DESIGN 

Searching for a sustainable alternative to the urban sprawl, REFRESH* has developed a model of infill-development that sensitively increases density of urban areas, which is branded ‘my gardenhouse’. Located in a Brisbane inner-city suburb, this project is an example of how such a gardenhouse has transformed the often unutilised backyard into a multi-generational home to cater for different life stages.

EXTERNAL, Image Courtesy © Roger D’Souza Photographer

EXTERNAL, Image Courtesy © Roger D’Souza Photographer

  • Architects: REFRESH*DESIGN (Erhard Rathmayr, Monika Obrist, Gareth Hartnell)
  • Project: Woolloongabba Gardenhouse
  • Location: Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Roger D’Souza Photographer
  • Structural Engineers: Incode Engineers
  • Design and Documentation: 2015
  • Construction: July 2015 to Jan 2016

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