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  • Three Schools. One Architect. One Cladding System | designplace
    retained at ground level The stair tower and some first level deeplycorbelled brickwork were rendered The college wanted a low maintenance lightweight cladding material for the upper levels which ruled out products that require periodical refinishing The Terraçade system offers the benefits inherent in fired terracotta and is suitable for retro fitting as well as new construction The Wesley campus is predominantly roofed with terracotta tiles The colour chosen for this project Tanami echoes this and is towards the red end of the traditional terracotta spectrum Internally the Joseph Green Centre has been comprehensively repurposed with the former studios and workshops remodelled to provide specialist facilities for media studies science and performing arts as well as specialist curriculum program centres The Centre also has an enclosed gallery an auditorium and staff facilities The Joseph Green Centre at Wesley College is testament to the fact that sustainability can be effectively delivered through the adaptive reuse of a well constructed building Hale School The Hale School is Western Australia s oldest private boys school founded in 1858 Its alumni includes mining magnate Andrew Twiggy Forrest whose family name adorns the school s new teaching and learning precinct The Forrest Library is at the centre of a cluster of buildings linked by patios and colonnades The building structure is a concrete frame with glazing and limestone masonry at the ground level and lightweight cladding commencing above the window heads As well as a 1500 square metre library the 16 million complex houses an IT centre 27 classrooms student cafe meeting rooms uniform shop and support rooms The overall building is rectilinear but punctuated with pop out semi circular classrooms which CHRISTOU describe as a tool to encourage students to group and collaborate Again Terraçade was chosen as the cladding material for its low maintenance requirements and clean natural aesthetic which blends with the character of the exiting campus especially the adjoining brick dining hall The colonnade pillars are also clad in Terraçade over precast concrete The colour chosen Gibson is again in the traditional terracotta spectrum but more towards orange Possibly the most unusual feature of this building is the use of Italian made extruded terracotta louvres set at fixed angles and supported on concealed steel frames The Forrest Library is a flexible facility that promotes individual and group learning and caters to today s more wide ranging teaching demands The selection and detailing of materials demonstrates craftsmanship and quality of the first order The Forrest Library won the AIA WA Chapter 2010 Design Award for Public Architecture Geraldton Senior College Geraldton on the coast 400 kilometres north of Perth is home to Geraldton Senior College Established in 1939 the college was in need of updating and CHRISTOU Design Group was commissioned to undertake a series of upgrade projects commencing with a new library and cafe The brief required the new work to have a contemporary aesthetic while respecting the original campus buildings The concrete framed structure is clad in rendered masonry to

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  • School's in for Sustainability | designplace
    architectural forms drawn from the existing campus The building responds to the sloping campus topography and existing verdant landscape says Cox s project architect John Lee Extensive use of glazing affords views to a natural bushland reserve adjacent to the site A covered walkway to the north provides sunshading and entrance protection while establishing a pedestrian spine across the site A new management educational facility in Perth is providing a practical example of the benefits of sustainable building to management students A double height entrance combines with extensive use of glazed partitions and operable wall to give the interior a light and airy character The Australian Institute of Management s Katitjin Centre in suburban Perth has achieved a 6 Star Green Star rating without compromising the aesthetics or building operation Tweet Want more inspiration Just enter your email to receive it Tags school Brickworks Building Products Part of the Brickworks Limited Group Brickworks Building Products is one of Australia s largest and most diverse building material manufacturers Under the Brickworks Building Products umbrella are some of Australia s best known building materials brands Our products include bricks pavers masonry blocks retaining wall systems precast concrete panels concrete and terracotta roof

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  • In Profile with Kennedy & Rachel Nolan | designplace
    an award winning redevelopment of an old factory site in George Street Fitzroy a project that Rachel s life partner brought to the fledgling firm requiring only that it deliver on the program and make some money It not only met these requirements but also landed an AIA award and announced that Kennedy Nolan Architects was here to stay The firm has developed a reputation as a design focused practice with a distinctive approach to built form They work principally on residential projects but are engaged for a variety of projects ranging from retail to hospitality where a strong design component is required Kennedy Nolan Architects is dedicated to the production of architecture that is highly responsive to its context Much of the work seeks to form a strong relationship with landscape whether it is a dense urban environment or a rural or coastal area Their work benefits from a multi disciplinary approach Graphics and sculpture inform and are incorporated into the work and the practice is in constant exploration of the possibilities for colour and materials to generate architectural element They are also interested in low environmental impact which they say is a given for all architectural projects This firm has attracted a substantial number of extensions renovations and new housing projects and was chosen for inclusion in the National Architecture talks held at Lyons Architects last November Rachel presented on the potential for the small house drawing on a number of their projects which demonstrate that a robust program and a tight site are not impediments to a rich plan and the experience of a multitude of living options that can delight cleverly using materials to achieve interesting architectural spaces The small project is particularly relevant as we face ever increasing demand to live within the city s infrastructure footprint in our climatechange challenged world Inner city projects are particularly relevant in this discussion Schiavo House a small home in inner city Melbourne is one such project designed and constructed earwhen they decided to part ways through the project The site is tiny 8 by 20 metres and a fine example of their exploration of the play of space and materiality It also demonstrates that space can be manipulated to deliver a lot of living options This is a courtyard house with a suite of rooms that are programmatically flexible to provide for a variety of dwelling options The project is distinct for the rigour of its planning and for the thematic development of an aesthetic a young Melbourne practice that is bringing a fresh approach to small home design This house is not about space defined by planes rather it is a collection of volumes Interior space is devolved into exterior space through large openings a wall opens as a door a window acts as a wall a room becomes a balcony The interior and exterior volumes of the house are commensurate in proportion and thus the entire site is the house Materials such as the unadorned

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  • Design Channel Archives | designplace
    2016 Newfarm Residence Paul Butterworth Architect How do you create apartment style living whilst still incorporating a large backyard Tim Ross speaks to Paul Butterworth Architects to discover how they achieved this in their Read More 0 By Brickworks Building Products In Design Channel Posted 30 03 2016 Ari Apartments OLA Architecture Studio OLA Architecture Studio talks to Tim Ross about how their bold contemporary Ari Apartments project in Hawthorn

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  • Ari Apartments | OLA Architecture Studio | designplace
    material manufacturers Under the Brickworks Building Products umbrella are some of Australia s best known building materials brands Our products include bricks pavers masonry blocks retaining wall systems precast concrete panels concrete and terracotta roof tiles timber products and specialised façade systems Recent Posts Architect Spotlight Drew Heath Clayfield House Richards Spence Newfarm Residence Paul Butterworth Architect Connect with us Just enter your email to get Free Blog Updates Popular

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  • The Green House | Carter Williamson | designplace
    material manufacturers Under the Brickworks Building Products umbrella are some of Australia s best known building materials brands Our products include bricks pavers masonry blocks retaining wall systems precast concrete panels concrete and terracotta roof tiles timber products and specialised façade systems Recent Posts Architect Spotlight Drew Heath Clayfield House Richards Spence Newfarm Residence Paul Butterworth Architect Connect with us Just enter your email to get Free Blog Updates Popular

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  • Bowral 50 | designplace
    Square is part of the redevelopment of Sydney Olympic Park from a large scale event space to an everyday role which includes plans for a residential Colours Gertrudis Brown Bowral Blue View Project House in Elizabeth Bay DesignMag Issue 1 Residential Building a house on this site was a significant challenge complicated by its narrow width limited use set by covenants and easements and very restricted access Colour Gertrudis Brown

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  • Bowral Dry Pressed | designplace
    Mabel Fidler Building Commercial DesignMag Issue 2 Ravenswood s newest building forms a hub for staff and students and sets a new school benchmark in architecture and educational design Classrooms are Colours View Project Ciarma Residence Residential As a young architect Danny Ciarma was an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright s Prairie Style characterised by strong horizontal lines broad Colours Bowral Blue 20 42 and 15 42 channel blocks View Project Oatley House NSW Residential Graduate architect and mother of three Mirjana Males replaced a run down fibro in a leafy Sydney suburb with this light filled energy efficient Colours Bowral Blue Simmental Silver View Project Willoughby Uniting Church NSW Commercial A dramatic new building in a Sydney parish exploits the benefits of contemporary construction materials and techniques while respecting the site s heritage Colours View Project Kensington House NSW Residential The owners loved their inner city brick cottage but were looking for more living space and a connection to the back garden not to mention a new kitchen to Colour Bowral Blue View Project Am 60 Brisbane City QLD Commercial Brisbane has few brick buildings remaining in its CBD One of the streets that this high rise commercial office

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