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Welcome to the second edition of WINNING DESIGN. This magazine continues the success of our first issue by again showcasing the design talents of Members of Building Designers Australia (BDA). This 2013 issue highlights the winners and their outstanding projects entered into the 2013 BDA Design Excellence Awards. The winners can certainly walk proud as they demonstrate their talents in both design and the buildability of their projects. All too often we see wonderful designs that really are a bit impractical and can cost the earth to build. The highlighted projects clearly demonstrate a good design can be both practical as well as being beautiful to look at. We also celebrate the commitment our Members have made to improve the built environment, particularly in the residential area. Whether you are looking at building a new home, renovating or just thinking about it, within these pages, you are certain to find some inspirational ideas to help turn those thoughts and ideas into reality. Our Members are always ready to assist you in the pursuit of your dreams and are proficient in energy efficient design and many specialise in sustainable development and have close ties with other relevant organisations such as the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Master Builders Association (MBA). Today’s catchphrase is ‘going green’ or ‘ecologically sustainable.’ The winning designs displayed in these pages have all undergone scrutiny in both these areas and surpass the legislative requirements needed in current planning policies. BDA Members can use their individual creative design solutions to satisfy your requirements, as well as ensuring that your project meets the highest standards of ecological and sustainable tenets. The results can be stunning as stand alone statements or that blend in with the existing streetscape, and all are winners in their client’s eyes.

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11 Project: West Leederville Residence Designer: Doug Paton, d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au

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15 Project: West Leederville Residence Designer: Doug Paton, d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au

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17 Project: Berm House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

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19 Project: Capelli Residence Designer: Shayne Le Roy, Shayne Le Roy Design Phone: 0417 949 866 Web: www.shayneleroydesign.com.au


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21 Project: Baker House Designer: Gregory Eade, eadesign Phone: 0427 871 723 Web: www.gregoryeadesign.com

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23 Project: McNeil House Designer: Don Taylor, DTDA Pty Ltd Phone: (08) 9286 4911 Web: www.dtda.com.au

Photographer: Joel Barbitta, DMax Photography, 0412 284 767


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27 Project: Cross Street Residence Designer: Yael Kurlansky, Yael K Designs Phone: (08) 9381 5111 Web: www.yaelk.com.au

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35 Project: Salisbury Terraces Designer: Brent Reid, EcoSphereDesign Phone: 0422 556 470 Web: www.ecospheredesign.com.au

Photographer: Mauricio Caicedo, James Considine, 0404 847 676


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37 Project: The Cheese Barrel Cafe Designer: Michael Yurisich, YURO Building Design Phone: 0417 965 653 Web: www.yuro.com.au

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39 Project: Shenton House Designer: Mark Baker, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709


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Kingspan insulation. You won’t just feel the difference, you’ll see it.

There is a science to achieving high performance buildings and it starts with construction materials and design of the building envelope. That’s why Kingspan Insulation always perform a detailed thermal analysis to help us custom design the most effective insulation solution. The science extends to our insulation ranges. They deliver amazing thermal performance in the thinnest of wall footprints – Kingspan Kooltherm® achieves R2.5 in just a 50mm thickness, and we can also design thin wall systems that achieve R4 and beyond. Where condensation is a concern, we have unique solutions in our vapour-permeable Kingspan AIR-CELL® range. To ensure you maximise their superior thermal performance, we even provide on-site installation training and assistance. To see the difference our high performance insulation can make, call 1300 247 235 or visit wholenewlight.com.au

Tel: 1300 247 235 Email: info@kingspaninsulation.com.au wholenewlight.com.au


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43 Project: Leonardoz Designer: Mike Cleaver and Frank Geskus, Clever Design, Prime Design Phone: (03) 6248 8283 Web: www.cleverdesign.com.au

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45 Project: Matrix Designer: Stephen Shircore, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

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47 Project: Treetops Montessori School Designer: Howard Marsland, HMA of WA Phone: (08) 9475 0455 Email: hmaofwa@vianet.net.au

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49 Project: McNeil House Designer: Don Taylor, DTDA Pty Ltd Phone: (08) 9286 4911 Web: www.dtda.com.au

Photographer: Joel Barbitta, DMax Photography, 0412 284 767


Kingspan insulation. You won’t just feel the difference, you’ll see it.

There is a science to achieving high performance buildings and it starts with construction materials and design of the building envelope. That’s why Kingspan Insulation always perform a detailed thermal analysis to help us custom design the most effective insulation solution. The science extends to our insulation ranges. They deliver amazing thermal performance in the thinnest of wall footprints – Kingspan Kooltherm® achieves R2.5 in just a 50mm thickness, and we can also design thin wall systems that achieve R4 and beyond. Where condensation is a concern, we have unique solutions in our vapour-permeable Kingspan AIR-CELL® range. To ensure you maximise their superior thermal performance, we even provide on-site installation training and assistance. To see the difference our high performance insulation can make, call 1300 247 235 or visit wholenewlight.com.au

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53 Project: Leonardoz Designer: Mike Cleaver and Frank Geskus, Clever Design, Prime Design Phone: (03) 6248 8283 Web: www.cleverdesign.com.au

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55 Project: Earth Wall House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

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57 Project: The Cheese Barrel Cafe Designer: Michael Yurisich, YURO Building Design Phone: 0417 965 653 Web: www.yuro.com.au

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59 Project: Green Skills Centre Designer: Jose Edgar Cruz Guzman, Student, Perth Central Institute of Technology Phone: 0406 978 196 Email: juniorjc_21@hotmail.com


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61 Project: Baker Street Residence Designer: Adrian Fratelle, Fratelle Group Phone: (08) 9328 6655 Web: www.fratellegroup.com.au

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Project: Art House One Designer: Kylie Mitchell, Kylie Mitchell Designs Phone: 0407 126 659 Web: www.kyliemitchell.com.au

Project: Sinnott/Murray Residence Designer: Howard Marsland, HMA of WA Phone: (08) 94750455 Email: hmaofwa@vianet.net.au

Project: Wrap House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

Photographer: ASA Photography, 0410 636 585

Photographer: Luke Baker, 0412 897 617

Photographer: Mark Cooper, 0427 677 788

This home is designed with abstract art as a distinct motif carried through every aspect of the house. From the external facade to internal murals and mosaics, and from the landscaping to the furniture and linen, everything is an expression of the chosen theme. The house is a compact 72sqm internally, yet contains a great deal for contemporary living. The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and a multi-purpose guest room can be used as a library or meditation space. A full sized, highly functional kitchen with plenty of storage complements the open plan lounge and dining room. The bathroom with beautifully combined furniture has a double shower and effective storage. Sustainable design features include the northern orientation, thermal mass and double glazed timber windows that take advantage of solar passive heating, a must in Armidale’s cold winters. High levels of insulation, low water use taps and shower roses, and low energy lighting and appliances are also included. Low VOC paints and boards throughout the house create a healthier air environment, and water tanks are installed to take advantage of the local rainfall.

This sustainable housing design incorporates high-tech household features within an affordable family dwelling. It is a residence that successfully addresses the essential smart housing elements of social, economic and environmental sustainability. The numerous climate smart design features includes solar louvres and provision for future solar voltaic panels, cross flow ventilation, 50mm anticon under roof tin and R4 formaldehyde free insulation in the ceiling. Large smart glass windows, protected by wide eave overhangs, face north, overlooking the street. Rear high level windows allow direct cross flow ventilation to the bedrooms and living areas. At the highest point of the skillion roof, operable louvres also help control the airflow. Wisteria vines will soon provide shade to the open pergolas over the alfresco and carport, when their luscious tentacle-like foliage work their way along the tensioned stainless steel cables. A series of water-wise features contribute to the high level of sustainability of this house. A 5,000 litre underground rainwater tank, double filtered with scheme water back up, services the entire building. Greywater reticulation is ready for connection for future reuse.

The owners of this property are a retired couple that lived on site in a converted farm shed while slowly working on gardens, orchards and earthworks for the new home. Sustainable living was the driving force for this development, and the owners wanted their home to be a small studio style, lightweight construction with materials sympathetic to the rural character of the site. Inspired by the farm shed, the new home is a long narrow form with skillion roofline. A detached multi-use room on the eastern end blocks the real farm shed from view and creates a protected north-east facing court. Clad in Colorbond, the house remains in context with the rural setting. The kitchen is positioned at one end and connected to the living room by large sliding panels. A slow combustion fire vents warm air back to the bedroom. Polished concrete floors with timber trim balance the warm internal pallet. Striking red was added to a few elements to introduce a fun element to the interior and to inject the country charm with a contemporary edge.


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Project: Zabrinsky Point Designer: Richard Hall, Spatial oddity Phone: (03) 6326 6610 Web: www.spatialoddity.com.au

Project: The Boulevarde Designer: David Walker, David Walker Designs Phone: (02) 4732 3977 Web: www.davidwalker.com.au

Project: Jacqueline Place Designer: Frank Geskus, Prime Design (Tas) Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 6332 3970 Web: www.primedesigntas.com.au

Photographer: Richard Chung, 0429 081 812

Photographer: Harry’s Moments Captured, 0425 828 955

Photographer: Rob Burnett, 0418 133 943

This triple pavilion style home is located only 30 kilometres from Cradle Mountain and is the gloriously snug hideaway for a retiring professional couple. The home is positioned to watch the sun rise over the adjacent picturesque lake, which has been known to freeze over. A cosy master bedroom with private ensuite is enclosed in its own pavilion to the north and is separated from the central larger living space by a fully glazed walkway. A private guest wing is designed in a similar manner with a hidden sliding wall making it possible to separate it from the rest of the home. Warming the home is a French designed wood heater, held in a monolithic bespoke form and creating a central focus for the interior. Italian kitchen and designer rugs luxuriously finish the home’s interior, while outside the glazed linkways frame the spectacular views that can be appreciated from all sides. The doubled glazed north-eastern façade provides an ever-changing backdrop for a leisurely lifestyle in this stunning “thick Tassie jumper” styled home.

The dense woodland location for this project proved a difficult site with very advanced trees, a fall in excess of 7.0m over the building envelope from kerb to rear, a 3.0m wide creek running parallel to the northern boundary, and clearly a BAL-FZ zoning. The design of the home considers the northern aspect and bushland vistas, ensuring all living areas benefit from solar access, topography and vehicle access. The lightweight construction uses James Hardie Sycon cladding and metal roof. The roof design simply consists of raking roofs following the floor levels, stepping with the fall of the site. The bedrooms have projecting walls and large windows that capture the surrounding landscape. Two living areas on separate levels are an open plan design, ensuring bushland views and maximising the northern aspect. The garage is detached to achieve strict council driveway gradient requirements. The contemporary residence compliments its environment totally and with four generous bedrooms, open plan design and two separate family areas it perfectly suits the clients’ requirements.

This modern residence features a palette of contemporary material that epitomise current trends in exterior claddings. Designed for comfort and entertaining, the home has three bedrooms and a master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe. The home has a large double garage, open plan living areas and a separate lounge/media room. The galley style kitchen has a walk in pantry. The front setback has been increased to allow for more visitor parking and to avoid the common scenario of a garage door dominating the façade. The skillion roof presented the opportunity to provide clerestory glazing to the north-east in addition to the clients’ requirements for a north-west orientation to the living areas to maximise tree and mountain views. A separate lounge is incorporated in a way that enables the main living areas to be extended for more flexible living by simply opening or closing the full length set of bi-fold doors. A covered outdoor space flows freely from the kitchen and living areas and is positioned to maximise privacy from neighbouring hillside properties.

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Project: Kuta House Designer: Chris Clout, Chris Clout Design Phone: 0412 408 410 Web: www.chriscloutdesign.com.au

Project: Sustainable Sander Designer: Michael Noble, Michael C Noble Building Designers Phone: (08) 8381 7085 Email: michael@mcnoblebuildingdesign.com

Project: West Leederville Residence Designer: Doug Paton, d4 Designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au

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Based on Balinese style architecture,this home has the allure of a retreat with natural timbers, stone and tropical landscaping. The house is designed to look like a holiday villa with pavilion style roofs, incorporating an open entertaining pavilion with ‘floating’ sundeck and pool. The entry bridge appears to float over water, providing a link to the two wings, giving an internalised and private feel to the house. The left wing houses the study, family room and bedrooms. The master bedroom utilises an incredible position, the whole room appears to float over the water. The right wing houses the kitchen, dining and living area, which opens completely onto the outdoor living areas. The brick veneer construction gives good insulation and the design opens up to capture south/southeasterly breezes allowing cross ventilation. Large eaves also provide shading, and sectioning off the house into areas makes the house more thermally comfortable. There is plenty of outdoor area space for relaxing on sun lounges by the pool.

A combination of old reused and new materials were utilised in the construction of this Heritage home. The clients had a great store of material collected from other demolished buildings which included local stone, Jarrah flooring, Hoop pine posts, Oregon from Onkaparinga woollen mills, many timber panelled internal doors, a timber front door and sidelights, and many other smaller items. This material has all been included to create a new exceptional home that seamlessly fits in to its heritage zoning. The house is sited east/west to reduce heat gain in the summer and to position the entertainment/living area facing north overlooking the dam and orchard. The length of the house also worked with the contours of the land, and as a result a minimal site cut was necessary. The winter sun penetrates the living areas via highlight windows and under the verandah. Internally, recycled materials abound. Staircase, balustrade and ceilings have all been crafted from old timber. The open fire and brick surrounds are reused red bricks. The finished home has a very rustic feeling that the clients are very comfortable living in.

Photographer: Joel Barbitta, DMax Photography, 0412 284 767

This contemporary residence in West Leederville is a functional four bedroom family home with an attractive modern street appeal. The meticulous design manages to fit a great deal into a little space; it is truly a ‘pocket rocket’ of house. With a narrow ten-metre frontage, the modern design challenged strict council streetscape requirements with the support of neighbours. Double glazing was a solution to contend with front street traffic noise, and also increased the star rating and energy efficiency. A narrow easement over the longest length of the property added to the complexity of design considerations. A zero setback on the eastern boundary was essential and was approved after some negotiations with the adjoining owners. The well-considered placement of light wells, expanses of glass, voids and double storey features all contribute to the sense of space that has been achieved throughout the interior. The three storey building utilises black tinted concrete tilt panels, which adds to its individuality. A multitude of simple, subtle design details further contribute to the sense of space and openness. The owners, being repeat clients, are extremely satisfied with the design outcome.


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New Residential Buildings 351sqm to 450sqm

New Residential Buildings 351sqm to 450sqm

Project: Whale Beach Residence Designer: Peter Downes, Peter Downes Designs Phone: (02) 9973 3312 Web: www.peterdownes.com.au

Project: Ashton Retreat Designer: David Frazer, David Frazer Design Phone: (08) 8379 8733 Web: www.davidfrazerdesign.com.au

Project: Berm House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

Photographer: Michael Simmons, 0409 427 134

Reflecting the client’s priorities to provide a tranquil and spiritual link to the landscape, this home is integrated with the existing garden, with all the habitable rooms facing the garden area. The building footprint is stretched over a long north-south axis, with a one and half storey living section at the centre. The home features clean, minimal and functional detailing with exposed stainless steel sliding door furniture and fittings that give an industrial feel. Nozzle outlets to the air conditioning enhance the commercial feeling to the interiors. Large timber stacker sliding doors open onto a timber deck verandah, which is supported by powder coated steel columns and beam structure that provide a strong vertical element to the design. A louvred roof allows flexibility depending on the weather conditions. Large chamfered eaves, with shadow jointing, provide an interesting canopy over the tallest part of the building. A splayed stone spine wall to the front porch gives a welcoming focal point from the driveway. This project works on a number of levels, and demonstrates a keen sensitivity to materials and textural effects within the set landscape.

Photographer: Mark Cooper, 0427 677 788

This north facing vacant site offers a spectacular ocean and coastal outlook, and the new house has been designed to ensure that all rooms, particularly the living areas, benefit from the views. The angled zig-zag northern face of the new dwelling has served to focus the view across the majestic sweep of Whale Beach and add considerable drama to the design inside and out. The footprint was addressed by locating part of the pool under the house, the stormwater tank under the elevated end of the pool, part of the bottom floor under the tiled outdoor area, and by reducing the width of the private access road that traversed the site. A potential loss of view issue from an existing house on the uphill sidewas resolved by positioning the top storey in the south-west corner of the new building where the neighbours’ views were already significantly blocked by a large palm tree. The primary outdoor area is located on the south side of the house where it is protected from constant strong sea breezes, and captures lovely views through the lounge room.

This low bunker style home is designed to be a long lasting, virtually indestructible and maintenance free building. With concrete floor, walls and roof, the structure is pushed back against the hill and prevailing weather. It is open to the north-east to capture views and winter sunshine. With insulated walls coupled to the earth and other environmental inclusions, the internal condition out-performs the suggested star rating calculation. The orientation of the pre-defined north-east facing building envelope is well positioned to provide expansive views across Geographe Bay. A long wing is stepped down the sloping site housing secondary bedrooms and bathrooms. Cabinetwork is kept to simple geometric lines, and floor and wall tiling is continuous in bathrooms, blending the horizontal and vertical planes. The roofline is long and low on the same slope as the site. The main living space is open plan and facing north-east to the views. The interiors for this project began with the building concept, blending inside and outside, using the language of construction. The sparse palette of raw concrete, polished white terrazzo, warm timber, and feature stonework relates strongly to the location.

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New Residential Buildings 351sqm to 450sqm

New Residential Buildings 351sqm to 450sqm

Project: Full Metal Jacket Designer: James Cooper, Sanctum Design Consultants Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 9909 8844 Web: www.sanctumdesign.com.au

Project: Giancristofaro Residence Designer: Shayne Le Roy, Shayne Le Roy Design Phone: 0417 949 866 Web: www.shayneleroydesign.com.au

Project: Manly Beach House Designer: James Cooper, Sanctum Design Consultants Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 9909 8844 Web: www.sanctumdesign.com.au

Photographer: Marian Riabic Photography, (02) 9386 1676

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Situated in Sydney’s Middle Harbour foreshore, this ultra modern family home has been designed to meet a strict set of design parameters. An irregular site, bounded by a cliff on one side and dense bush land on the other, required working within rigorous council controls, construction for high-level bushfire risk and a tight budget to maximise commercial viability. This project was to be one of two dwellings and working with the orientation of the site the two properties were to maximise views north-west and west over Middle Harbour. The exploration of various construction methodologies led to a lightweight solution defined by rectilinear pavilions rotated on the site to maximise privacy and to take advantage of the spectacular sweeping views. The clever design resulted in the upper floor overhanging the smaller lower floor, which provided shade to walls and windows and enabled a larger landscaped open space. Bushfire shutters were integrated into the building fabric. The home is designed to have living areas and a pool at the rear of the site that also exploits prime views of the harbour.

The layout of this home was carefully considered to meet the accommodation requirements of the clients and their two daughters who are university students. The shape of the land as a corner block was also a big consideration in the design. The house maximises the outlook to the pool area from most of the rooms and increases the potential for northern light to enter the internal living areas and filter into the outdoor living space. Being a sub-divided corner block it was important to create a design that maintained a certain amount of privacy in the outdoor living space without other properties looking in. Zoning of areas has very successfully provided ample separation between living rooms and bedrooms, and between the parents’ areas and spaces for their daughters. The use of shadow-line cornices, simple profile skirtings, stone benchtops, floating timber treads, contemporary wallpaper, and feature stone tiling and cladding set a strong palette for this house. Texture and character has been achieved with natural stone tiling throughout, rugs and subtle hints of timber.

Photographer: Simon Wood Photography, 0422 226 117

This coastal contemporary residence near Manly Beach in Sydney is an elegant solution to capture the essence of a relaxed 1950’s beach shack in a modern suburban setting. Situated a short walk from Fairy Bower, the house was designed around the active lifestyle of a vibrant young family. The notion of barefoot beachside living dictated a flow from the surf, through the trickle of an outdoor shower and into a sand room where thongs are tossed and surfboards carefully stacked. The house was conceived as a collection of experiential spaces. Rooms sweep and swell seamlessly between one another, spilling through stackable glazed walls and surging outdoors to create a cross-pollination of zones. A pool side dining area mirrors its dining room counterpart a stones’ throws away. Combining contradictory elements of beach house impermanence with a stable family home, the success of this project lies in its understanding of the clients’ way of life. The result speaks for itself. A contemporary coastal residence with a respect for traditional Australian beach culture, embracing the boisterous lifestyle changes of a growing family with flexibility and grace.


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New Residential Buildings over 450sqm

New Residential Buildings over 450sqm

Project: Capelli Residence Designer: Shayne Le Roy, Shayne Le Roy Design Phone: 0417 949 866 Web: www.shayneleroydesign.com.au

Project: Church Point Residence Designer: Peter Downes, Peter Downes Designs Phone: (02) 9973 3312 Web: www.peterdownes.com.au

Perched on a corner block in Mosman Park with Swan River views, the clients wanted a design for their home that was fresh, modern and low maintenance. The design was to incorporate architectural detail that evokes a contemporary style. The size of the land and the orientation of the corner block played a part in the overall design and floorplan. Access for vehicle parking was also critical in the plan to avoid the garage dominating the architecture. The garage was located under the main house by cutting through the existing limestone retaining wall installed by the land developer. The ground floor of the home was elevated to the maximum floor level above the site to capture river views, and for the open plan living spaces to overlook the outdoor living areas. The first level incorporates all the bedrooms and a dramatic metal screen frames the north-eastern boundaries for protection and privacy while also creating an architectural statement. A mixture of materials including steel and concrete are elements of the architectural form and enhance the modern architectural style.

Photographer: Michael Simmons, 0409 427 134

Project: Glenworth Valley House Designer: James Cooper, Sanctum Design Consultants Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 9909 8844 Web: www.sanctumdesign.com.au

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Photographer: Simon Wood Photography, 0422 226 117

The waterfront site provided excellent opportunities for this residence but presented an equal number of design challenges. The final design cleverly exploits the good characteristics and makes full use of the site’s potential. The owners wanted the house to have the feel of a luxury holiday resort. Four levels were needed to deal with the slope and this design neatly divides the house into four distinctive functional zones. Frameless glass doors were adopted to seamlessly link the main living to the north facing outdoor entertaining area and to the west facing balcony. A north facing four storey atrium provides light and ventilation to all levels, and also acts as a dramatic stairwell. A double decker car lift combines with a turntable in the driveway to solve the street parking and access issues, and a four storey lift supplements two inclinators to ensure easy access when required. A series of low curved roofs ensure compliance with the height limit, and allows water views from all levels. The existing landscaping was retained and enhanced, as was the existing boat shed. The owners have said of their home, “The end result is a beautiful, unique, sophisticated but relaxed home which makes us feel we are living in a resort all year round.”

Situated within a deep set valley carved through Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, Glenworth Valley house captures the spirit of nature and provides the owners with a comfortable and serene sanctuary within the extremes of its bushland setting. The design responds to the landscape using material synonymous with the Australian bush including recycled timber, glass, sandstone and steel. The building’s layout is dictated by an elongated axis to which several pavilion elements would break off the main spine of the building. This created opportunities for courtyards and service areas and a variety of aspects to capture stunning valley views of the escarpment, pasture lands and the creek. The articulated plan also created an opportunity to bring direct solar access deep into the house whilst maintaining separable functions of each living zone. The towering sandstone cliffs surrounding the property restrict winter sun, so a highly insulated envelope uses solar hydronic heating as its primary heating source. Visual warmth has been beautifully captured with the use of recycled timbers and the local Hawkesbury sandstone.

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New Residential Buildings over 450sqm

Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000

Project: Hindmarsh Valley Heaven Designer: Michael Noble, Michael C Noble Building Designers Phone: (08) 8381 7085 Email: michael@mcnoblebuildingdesign.com

Project: Round House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

Project: Baker House Designer: Gregory Eade, eadesign Phone: 0427 871 723 Web: www.gregoryeadesign.com

Approximately 30 acres with steep inclines is the site for this magnificent home in rural Hindmarsh Valley. The views are to the south over a beautiful undulating terrain. The materials used in the home create an illusion that the building is actually growing out of the ground. The rammed earth walls are strong and anchored and the soaring roof forms above create magnificent shade. Courtyards throughout the home divide the home into a number of pods and reflect light and air. They also connect all rooms via wide corridors. The central core in the living areas connects visually with the external living spaces with a roof that floats above. Clerestory windows provide more space and light throughout. Natural coloured polished concrete floors throughout the home neutralise the bold rammed earth walls and aesthetically link all of the spaces. The home is self sufficient with regards to its energy and water collection (although electricity is available); therefore its carbon footprint is reduced immensely.

Photographer: Mark Cooper, 0427 677 788

This site is on a steeply sloping hill less than 150m from the beach with extensive ocean views. The solution to the triangular boundary alignment was to curve the building plan to create a horseshoe arrangement facing north to protect occupants from prevailing elements and maximise the views. So the home is sited facing north to capture those amazing views, and protect the home from south to west winds and the afternoon summer sun. Secondary bedrooms, bathrooms and a living space are on the lowest level. By relocating the driveway further up the site, the main entry could be on the second level. This middle level contains the games room and bar, main deck (overlooking the beach), BBQ, pool, laundry and change room allowing service areas and main entertaining in the middle of the home to be directly accessed from street level. The upper level has the kitchen, dining, master suite and study, with smaller balconies. The main roof deck is covered by a large cantilevered circular louvred solar pergola, which permits sun penetration to upper level rooms in winter and shades spaces below in summer.

Photographer: Jonathan Wherrett, 0400 462 437

This very large, poorly oriented two storey house was dark and cold with outdated living spaces. On the south western corner of the house a small lean-to horse stable had been converted into a kitchen approximately 30 years ago. Removing this lean-to permitted a westerly extension and allowed the northern sun around the side of the house. An existing low lintel, supporting the first floor, was removed and a new beam, with a larger span, raised the ceiling height of the new extension to match the high ceiling of the existing house. Black exposed steel columns with a large, flat, cantilevered roof allowed both maximum winter sun penetration as well as protection from the summer afternoon sun. Excavating into the southern bank enabled double door access to a new large decked area at ground level. This allowed the kitchen to flow into a private back yard, which is protected from the lane-way with a high solid fence. The large doors, modern black joinery, high ceilings and subdued lighting allowed for a ‘piece of Manhattan’ in New Town.


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Residential Alterations/Additions up to $250,000

Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000

Project: Barkla Residence Designer: Ashley Foote, Green Line Building Design Phone: 0437 678 890 Web: www.greenlinebuildingdesign.com.au

Project: Creewood House Designer: Luke Van Jour, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 8850 6156 Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au

Project: Frankland Street Designer: Frank Geskus, Prime Design (Tas) Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 6332 3970 Web: www.primedesigntas.com.au

Photographer: Peter Riley, 0433 253 149

Photographer: Mind The Gap, 1300 133 145

Photographer: Rob Burnett, 0418 133 943

The Barkla residence was an opportunity to transform an old style home into a naturally warm and earthy space that reflects the surrounding landscape. The transformation produced solar passive, light-filled rooms, surrounded by natural features of stone and timber, and much warmth. The original tile roof was replaced with Colorbond and raised toplite roof sections and gables has achieved interesting rooflines and increased the amount of north facing glazing. Reconfiguring the areas has increased the size of the main bedroom, guest room, ensuite and walk-in robe. The windows and doors are now large pane double glazed hardwood timber and all living areas capture the available views. A beautiful fully glazed entry with feature timber door and stonework links the interior to the outdoors. The existing kitchen has been retained and now features stonework and timber cabinetwork. The brickwork has been rendered and a balcony and generously sized covered decks have been created. The result of the transformation is a unique design that incorporates both a contemporary style and an enduring sophistication.

Extensive consultation with Heritage advisors was required for this project as maintaining Heritage integrity was paramount. The recommended design replaced the rear with a glass structure. The extension stepped in 150mm defining the transition from heritage to modern using exposed steel columns. All the old brickwork was restored. An open plan living room, new kitchen, dining and family room were all added. On the north wall there is now high performance glazing with ventilation louvres. A maple tree that was already well established on the site was retained to assist in reducing summer heat. Double glazed sliding doors serve to ‘picture frame’ the tree on the western wall and provide access to the rear of the property. The alfresco dining has a retractable roof that can be opened so that in winter it will absorb the sunshine and increase the level of daylight into the home, while in summer it can be closed to provide extra shade. All requirements were met with respect to the Heritage values. The owners now have a clean living, sustainably built space which integrates well with the natural environment.

This renovation and extension involved two buildings on a single title that were both built alongside one another. This particular building was being leased at the time as two conjoined, single bedroom units. Located on a quiet street the building appeared tired and dated, however the elevated inner city location was a draw card. It was close to shops, multiple cafes, the Launceston General Hospital and recently developed ‘The Charles’ apartments, with only a five minute stroll into the heart of Launceston, yet isolated enough to provide private landscaped outdoor spaces at the rear. The design maximises the panoramic views at the rear of the property by introducing larger windows and a single garage with a deck over it. Whilst the transformation is subtle when viewed from the street, the interior has been completely transformed. The crisp white painted walls provide a sophisticated contrast with the warmth of the polished timber floorboards as they collect and magnify the natural sunlight. The living areas open out onto the new private deck to take full advantage of the panoramic city views and provide access to the landscaped courtyard.

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Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000

Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000

Project: Leichhardt House Designer: Luke Van Jour, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 8850 6156 Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au

Project: McNeil House Designer: Don Taylor, DTDA Pty Ltd Phone: (08) 9286 4911 Web: www.dtda.com.au

Photographer: MoNeek Photography, 0412 056 748

Photographer: Joel Barbitta, DMax Photography, 0412 284 767

Project: Mitchells Modern Heritage Designer: Michael Noble, Michael C Noble Building Designers Phone: (08) 8381 7085 Email: michael@mcnoblebuildingdesign.com

The original home was a conservation listed workers’ cottage in very poor condition. The owner wanted to keep only the front facade and common walls for conservation purposes. The rest of the home was removed and re-designed allowing for open plan living, maximum daylight levels and good cross ventilation. The home sits on a block of land no greater than 109sqm and maximising the space whilst achieving all that was required for healthy contemporary living was paramount. The block of land has an east-west orientation so aside from the small building footprint another challenge was to get the winter sun to penetrate into the floor space whilst still achieving privacy from the surrounding neighbours. The cottage had two common walls on the north and southern sides and the design incorporates a glass light and air shaft in the centre of the floor plan located on the northern common wall. This effectively creates a core that introduces light and fresh air into the spaces of the home that radiate out from it.

This project is typical of the recent trend where renovation is preferred over re-building. The owners had enjoyed living in the quiet battle-axe lot for several years, and had given themselves time to determine what they were missing in their home. The revitalised brick and tile home now opens up to a large glass and steel pavilion with high ceilings; and a generously sized covered outdoor lounge. An infinity-edge swimming pool completes the picture in a relaxing indoor/ outdoor living space. While the clients enjoyed the seclusion of their rear lot, they felt the approach to their home lacked impact. By demolishing the garage area, the home now enjoys a dramatic entrance foyer to welcome guests. Through the new timber front door, a cascade of copper pendant lights shows off the double height volume, and a hidden door closes off access to a new powder room. Natural stone flooring flows through to the rear section of the extension, where a cook’s kitchen, complete with scullery room, is fitted with high-end appliances and materials

This Heritage home has been superbly returned to its former glory. The previously very small property now feels much larger and is more appropriate for contemporary lifestyles. The old facade had been badly treated with a front porch and render that hid its character. This has been returned to its original status with stone and brick quoins to the walls and a verandah (concave) with a tessellated tiled floor. The front crumbling brick fence was also removed and replaced with a replica picket fence. Internally the home has undergone substantial change. The badly built add-ons of the 1950s and 1960s have been replaced with an open, light and well-ventilated 21st century living experience. The now effortlessly flowing interior incorporates wet areas, side and rear access and a main bedroom with en-suite and robe spaces. Greater visual connections to the exterior, and increased ceiling height of the living area and main bedroom, have increased the sense of spaciousness throughout the home. Northerly light and warmth from the winter sun penetrate the living spaces making the lovely home a comfortable place to live in all year around.


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Residential Alterations/Additions over $250,000

Project: Noye Residence Designer: William Clark, William Clark Design Phone: (08) 9336 3347 Web: www.williamclarkdesign.com.au

Project: Snell Residence Designer: Mike Besley, ICR Design Phone: (02) 8850 3502 Web: www.icrdesign.com.au

Photographer: Bluejay Media, 0414 719 250

In this project the existing dwelling was partially retained and large open plan living areas added to the rear now allow direct interaction with the outdoor living and recreational spaces. A large secondary living space is now located on the first floor at the rear of the new addition and is located adjacent to the bedrooms. This gives the clients’ children their own living and indoor recreational space. A central feature of the design is an outstanding flexible solution where large stacking doors effectively link or separate spaces. The facade was designed to incorporate a re-use of the existing brickwork that was rendered to give it a more modern appearance. In addition, weatherboard cladding was used to add a strong contemporary presence to the streetscape while allowing the dwelling to blend in with the surrounding mix of brick and weatherboard dwelling commonly found in North Epping.

Green imperatives are central to the design of this residence. The existing cottage was retained for its aesthetic and heritage values and with existing flooring and internal finishes refurbished it has become the guest accommodation/office. The new addition is clad in weatherboard to match the cottage and it houses all the remaining functions for the new home. The extension is built over two levels, connected to the existing cottage by a double volume linkway. From outside the linkway serves to punctuate the junction of old and new and internally it provides vertical circulation. The result reflects a commitment to living sustainably as the house is flooded with light. The interior of the home is closely connected to the natural world outside. It features reverse brick veneer walls, a heat sink spine wall and polished concrete slab to keep the thermal mass within the insulated envelope. In the hot afternoons of summer the windows are shaded and with the louvres open the sea breeze wafts through and is felt everywhere. A part of the living room contains the television where it is cosy, cavelike and dim. The main bedroom is a particular feature as being in it feels like living in the trees.

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Small Lot Housing Project: City Beach Residence Designer: Doug Paton, d4 designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au This home is a distinctive contemporary residence in City Beach. The home is often termed the TARDIS, like Doctor Who’s telephone box, because so much has been fitted into the small 260sqm lot. With a nine metre frontage, the design needed to accommodate strict council guidelines and the challenges of a very small site, while at the same time maximise the potential for ocean glimpses. The brief was for something magical and unique to accommodate a family of three. The owners were specific on style and required a pool, outdoor entertaining area, and enough separation for their family activities to occur in different zones. A central void in the upper floor creates an immediate a sense of space. Provision for an acoustic curtain has been built into the theatre. The result looks effortless, but the design process involved 13 different floor schematics. The design needed to squeeze in every bit of northern light without creating unusable space or restricting the flow and so the bulk of the house is designed to be on the south side. The result is an exciting and fresh approach to a contemporary residence.

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Project: Cross Street Residence Designer: Yael Kurlansky, Yael K Designs Phone: (08) 9381 5111 Web: www.yaelk.com.au

Project: Cross Street Residence Designer: Yael Kurlansky, Yael K Designs Phone: (08) 9381 5111 Web: www.yaelk.com.au

Project: Husodo and Mohammad Semi Designer: Shayne Le Roy, Shayne Le Roy Design Phone: 0417 949 866 Web: www.shayneleroydesign.com.au

Photographer: Ron Tan, 0417 093 303

Photographer: Ron Tan, 0417 093 303

Located in Swanbourne this small lot has only a 9.4m frontage but the clever design has created a home with an inviting ‘wow’ factor. The impressive colonnade with layered steps, large Marri wooden beams and a stone wall draws you towards the front door. The volume of glass on the front facade infuses northern light through the house into all the open plan spaces. A double garage and store are located in the the under croft. Inside the home the volume and space is so generous it is difficult to grasp the small size of the building. The kitchen uncurls into a built-in breakfast/cocktail bar area and upstairs it is simple and classy, with no wasted space anywhere. To top it all, the roof, with its slick gutters, soars out like a plane in flight. Which is a perfect metaphor for the pilot owner of the home. His new ‘bachelor pad’ of stone and glass is ideal for his lifestyle between flights, and the spacious living areas and study are also very important for his plans to work from home in the future.

Leisure, practicality and comfort were of paramount importance in the composition of this edgy project. Using strong design disciplines, the unified design maximises the use of the entire small Swanbourne block, which has a frontage of only 9.4m. Housing the garage and storage area in the under croft freed up the two living levels of the house. The design captures the northern aspect, and by utilising glass and voids, the house breaks the small lot mould and feels spacious whilst being naturally lit. The design of the interiors was simultaneous with the design of the building, resulting in a harmonious blend of form and style that is evident throughout the house. A colonnade with layered stepping moves you towards the front door and large Marri wooden beams brace the entry wall to the stone wall. The functionality of the open living and kitchen areas was a priority to the client and has been executed beautifully. The concise flowing design of the upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms carry the overall feel upstairs to complete the project.

Best friends own these two green title properties and they required their separate homes to be unique but nevertheless to work well together aesthetically. The original parcel of land was subdivided down the centre and each lot is 10m wide. Despite being narrow, the two contemporary designs maximise the space and capture the views of the city at the rear of the property. The warm tones and textures of timber and stone compliment the contemporary style of each home and each other. Both home designs have achieved open plan living, which was a major requirement, as the orientation of the site did not allow the design to encapsulate the northern aspect. To avoid a garage being a dominant element of the streetscape, a driveway down the sides of each property allows car parking under the house from the rear. Not only does this provide good street articulation, the cantilever over the driveway provides increased accommodation space. The exterior finishes are clean and contemporary and both dwellings feature textured and organic materials that harmonise and balance one design with the other.


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Multi-Residential up to Six Dwellings

Multi-Residential over Six Dwellings

Project: Bali Villas Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

Project: Park Lane Claremont Designer: Doug Paton, d4 designs Phone: 0412 987 757 Web: www.d4designs.com.au

Project: Aubin Grove Designer: Drew Lamperd and Mikel Sesma, Mikasa Designs Phone: (08) 9535 2999 Web: www.mikasadesigns.com.au

The developers described this project as a “typical” compound villa development as seen in many locations around the Seminyak area of Bali. This was in terms of the high walled compound, high density land use. However the buildings were not to be “typical” in terms of design. The developers wanted to move away from the traditional tropical architecture of thatched roofs and exposed timber. They were very clear that they wanted to offer a sophisticated and modern option to the villa market but they did need to be inclusive of key expectations such as pools, landscaped gardens, and indoor/outdoor bathrooms. The buildings must also accommodate permanent occupants and not just be short stay accommodation. Allowing the building to be fully closed and have “proper” kitchens was high on this project brief. This particular project is very simple and restrained. The result delivers a personalised touch that the developers were seeking while remaining environmentally and contextually sensitive. Local construction skill base and local materials were used in the most part. There are no evident excesses and high performance elements are subtly integrated with a very natural building.

A grand central ‘promenade’ greets all visitors and creates a symmetrical focus for these unique classic residences. Classic cobblestones, timber, slimline face brickwork forged within and a traditional palette, are a timeless design solution that has a wide appeal among residents. The design incorporates considerable external landscaping features and generous classic proportions that combine to assist in delivering a successful traditional development. The privacy and separation of each of the four dwellings is very carefully considered, allowing owners to live comfortably in their individual, secluded environment while still feeling like being part of a small community. Generous rooms, ceiling heights and specifications embody a sense of grandeur. The development is a secure design providing convenient ‘lock up and leave’ capabilities for owners. The celebrated name of Park Lane continues to be well sort after amongst the leafy streets in Park Lane, Claremont.

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This development is designed to be affordable and to maximise density, fitting as many lots on the master lot as possible, and in turn assist in easing the rental crisis. Designing each dwelling to be a single bedroom dwelling reduced costs. This enabled 30% more dwellings to be accommodated on the site, hence reducing the individual cost of each. To ensure that enough living space was still available, a multi purpose room was also included in the design. The interior design is spatially efficient with open planning techniques applied. This allowed the boundaries of functional spaces to blur, enabling the resident to ‘borrow’ space when required. High ceilings take advantage of the vertical space and give the interior a larger, more open feel. The single bedroom upstairs is an open loft style bedroom, again in order to make the space feel larger and open and to maximise the light from the bedroom window. The National Rental Affordability Scheme required that all houses meet a minimum of 6 stars energy rating. This was achieved throughout all dwellings through careful consideration of site orientation/window openings/insulation/energy efficient fluorescent lighting and gas HWS.

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The project sought a design that would be affordable and maximise yield, fitting as many dwellings on the site as possible, and in turn assist in easing the rental crisis. The final design is 30 dwellings each kept to two storey constructions and separated into three blocks of less than 500m2, to avoid the cost of added fire protection. Although working to a strict budget to keep construction costs low, it was still imperative to design comfortable and aesthetically pleasing units so as to attract a rental return for investors. Features such as air conditioning, high ceilings and double glazing were included to ensure the apartments would be attractive to the rental market. The National Rental Affordability Scheme (NRAS) required that all houses are to meet a minimum of 6 stars energy rating. Through careful consideration this was achieved throughout all dwellings with site orientation, window openings, insulation, energy efficient fluorescent lighting and gas HWS. Other NRAS requirements were also met with all plumbing fixtures exceeding the minimum WERS rating and disabled access to all ground floor units.

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Multi-Residential Medium or High Rise/Mixed Use Project: Salisbury Terraces Designer: Brent Reid, EcoSphereDesign Phone: 0422 556 470 Web: www.ecospheredesign.com.au Photographer: Mauricio Caicedo, James Considine, 0404 847 676

The inner city site of the new “Salisbury Terraces” had previously housed a two storey warehouse/ factory building, constructed circa 1920, that had operated as a fishing rod and glove factory. The clients advised that the premium target market for the sale of the dwellings would be receptive to a restrained referencing to the original warehouse nature of the building through refined detailing. The terrace format, typical of the area, was adopted as the appropriate response. This also allowed for the possibility of future Torrens title subdivision, but just as important as future resale value, it simplified BCA compliance and the subsequent costs of the build. Within its built-up environment, the final design is a triumph of modern light-filled private homes. Each of the six dwellings has five independent private outdoor zones through the use of balconies, roof terraces, internal and external courtyards. In creating spaces that give joy and sanctuary, the design has successfully harmonised all the aspects of the clients brief to the site, the seasons, aesthetics and budget. Big or small, each project has its own ‘blue sky’ moment of design clarity, waiting to be discovered.

New Commercial Buildings up to $2m Project: The Cheese Barrel Cafe Designer: Michael Yurisich, YURO Building Design Phone: 0417 965 653 Web: www.yuro.com.au Photographer: Jessica Wyld Photography, 0433 785 895

Such a unique concept as a dedicated Cheese Cafe in the Swan Valley wine region, required an equally unique architectural concept to bring the vision to its full potential. A result was successfully achieved by understanding the needs and vision of the client, as well as careful consideration to the impact on the surrounding natural environment. As a new addition to the existing award winning Olive Farm Wines cellar door building, the new Cheese Barrel cafe needed to not only enhance the existing facilities, but also have its own identity. The cafe building shares the contemporary styling with the neighbouring winery, but takes a step further outside the box with its unfamiliar angular forms and bold proportions. Even with a sense of balance and symmetry, each viewing angle highlights totally different features and elements, challenging conventional approaches. In addition to modern and innovative building materials, such as fibre cement sheet and composite timber claddings, the restrained use of both recycled and weathered elements, tastefully embrace the rich history of the Swan Valley, whilst setting the benchmark in innovative and environmentally conscious design.


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Project: Denture Clinic Designer: Frank Geskus, Prime Design (Tas) Pty Ltd Phone: (03) 6332 3970 Web: www.primedesigntas.com.au

Project: Optima Partners Designer: Michael Little, Michael Little Designs Phone: (08) 9207 3995 Web: www.mldesigns.com.au

Project: CSC Training Laboratories Designer: Dave Bennett, Bennett Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0439 817 232 Web: bennettdesign.com.au

Photographer: Rob Burnett, 0418 133 943

At this landmark site it was important to design a unique building that would stand out along the Main Street Precinct. The orientation meant heavy screening would be required to the glazing that faces the western solar aspect, which is also the main viewing direction. A custom screen was designed and developed to suit the curved windows and emphasise the simplicity of the design. The internal design brief was a simple office development with certain room sizes required to suit the anchor tenant who was also the owner occupier. Smaller suites around the largest unit where placed around a central core. Custom aluminium commercial framing and screens where a challenge for the builder. An even greater challenge was the curved sections needed for the aluminium cladding. The challenge of concealed supports for the screens and awnings was addressed in the design process to reduce the complexity on site. The desired outcome was achieved and the screens work well to block the harsh summer sun mid afternoon and screen the building from the full glare of the late afternoon sun. The colours of the building represent the corporate colours of the owner occupiers.

Photographer: Peter Eve, Monsoon Studio, 0419 771 300

The owner of the Denture Clinic has operated on this site for 14 years and wanted to demolish the existing building and rebuild on the site. The new design was to improve patient access as well as upgrade the consulting rooms, reception area and dental laboratory facilities to better facilitate the operation of the business. It was important to continue the good relationships the client had developed with the neighbouring residential property owners and that the proposed development be aesthetically sympathetic to the surrounding residential buildings in scale and form. The client was aware that the proposal would be a discretionary use under the planning scheme and that a traffic noise assessment would be required. In brief the clinic would need to provide: client and staff parking, reception desk/waiting area, separate staff toilet and kitchen facilities, four consult rooms, laboratory, plaster room, polishing room, sterilising area, x-ray alcove, plant room and storage space. The overall concept was to keep to a single storey with higher ceilings to accommodate equipment and to utilise standard residential brick veneer with hip roof construction as a means of blending with the surrounding residential properties and keeping the overall cost of the build down.

The development of ties between Charles Darwin University and the Casuarina Senior College in Darwin saw the need to upgrade the facility’s science laboratory provisions. After previous upgrade work to a few of the laboratories, it was determined that the remainder should be refurbished and an existing general education area was to be developed to provide a flexible teaching space. Additional laboratories would also be required to satisfy the ever-growing population at the school. It was discovered that there were significant site limitations for a new science building; it was also of utmost importance to keep the new laboratories in close proximity to the existing faculty. The building works also had to be completed whilst the college remained operational and built to a strict budget and time frames. The new Science Building is seamlessly linked through a carefully considered connection of the new sheltered walkway to the old, maintaining the vibrant atmosphere of the shared student space between. The finished areas are functional spaces with energetic finishes and modern provisions that are considered a benchmark in Darwin for similar facilities.

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Project: MBS Headquarters Designer: Hugh Walker, Building Design Direct Phone: 0435 832 810 Web: www.buildingdesigndirect.com

Project: Shenton House Designer: Mark Baker, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Project: Subiaco Project Designer: Mark Baker, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709

This project is a joint venture between the Anglican Diocese and Perth Radiological Clinic. It is a four storey office development, which includes a church, basement level radiotherapy bunkers and associated car parking. The building has been designed as a whole, with traditionally ancillary structures encapsulated and treated as features to the design. Whilst the active ‘ribbon’ across the north elevation creates visual interest and an open dialogue with Shenton Avenue, it also provides vertical and horizontal shading across the façade, forming a canopy to the third floor balcony in one area and wraps down to form the east entry awning. There is extensive glazing on the north façade to optimise winter solar heat gain. High performance glass will be used to minimise solar heat transfer in summer. The south façade has also been designed with large areas of glass to optimise natural light to the office areas. Vertical sun shading elements block the intense afternoon summer sun to the north and south west. The selected materials and finishes are of a high quality, durable and require minimal maintenance.

The unique site was a key consideration in developing a functional and significant design solution for this project. The client required a serviceable office building and a design that fully utilised the site. The form and orientation of the building reflects its commanding location at the western tip of the road. At the boundary of the Subiaco redevelopment, the building is a grand statement of design and point of reference. The site provides clear visibility to three facades of the building, and the design has capitalised on this distinct feature. On all three sides, the letter ‘S’ is shaped through placement of carefully designed elements of the building. Rows of glazing, recessed dramatically from the façade, cut horizontally through the aluminium composite cladding. With a north west facing street front these reveals provide sun shading for the glazing. The primarily white street front facade is also broken up with contrasting black panels, which, paired with a considered scale and placement of each design element, creates a dynamic monochromatic design. This scheme is continued through to the entry lobby and internal public spaces of the building.

Surrounded by precast concrete buildings, and metal clad “sheds” all of a generic nature, the striking design of the new Martin Building Services Headquarters is a direct result of the clients’ specific needs for the new complex. Great importance was placed on maximising the workshop areas for both the joinery shop and building company. Once established and functional, the additional elements to the designs were wrapped around the main building elements, in a sense hugging the heart or essence of the building. The office areas are located to the outer ring of the main workshop areas and open up to two street frontages and the corner. The office areas make the boldest statement as these elements are where new and existing clients meet and greet with staff from the business. A series of large curved red roofs become the dominant elements. Clad in custom sprayed Colorbond cladding they form the main entry wall and roof for the offices. They create a dynamic space within the offices with a soaring Matrix cladding ceiling. The building is a bright and playful design creating a dynamic and exciting workplace for staff and also an interesting destination for consultants, and customers alike.


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Project: Eric Street Shopping Centre Designer: Stephen Shircore, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Project: Esplanade Hotel Port Hedland Designer: Roger Veen, Veen’s Design Drafting Service Phone: (08) 9721 2526 Web: www.veensdesigndrafting.com.au

Project: Leonardoz Designer: Mike Cleaver and Frank Geskus, Clever Design, Prime Design Phone: (03) 6248 8283 Web: www.cleverdesign.com.au

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709

Eric Street Shopping Centre is an important asset to the Cottesloe community, and the new owner wanted to upgrade the facility. Meyer Shircore and Associates developed the design for the external refurbishment, and all lighting and air conditioning upgrades. Masterplanners developed the internal refurbishment. The entire facades of the centre were demolished and redeveloped. Full height aluminium framed glazing was installed at ground floor and first floor levels to provide exposure to the street, natural light internally and create an inviting street front facade. The updated monochromatic yet fresh colour scheme provides a neutral backdrop for tenant signage. Due to the coastal location of the centre, the roof had deteriorated and had to be replaced. The new roof includes large mechanical platforms to consolidate upgraded air conditioning systems, and the supermarket refrigeration plant. This minimises the extent and location of roof penetrations, which was a primary concern of the owner. Steel framed awnings were an addition to both levels, providing a point of entry reference as well as sun shading.

The design of the extensions to The Esplanade Hotel in Port Hedland takes into consideration the harbour views and the existing structure, as well as the demographics of the clientele. The three storey addition includes guest rooms, new reception, conference room, offices, staff kitchen, guest laundry and store. The extension was built in a u-shape with wrap-around verandahs that create cooling breezeways and shield harsh sunrays from directly hitting the guest rooms. The exterior cladding product blends beautifully with the surrounds and recent hotel improvements. The guest rooms are spacious with convenient ablutions and laundry facilities for predominantly “fly in fly out” mining management. A significant requirement of the project was the technical coordination, which included the construction of two complex plant rooms and extensive consideration to noise impact on accommodation rooms. There are always challenges when undertaking a redevelopment of this scale to ensure that the extensions adhere to the strict and current BCA codes whilst still ensuring an iconic building design. The result is one that all Port Hedland can be proud of.

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Photographer: Richard Eastwood, Darren Brumby, 0400 979 949

Conceived as an entire visual branding and integral to the overall design, the complexities of the brief have resulted in an innovative, definitive building that is iconic in the streetscape and facilitates a multiplicity of uses in a commercial facility. Through the bold curved form, two volumes unite allowing spatial inter-connectivity and distinction of dining services. The 6.0m allowable space in the front yard of the existing building accommodates the alfresco dining, whilst camouflaging the existing building at the rear. Simultaneously, the interconnecting volumes address car parking planning compliance with entry in between the two volumes and egress to the western side. Functional planning is well resolved with the striking form carried through to the interior. The Ferrari-red servery is a focal point of the interior fitout design. Feature canted wall and ceiling junctions provide a seamless connection to the multiple dining zones with strategically positioned partitions visually guiding diners to formal dining, wine bar or take-away services; and at the same time, facilitating flexible circulation and functioning spaces. The new addition/alteration is testament to the hospitality industry, and has breathed a “trendy lifestyle” into the industrial estate.

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Project: Nemarluk Special School Designer: Dave Bennett, Bennett Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0439 817 232 Web: bennettdesign.com.au

Project: Sporties Dubbo Refurbishment Designer: Kirk Gleeson, Barnson Pty Ltd Phone: 1300 138 657 Web: www.barnson.com.au

Project: Sutherland Leisure Centre Designer: John Hatch, JMH Living Design Phone: 0447 681 736 Web: www.jmhlivingdesign.com.au

Photographer: Peter Eve, Monsoon Studio, 0419 771 300

Photographer: Charmaine Wray Photography, 0418 218 390

Photographer: Mark Geddes, 0400 990 96

After decades of extensions and repairs to the existing special needs school, it was determined that the most cost effective way of providing updated and compliant facilities to students with special needs in the Darwin area was to construct a new school. The new facility was designed to address as many of the students’ needs as possible, and create an environment that assists their teachers and carers to provide the scholastic and life skills education they require. With such a broad number of individual needs and a limited site and budget, the design took on a role of versatility and adaptation. Each classroom would need to provide for three students in one year, and eight students the next, a life skills kitchen suitable for five year olds and 12 year olds. A secure administration building that not only ran the operation of the school but was also a place of calm for teachers and carers, an encouraging and private setting for new students and their parents, and an appropriate environment for visiting health professionals. The resulting school is a vibrant and engaging environment.

The redevelopment of the Dubbo Railway Bowling Club was necessary for the future of the club and its members. Through reconfiguring the entrance to the club along the centreline of the front facade, the foyer and entrance became the focal point of the building and the internal spaces became more functional. The foyer acts as a central hub with all new office, gaming and function areas and the upgraded amenities branching off either side. A new reception counter wraps around a cloak room and into the restaurant, providing the wow factor that dictates the lineal theme evident through the rest of the club. Bold splashes of colour in feature walls compliment and balance the dual tone palette and round off the theme to create a warm, comfortable and attractive atmosphere for the staff and clientele. With a final upgrade of the existing rear entrance, joinery and finishes throughout, the club has been able to comply with current regulations, create a workable and usable club for future needs, attract new clientele and create a comfortable and attractive atmosphere for its members.

The main entry to Sutherland Leisure Centre had become tight and unable to cope with the number of patrons attending the Centre. With low ceilings and little external light the main entry to the Centre felt dull and uninviting. The design brief was developed with the staff from Sutherland Shire Council and Sutherland Leisure Centre and the solutions have achieved all the requirements. The design now creates a positive visual impact on those entering the leisure centre. The full height wall graphics create a comfortable, energetic environment and helps to generate enthusiasm in the centre. Glazing to the main entry brings in additional natural light and creates an aspect to the outside environment to enhance the feeling of space and connection to outdoors. Wall and floor finishes have been selected to handle extensive wear and tear and permit easy maintenance. A covered walkway over the existing path provides protection from wet weather from the south and west sides between the centre and the crèche. The facility is now a very appealing and more appropriate community centre.


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Project: Matrix Designer: Stephen Shircore, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Project: Viridian Designer: Stephen Shircore, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Project: Cathedral School Hall Designer: Steve Anderson, Steve Anderson Building Design Phone: (02) 6331 5360 Web: www.sabdesign.com.au

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709

Photographer: Steve Anderson, Chris Seabrook

West Australian engineering company Matrix required an office and industrial complex to accommodate all staff and production requirements. Although located in an industrial zone, the office building in combination with the surrounding industrial buildings has a strong aesthetic presence. Conflicting environmental site factors had to be resolved to ensure a productive and durable area. Carefully selected materials such as stainless steel, pre-tinted glazing, Alucobond and Colorbond cladding, Kingspan wall panelling and anodised aluminium, create a clean and contemporary building aesthetic while also providing defence against the harsh elements. Feature elements of red and blue are introduced through the materials picking up the corporate identity of Matrix throughout the complex. The design of the industrial facility needed to be flexible to accommodate the complexity of the project. Technologies and production process were continually developing, and Meyer Shircore had to ensure the design could evolve to allow for new or revised requirements. The new facility provides Matrix with a principal base for production, providing cost savings and doubling production capacity.

Viridian required a purpose-built glass processing and distribution centre to better service the WA market. The requirements for the centre were vast and the key to a successful design outcome was working with the client. Constructed from steel, concrete and tilt panels, the development was designed to provide for Viridian’s various glass production processes, as well as distribution, storage and recycling requirements. A precise layout allows for access and operation of equipment and vehicles, and these requirements form the base for a functional design. Alternate material solutions were required to ensure this. The large warehouse functions as a natural exhaust and air-conditioned space. The roof comprises several continuous translucent light strips to provide the natural light required for Viridian’s specialised processes. Colorbond Trimdek wall cladding and roof sheeting on the exterior of the building create an industrial separation from the inviting Alucobond and glass administration building. The administration building extends across the northern side of the development, and includes a reception, product display, boardroom and meeting rooms, and offices.

This project is a multi-functional, performing, assembly and indoor sports hall for the Cathedral School in the Bathurst heritage conservation area. CBGA (Catholic Block Grant Authority ) guidelines for BER Primary School Halls relative to floor area per school size and numbers, budget costs per floor area and associated facilities were complied with via the floor plan design. Heritage Conservation was discussed with Bathurst RC planners and heritage adviser early in the development of the project. The main body of the hall building is a tilt panel concrete structure incorporating ‘Bathurst Red’ face brickwork gabled roof ‘annexes’. The colour, proportions and scale of elements such as the sandstone parapet capping, sandstone and brick buttresses reflect the Cathedral itself. The project is part of the largest coordinated building stimulus for schools by government in the last 60 years and has provided the Cathedral School Bathurst and the local community with a state of the art, multi-purpose hall of which the community can be justifiably proud.

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Project: Nemarluk Special School Designer: Dave Bennett, Bennett Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0439 817 232 Web: bennettdesign.com.au

Project: Treetops Montessori School Designer: Howard Marsland, HMA of WA Phone: (08) 9475 0455 Email: hmaofwa@vianet.net.au

Project: Ashton Retreat Designer: David Frazer, David Frazer Design Phone: (08) 8379 8733 Web: www.davidfrazerdesign.com.au

Photographer: Peter Eve, Monsoon Studio, 0419 771 300

Photographer: Luke Baker, 0412 897 617

This project involved the design and documentation of a special needs school completed in conjunction with another architect. The facilities include 14 classrooms each with specialised hygiene rooms, administration and assembly buildings, covered pool area with changing facilities, secure drop off area and parking. All areas have highly specialised requirements and much of the fit out was to be specifically designed to account for the spectrum of ages and special needs of the students. Similar projects recently completed elsewhere in Australia were researched to identify various additional requirements. Administration and assembly formed the core of the school, surrounded by other buildings to provide passive surveillance. External colours were incorporated to aid with orientation of students and make the structure highly visible. Layouts were scrutinised by users and discussions with certifiers carried out to highlight conflicts between function and statutory requirements. The results provide the children with purpose built facilities that can adjust to their individual needs. Teachers and carers can provide the skills and learning outcomes the students require for life in a safe and stimulating setting.

The site was the biggest challenge in this project. Access to a steep wooded site was difficult and designing for a single level, disabled access was equally challenging. The site is also a triangular shape, which complicates the issues. The solution evolved as semi-detached buildings stepped along the diagonal north boundary. An excavation into the hillside afforded a concrete slab on half the building and elevated stump floor enabled the southern (downhill) side of the building to maintain the same floor level. Light weight framed construction was the only option to make the budget possible and to fit the bush landscape without annihilating all the trees. After two years the health department approved an alternate sewerage treatment facility, after a successful ministerial appeal to reduce the water usage requirement of 90 litres of water per student per day to 45 litres. The construction includes an administration block, teaching areas, a library, home science, chemistry laboratory, manual arts, media rooms, amenities and undercover areas. The school is very happy with the design in form function and price.

The client requested clean, minimal and functional detailing in this residential home. The use of exposed stainless steel sliding door furniture and fittings create an industrial look and the incorporation of timber and stone add warmth and character to the project. Walnut timber drop ceiling panels are used in the kitchen, living/dining. The same timber is used in the second bathroom vanity and full height polished porcelain tiling is used in both bathrooms. The fireplace is dry stone wall `Alpine’ and insulated polished concrete floors continue the serviceable theme. Nozzle outlets to air-conditioning enhance the commercial feeling to the interiors. Clean, minimal fixings and design elements include flush skirtings with shadow bead, no architraves to door frames, and shadow bead to wall/floor junctions. Sash clerestory windows encourage convective air movement to the living areas. Large timber stacker sliding doors slide to a six metre opening onto a timber deck verandah, which is supported by large powder coated steel columns and beam structure.


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Project: Berm House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

Project: Foss Cottage Designer: Chris Knierim, Designer Constructions Group Pty Ltd Phone: 0419 444 279 Web: www.designerconstructions.com

Project: McNeil House Designer: Don Taylor, DTDA Pty Ltd Phone: (08) 9286 4911 Web: www.dtda.com.au

Photographer: Mark Cooper, 0427 677 788

Photographer: Belinda Mason, 0414 787 788

The interiors for this project began with a building concept to blend inside and out through the language of construction. A sparse palette of raw concrete, polished white terrazzo, warm timber, and feature stonework which related strongly to the location. Cabinetwork was kept to simple geometric lines, floor and wall tiling continuous in bathrooms, blending the horizontal with vertical. Given this background, and a spectacular view to Geographe Bay, very little was required of the furnishing. Simple pieces, locally sourced, and clients who were not afraid to use some strong splashes of reds and yellows were great inspiration. The dining table is a standout feature, a fine partner to the glass-walled wine cellar in this project – rare planks of reclaimed French oak, dating back to 1913 when first constructed as wine vats. They are wearing their decades of red wine vintages, and have been put together in very simple form as a dining table.

Foss Cottage presented the opportunity to design a truly unique home that showcased the past but transformed the abandoned house into a much loved home. The renovation of the original building was more than a facelift, it was of a resurrection. The dilapidated unsafe walls required demolition so only the first storey sandstone façade could remain and this was restored to its original 1870 period. All existing materials were assessed to minimise wastage, maximise recycling and to enhance the sustainability of the development in a holistic fashion. The reuse and repurposing of much of the original components of the dwelling has breathed new life into old bricks, sandstone, and old Oregon beams. The Oregon beams were used to make furniture and the old bricks were transformed into an internal feature wall that compliments the handcrafted staircase. The remaining sandstone exposed internally beautifully recalls the past within the modern interior. Full height rear windows, skylights and large opaque glass wall panels allow an abundance of natural light and ventilation to flow throughout the home.

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Photographer: Joel Barbitta, DMax Photography, 0412 284 767

A floating art wall and smoked glass-fronted cellar are some of the innovative divisions of space in this home that create an atmosphere of an art gallery or exclusive restaurant. A combination of down light, spot light and pendant lights create visual interest and cleaner ceilings for the interior of this residence. A varied use of materials in the kitchen/scullery creates different levels of reflections and textures. A grey polished plastered wall adds a feeling of mass in the otherwise light and airy glass pavilion. The change of floor finish and use of sliding doors in the lounge creates an intermediate area linking the original house with the new extension. A floating plasterboard wall creates a gallery space and partially separates the lounge from the passageway. Smoked black glass set into the floor provides enclosure to a cellar room for the display of wine.

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Project: Tropical Hideaway Designer: Chris Clout, Chris Clout Design Phone: 0412 408 410 Web: www.chriscloutdesign.com.au

Project: Universal Home Designer: James Cooper, Sanctum Design Consultants Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 9909 8844 Web: www.sanctumdesign.com.au

Project: Zabrinsky Point Designer: Richard Hall, Spatial oddity Phone: (03) 6326 6610 Web: www.spatialoddity.com.au

Photographer: Patrick Oberem, Paul Smith, 0439 014 423

Photographer: Richard Chung, 0429 081 812

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This unique house uses a combination of distinctive shapes and natural materials to achieve the ambience of a resort. Natural timber, plywood eaves, timber doors and windows, dark grey and white rendered concrete block walls, and architectural concrete render compliment the vast tropical landscaping. Internally the entire lower floor opens up either side of the gardens via extended track timber doors making the living areas feel like a part of the outdoors and promoting cross ventilation and directing breezes. On the upper floor, a curved bridge links the two wings giving an uninterrupted view down to the pavilion, over the pool to the Noosa Waters canal. There are two master bedrooms at the end of each wing cantilevering over the terraces below, keeping the view unhindered on the ground floor and providing shading and an incredible focal point. There are two main living areas, a zone for adults and a zone for kids. The large resort style pool provides an oasis with privacy from neighbouring blocks.

This project was designed for a family that required single storey living and universal accessibility in a low scale, predominantly singe storey home, which complemented the streetscape. Recycled Ironbark was selected for the internal feature joinery (as well as external cladding) as it provided the ideal visual warmth and tones required for the interior theme. The character of the recycled material provides a crafted and tangible element to “humanise” this new building. The combination of visual warmth and character provides a serene interior environment that avoids the cliché of modern residential homes, whilst the vertical screen elements provide a volumetric and acoustic connection to the different uses of spaces and secure privacy where it was required. The western red cedar panelling to the cathedral ceiling was selected in a pre-finished form to reduce scaffold and painting costs. Its warm hues compliment the Ironbark used as feature elements throughout the home, and also helps to visually balance the large ceiling volume. The combination of new material and old provides opportunity for a continuity of material throughout the home where once old is new again.

A welcoming wood heater is the central focus of the living space of this triple pavilion style home. The wood heater is made in France, the front glass is capable of sliding up inside the tiled/ rendered bespoke monolithic form, transforming into an open fireplace on top of a dark polished concrete plinth. No expense is spared in the Italian designed kitchen culminating in the rectilinear glass hanging downlights and overlooked by the “guardian” rangehood. Designer rugs bring extra comfort to the tiled floors throughout. The ensuite features a polished slice of granite, cantilevering as the vanity and hidden cisterns behind tiled walls. A full height walk-in robe is hidden behind an art wall in the master bedroom, which opens onto a private patio facing the lake. A uniquely designed study space is the feature of the guest wing, which can be closed off by a large hidden sliding door. Externally the fold-down awning provides vista framing and privacy.


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Project: Benesse Espresso Bar Designer: Sam Lefroy and Emma Back, Merge Building Design Phone: 0400 133 878 Web: www.mergedesign.com.au

Project: Grace Anglican Church Designer: Mark Baker, Meyer Shircore and Associates Architects Phone: (08) 9381 8511 Web: www.meyershircore.com.au

Project: Leonardoz Designer: Mike Cleaver and Frank Geskus, Clever Design, Prime Design Phone: (03) 6248 8283 Web: www.cleverdesign.com.au

This project will stand the test of time with high quality commercial equipment and a very functional design that allows the owner and staff to work as efficiently as possible. To counter the high cost of the commercial equipment and meet the budget, a modern rustic design was selected to incorporate recycled timbers and re-use materials. The abundance of chunky rough timber provides a very warm, cosy and welcoming feel, which appeals to customers of all ages. The pressed tin feature walls, oversized chalkboard, rough timber bookshelf, feature pendant lighting, timber espresso bars, industrialstyle chairs and the recycled metal artwork all work together to provide an eclectic and funky ambience. The deep colours and layers of textures provide an intimate space for customers to enjoy. A proposal to extend a small tenancy link into the communal hallway was approved by the building owner and by the Heritage Council, and a modern frosted glass wall clearly defines the old from new. The kitchen area was relocated into the new tenancy, along with the administration area, which greatly improved the kitchen size, storage and functionality of the business.

Photographer: David Morcombe, Imagery, 0414 240 709

Photographer: Richard Eastwood, Darren Brumby, 0400 979 949

The church fit out was integrated with the base building works and is not typical of ecclesiastical vernacular. It is suitable however, for a house of worship that shares its roof with medical facilities. The aesthetics of the space are minimal and restrained with an extensive use of concrete on the floor, walls, and even the custom altar, lectern and font. Two concrete beams form a cross in the ceiling of the worship space and define the relationship of the altar, lectern and font. A perforated fibre cement wall cladding forms a bulkhead at a high level in the worship space concealing the mechanical ventilation, lighting and speakers for the church organ, and it also assists with the acoustics in the space. Bifold doors extend the interior space to a landscaped courtyard that faces the existing building on the site. Stainless steel cable mesh has been fixed to the building to provide essential support for native climbing plants that will create a green façade that will eventually screen the building. The design of stainless steel candelabras and votive stand was also included in the fit out.

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A dilapidated 1950s building, once a motorcycle shop/showroom with a residential apartment on the first floor, has been transformed into an innovative, definitive restaurant/café/takeaway that is now iconic in the industrial estate. The interior draws on the striking, distinctive exterior design with the bold curved form delineating the multi-functional dining spaces and creating dynamic spaces to delight the diner. The Ferrarired servery is a focal point of the interior fit out design. Aesthetically appealing, the vibrancy of the counter also reflects through the façade emphasising street appeal for passers-by. Functional planning is efficient with the use of curved wall and ceiling forms to create seamless, albeit distinct dining zones. This is a dynamic interior that addresses the ‘wow’ factor and now is ‘the place to be seen.’ The use of materials and cladding externally enhance the innovative form, while also being used to intentionally camouflage building elements, providing privacy and maintaining the aesthetic.

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Residential Sustainable Buildings

Project: Nemarluk Special School Designer: Dave Bennett, Bennett Design Pty Ltd Phone: 0439 817 232 Web: bennettdesign.com.au

Project: Sutherland Leisure Centre Designer: John Hatch, JMH Living Design Phone: 0447 681 736 Web: www.jmhlivingdesign.com.au

Project: Earth Wall House Designer: Dane Richardson, Dane Design Australia Phone: 0427 553 861 Web: www.danedesignaustralia.com.au

Photographer: Peter Eve, Monsoon Studio, 0419 771 300

Photographer: Mark Geddes, 0400 990 96

Photographer: Mark Cooper, Lime, 0427 677 788

Special design guidelines were written to accommodate a wide spectrum of needs for this Nemarluk Special School project. Investigation of recent similar projects elsewhere in Australia aided in identifying functional and other requirements. In addition to internal and external finishes, assistance in the selection of furniture, fixtures and equipment for the school was required. The research of Special Needs Schools found that the selection of finishes would be vital in creating the right environment for these students. Colours were required to support emotional needs; this was based on the end user groups input into daily use. Colour systems also assist students in navigating their school. Furniture, fixtures and finishes were selected to help provide textural stimulation for students. Withdrawal spaces were lined with acoustic fabrics to provide calming rooms in each module. Safety is key to the success of a project such as this, ensuring finishes and fixtures contained low emissions, non-slip surfaces, natural fabrics where possible and soft surfaces for falls.

The solution developed for this Leisure Centre achieved the required design outcomes for a facility that rejuvenated patrons and staff. The main focus for the centre was to create an optimistic visual impact when entering the building. The purpose of the centre was also to be emphasised with the use of imagery brought into the interior design. The carefully constructed atmosphere indoors now encourages patrons and staff to feel more comfortable, energetic and enthusiastic about being there. Vibrant, bright and colourful were the key words for the design of the new main entry area of Sutherland Leisure Centre. The imagery brings movement to the main entry and the reception area and helps to guide patrons through the main entry into the leisure centre. Extensive glazing links the interior to the external green space beyond making the distance feel limitless to extend beyond the formal walled boundaries. The finished interior surfaces, wall and floor finishes have been selected to handle extensive wear and tear and to be easy to maintain.

This single level home has an 8 star energy rating and is designed to suit the natural bush setting and northern orientation. To deliver straightforward form and function the design adopted a concept of solid monolithic blade walls on the west end to protect the rooms beyond from sun, wind and fire. Rammed limestone ticked every box for this building - locally sourced, low toxic, a wonderful texture and natural colour and great thermal mass. Placing the same blade walls on the eastern end and running a simple skillion roof between these groups of blade walls concluded the external form of the building. A balance of insulated framed walls, cement rendered walls and more internal rammed earth walls is used to build up a high level of thermal mass and a balance of texture. Concrete floors, local timber on cabinets and high spec double glazed doors and windows delivered the basic elements, performance and material pallet. Using passive solar design principles the northern terrace has a polycarbonate roof over a timber batten lined ceiling. Delivered on budget, the owners say the home is performing extremely well.


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Project: Noye Residence Designer: William Clark, William Clark Design Phone: (08) 9336 3347 Web: www.williamclarkdesign.com.au

Project: Sustainable Sander Designer: Michael Noble, Michael C Noble Building Designers Phone: (08) 8381 7085 Email: michael@mcnoblebuildingdesign.com

Project: The Treehouse Designer: Dick Clarke, Envirotecture Phone: (02) 9913 3997 Web: www.envirotecture.com.au

Photographer: Bluejay Media, 0414 719 250

The existing building on this site was recycled which reduced the resources required for 100sqm of built area. Existing trees on the site were retained including a lovely Cape Lilac to the north that provides summer shade and allows in winter sun. A northern trellis for a deciduous vine was also incorporated. Rainwater, grey water re-use, heat pump HWS, and fans are further sustainable features included. The polished concrete thermal mass floor is exposed to winter sun, and the first floor corridor has north facing (summer shaded) glazing that heats the heatsink wall. Recycled timber has been used on kitchen bench-tops, and louvre windows on the north, east and west aspects allow in morning sun and sea breezes. In the very hot summer the owners lived comfortably under the hushed swish of the ceiling fans, while most people were locked inside air-conditioned houses. In the cold July the owners only rarely had occasion to use heating on the ground floor, and never upstairs. A PV array was to be installed, but that is on the back burner due to their already very low power bills. Instead, additional water tanks have been added, bringing total capacity to 20,000 litres.

This sustainable home has the very rustic feeling that the owners are most comfortable living in. It was decided early to site the house east/west to reduce heat gain in the summer but just as importantly position the entertainment/living area facing north overlooking the dam. The length of the house also worked with the contours of the land, thus a minimal site cut was needed. To enhance the views the main bedroom, living room, dining and studio are positioned facing north. A 3000mm wide heritage verandah protects these rooms. The service areas are positioned on the south side at the rear. This also simplifies the plumbing layout. Two more bedrooms and a family bathroom are positioned upstairs and the bedrooms capture beautiful views. A mezzanine level overlooking the entertaining area expands this whole area. This is an energy efficient building constructed with a great deal of recycled material and equipped with rainwater collection because electricity is the only service available.

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The house was conceived on three levels, from the street down. The living areas are on top, the bedrooms in the middle, and the guest room and laundry are at the bottom level, all with generous ceiling heights. The top level sits adjacent to the lower tree canopy to the north-east. Solar access along the long axis is reasonable, and this allowed classic passive solar orientation to the north whilst still allowing unfettered views to the east. The top level was squeezed between permissible driveway transitions and planning height limits. Lower levels were numerically ‘suspended’ from this upper level. The study/rumpus room, being a potentially loud space, is placed in the mid level against the hill. Geotechnical (slip zone) issues made masonry construction unaffordable, so a lightweight timber frame was used with solar hydronic heating as a proxy for thermal mass. The house achieves 8 stars (BASIX equivalent), and is fully self-sufficient for energy and water, with has a freshwater pool (no chlorine or salt), which is also solar heated.

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Student Design

Project: The Cheese Barrel Cafe Designer: Michael Yurisich, YURO Building Design Phone: 0417 965 653 Web: www.yuro.com.au

Project: Spadaccini Head Office Designer: Shayne Le Roy, Shayne Le Roy Design Phone: 0417 949 866 Web: www.shayneleroydesign.com.au

Photographer: Jessica Wyld Photography, 0433 785 895

Project: Green Skills Centre Designer: Jose Edgar Cruz Guzman, Student, Perth Central Institute Of Technology Phone: 0406 978 196 Email: juniorjc_21@hotmail.com

This office building has been designed with innovative environmentally sustainable features. Such features include automatic aluminium blade louvres to the exterior perimeter of the structure on the north and eastern sides. This was to help deal with the extreme thermal mass and also act as a shading device for the summer months. The louvres also help to alleviate the harsh winter weather conditions. Another sustainable feature is the use of Alucobond cladding to the exterior, which had a foam membrane to help insulate the exterior of the building. Low-e glass was used to all exterior windows to help reduce the energy usage inside the office space. The interiors of the offices reflect the modern contemporary architectural style of the buildings exterior. The interiors are organic with simple clean lines. The office was designed with customised cabinetworks with unique hand crafted finishes and detail. The selection of material and finishes reflect the residential projects that the client Spadaccini Homes builds, and the design of the modern contemporary vibrant office demonstrates the innovative approach the clients have to building.

This aim of this project was to create a distinctive dining experience in the Swan Valley wine region, showcasing international cheeses and Olive Farm Wines. The building showcases the design flexibility and freedom of framed constructions. The building utilises prefabricated steel-framed construction, which reduces the amount of trades travelling to and working on site, as well as associated machinery and equipment. A range of low embodied energy products such as fibre cement sheet cladding, coupled with Green Tag certified insulations have been used, which also reduces the amount of energy and waste generated throughout the construction process. Minimal water was used in the construction process for concrete footings and tiling. Recycled and re-purposed materials from the existing winery, as well as the building process, were used to create the majority of the furniture in the building, reducing the amount of waste as well as the need for new products to be manufactured and purchased. A large percentage of the building materials used could be either recycled in its current form or broken down and recycled if the building ever needed to be demolished.

In mid 2010 Perth Central Institute of Technology was granted $12,000,000 by the Federal Government to build a Green Skills Centre for the East Perth Campus. To comply with the new building’s vital requirements, this design is an organic form that blends landscape and structure through a curved green roof and a double glass façade that reduces solar gain and heat load. The design also creates the benefit of natural views and plenty of natural daylight throughout studios and classrooms. Through a visual interaction between indoors and out, the design allows people to experience the building and the surrounding landscape as fluid spaces. The curving green roof design distinguishes the building from any other building on campus. The building will cool the surrounding air and harvest rainwater for landscaping irrigation. Efficient use of natural and mechanical ventilation as well as a two-storey indoor waterfall provides low-energy evaporative cooling to the spaces.


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Project: Hannon Home Designer: Mark Davis, Student Phone: 0414 628 505 Email: mark@functionalart.com.au

Project: Office Development Designer: Nadia Gulla, Student, Perth Central Institute Of Technology Phone: 0416 147 719 Email: nadia_gulla@hotmail.com

Project: Rundle Pulteney Plaza Complex Designer: Raya Gardiner, Student Phone: 0400 019 051 Email: gardinerraya@gmail.com

The design brief presented with this project was an ideal one for a student as it required designing a home that was very functional, aesthetically pleasing, with the highest levels of sustainability possible and, at the same time, very affordable. The size of 168 sqm for a family of one adult and four children includes a study for work and compares very favourably to most of today’s homes in terms of size and environmental impact. The use of low maintenance and sustainable materials, utilising a full north facing orientation and principles of thermal mass, insulation and ventilation led to a home that will be extremely comfortable, with little energy input in what can be an extreme climatic environment - from snow to bushfires. The landscaping plan adds further to the comfort as it integrates with the house and its climate control, as well as providing a beautiful respite from the world. Finally, attention to the lines of the roof and variations in the installation of the Zincalume cladding to match the shape of the wall, provide an aesthetically pleasing building that invites inspection.

This assignment was to design a two storey office complex with an enclosed car park. The entire site was the amalgamation of two separate lots with a 4.5m fall from Wittenoom Street down to Regal Place. Due to the fall it was best to separate the building, placing the carpark at the lower end of the site towards Regal Place, and the office complex main entrance at the higher end towards Wittenoom Street. With these guidelines to follow there was the requirement that both the office complex and carpark were to be no more than 60m back from the street face boundary. As they overlapped, this created a direct entrance from the enclosed carpark to the office complex. The client was open to either of two alternatives, an open office plan or divided offices. The only main recommendation was the overall office areas: Level 2: 1200m2, Level 3: 1000m2, OR 1100m2 for both level 2 and 3 (give or take a little). Aside from this, students were given free reign to design the office building any way they wanted - the sky was the limit!

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This design is a vibrant multi-use public plaza with five retail tenancies, 412sqm office space and roof top bar. The light-filled, low energy and healthy work environment is based on sustainable passive design principles with solar power, underground rainwater collection and grey water recycling. Edible rooftop gardens are incorporated so that they can be utilised by food businesses to harvest fresh ingredients. Sustainable modes of transport are also encouraged with bike storage and amenities. The outdoor event space has a big screen, recycled timber benches for relaxed seating and drought tolerant landscaping for year round low maintenance gardens. The restrained palette of materials, including corten steel cladding, galvanised steel, native timber, glass curtain walls and exposed concrete, successfully work together to create an atmosphere of composed energy.

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Project: Baker Street Residence Designer: Adrian Fratelle, Fratelle Group Phone: (08) 9328 6655 Web: www.fratellegroup.com.au

Project: Creewood House Designer: Luke Van Jour, Distinct Innovations Pty Ltd Phone: (02) 8850 6156 Web: www.distinctinnovations.com.au

Photographer: Squint Photography, (08) 9227 7454

Photographer: Mind The Gap, 1300 133 145

Project: Mitchells Modern Heritage Designer: Michael Noble, Michael C Noble Building Designers Phone: (08) 8381 7085 Email: michael@mcnoblebuildingdesign.com

It was difficult to determine what this existing cottage looked like in its original form as the walls were caked in some 20mm of plaster. However a neighbouring property that already commenced renovation served as a gauge to what lay beneath. The client supported the option of a contemporary extension contrasting the existing building. The council rejected initial concepts and it became a challenge to meet the client’s brief as well as the council heritage requirements. The resulting design of the new building is aesthetically simple and highlights the heritage cottage. A sewer easement through the site meant having to go to the water corporation’s highest engineer to find a solution to build directly over it. The sewer turned out to be one of the oldest in Fremantle, cut directly through the limestone bedrock. It was determined that this stone would support the building and approval was granted. The completed building is a testament to the attention given to the finishing touches that capture the bohemian Fremantle vibe and tie the new and old dwellings together with symbiotic relevance.

This Heritage and Conservation listed home, on a street recently acclaimed “Best Heritage Street” by Council had to meet the design requirements of a number of stakeholders; the owners, the high standards of Council, and the proud neighbours. The original home was cramped, very hot in summer, cold in winter, and poorly ventilated. The poorly constructed rear of the building was replaced with a predominately glass structure. A new open plan living, new kitchen, dining and family room with perfect orientation to the north was added. High performance shop-front glazing with ventilation louvres was added on the northern wall. The distance from the neighbouring property was calculated accurately to ensure abundant winter sun, minimal summer sun and high levels of daylight. Polished concrete floors provide thermal mass to stabilise temperatures. Double glazed high performance sliding doors access the entire backyard and picture-frame an established maple tree that provides shade and reduces heat loads in summer. To further protect the western glazing an alfresco dining was added with a retractable roof system surrounded by exposed steel and supported on recycled timber columns.

A two stage building process was designed for this Heritage project. In the first stage the render on the façade was carefully removed to reveal the existing stone and brickwork, the mortar was re-pointed, new posts fixed and the picket fence brought to life with detailing. In the second stage of the project, the front two bedrooms were retained and the kitchen repositioned in the old study so that part of an old stone external wall could be removed. This has opened the home up and reduced the constricted feeling created by the passageway. Positioning the dining and living areas adjacent to the kitchen has opened the space even more, and the ceiling of the living area and main bedroom has been raised. This increases the sense of spaciousness and also provides all the living areas with a certain definition. The layout also helps to cross-ventilate the area and cool these areas naturally. A terrace opens up from the living area successfully bringing the outdoors into the bright modern interior.


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A former warehouse in North Fremantle had previously been re-developed into several terrace houses. While several features of the original building had been maintained and re-incorporated into the new residences, the rear extensions were all completed in different styles. The new owners of the ocean-end unit felt that their purchase had more potential than had been realised in the original redevelopment, and required the extension to be reworked. Using recycled brick, polished plaster walls and various shading pergolas, recreated an aesthetic that was more sympathetic to the heritage of the original warehouse. Using Ecovue double glazed windows to the northwest aspect was important to maintain ocean views while greatly reducing heat transfer and draughts that the previous development had suffered. Re-configuring several of the internal walls allowed the rooms to be made larger and more useful to the owners. A laundry was incorporated into the main kitchen/living area for everyday use as a scullery that could also be covered up when required. Throughout the project a varied use of colour and materials in the cabinetry has maintained visual interest and functionality.

The principal aim for Willow Tree Inn was to provide a facility for the area where people would enjoy meeting and celebrating together. Retaining the heritage character of the existing building and preserving and restoring the features that give the complex its unique quality was paramount in this restoration project. The works also required the removal of unsympathetic additions and extensions that had been added and let run down over the years. The overriding objective when altering the existing building and proposed extensions was to give individual spaces their own identity while maintaining a similar character throughout the complex. The facility was extended to provide a wedding/function room, with associated service rooms and kitchen, opening out into the rear garden. A commercial restaurant and kitchen was constructed and new bathrooms and toilets were added to integrate into the overall schema. New overnight accommodation was also created within the existing buildings along with the addition of four cabins sited in the garden areas. The final result has breathed new life into the Willow Tree Inn reviving an important heritage item for commercial use.

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BALUSTRADING

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LIGHT INDUSTRY MODERN HISTORY: A high-end industrial finish in a warehouse conversion

When you’re in the design business, the right first impression is essential. So, when it came to choosing materials and finishes for the conversion of a 1950s warehouse into an open-plan design studio, the team from ThomsonAdsett architecture practice were relentless in their search for perfection. Envisioned as a welcoming, engaging and collaborative workspace for 75 staff, the Brisbane studio was designed to ‘blur the boundaries’ between a creative design studio, learning environment and gathering space. Visual connections between the front-ofhouse areas and the studio were a key factor, and the finished space combines high-end finishes with echoes of the building’s industrial history. The space is open and airy, with a circular informal discussion area, articulated by fine stainless-steel mesh curtains, creating a link between the front-of-house areas and the studio. The studio zone is filled with abundant natural light, thanks to sawtooth roof skylights and two large, glazed side walls. A high-level steel-frame structure and exposed ducts, refreshed and painted white, add to the sense of spaciousness. When your design revolves around simplicity, and so much of the space is on display at all times, material choices are paramount. It was with this in mind that the ThomsonAdsett team chose ARChitectural ™ Inraw™ panels, in varying panel sizes, to provide a high-end finish to the front-of-house reception and meeting spaces, and an eye-catching nod to the building’s industrial history, thanks to the natural, raw concrete aesthetic. With most of the fixed office joinery being constructed of form ply, lightweight Inraw™ panels were a logical pairing. The sheets were cut to pattern size and fixed with concealed battens. The ease of handling associated with the product and its compatibility with trades already required in the construction allowed for a seamless and cost-effective installation. Due to their fixing methodology, the panels could also be cut, but not fully installed until the end of construction, removing them from the critical path and giving the builder greater programming flexibility. “The use of Inraw™ panels as a focal point in the design has created a frequent talking point amongst clients and guests to the studio,” says the spokesperson for ThomsonAdsett. “Its graceful simplicity and high-quality finish makes it a fresh, cost-effective alternative to conventional palettes and demonstrates potential for a number of applications.”

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Perfect for summer: An ultra-efficient LED ceiling fan Martec Combines the Best Selling Lifestyle Ceiling Fan with Superior SMD LED Technology

Martec® has established itself as an innovator and trendsetter in the Australian ceiling fan market for over 50 years. During this time, Martec® has continued to uphold its commitment to developing and implementing durable, innovative and reliable ceiling fans which offer exceptional value to consumers. To this end, Martec ® has expanded their product range into LED down lights, bringing high value, low cost lighting solutions to the Australian market.

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In the past year, the overall efficiency of LED down lights has exponentially increased, while the costs associated with this superior technology has significantly reduced. Due to the reduced price of LED technology, Martec® has been able to develop a high value, ultra-efficient, super bright LED down light ceiling fan: the Martec ® Lifestyle™ LED.

A problem with some ceiling fans is that the super-efficient nature of the fan is negated due to the light fitting not being energy efficient as well. Thankfully, Martec’s all new Lifestyle™ LED ceiling fan solves this inefficiency problem by pairing the super-efficient nature of a ceiling fan with the ultra-efficient properties of a SMD LED. The Lifestyle™ LED ceiling fan utilises a 24W SMD LED down light, producing a warm white colour (3000K) with a total lumen output of 1800lm. Additionally, the Lifestyle™ LED is completely dimmable, reducing total light output to 30% of its maximum.

The Lifestyle™ LED combines the best features of Martec ®’s extremely popular and durable Lifestyle™ series with the ultraefficient SMD LED technology that powers all of Martec ®’s LED down lights. The Martec Lifestyle™ series has a proven track record of being one of Australia’s most reliable and durable ceiling fans currently on the market which saves households money and also increases the aesthetic look and feel of any room. Some of the attributes which make the Lifestyle LED so attractive are: a powerful yet efficient 69W motor which aids in the generation of 226 m3/min of airflow; a heat absorbing, die-cast aluminium frame which will evenly diffuse heat generated by the SMD LED; and, electronically factory balanced blades that are fixed at a 12.5 degree blade pitch to assist in the even distribution of air in any room. State-of-the-art technology is behind the efficiency of the Martec ® Lifestyle™ LED: it comes from the use of Surface Mounted Device (SMD) technology. SMD LEDs give off very little heat, and require only 12V of electricity to operate at their fullest potential. Combined with the low voltage SMD technology, the frame of the Lifestyle™ LED is intended to act as a die-cast aluminium heat sink which allows for the heat generated by the LED to diffuse evenly throughout the ceiling fan, increasing the overall life of the SMD LED. The entire Lifestyle™ LED has been engineered to provide the greatest benefit to a household: it saves electricity, money and energy due to its extreme efficiency.

What’s the result of using a Lifestyle™ LED ceiling fan? More lighting, less cost and less energy used. Consumers and the environment win.

For more information contact: Phone: (02) 8778 7500 Website: www.martecceilingfans.com.au


The Perfect Excuse to Stay Indoors Powerful & Efficient 69W Motor High Quality, Die-Cast Aluminium Frame

Dimmable, Low Voltage & Low Power Consumption

Slim Profile, High Light Output SMD LED

Ultra-Efficient, Whisper Quiet LED Ceiling Fan: It’s What’s Inside that Matters Most Proven Durability & Reliability The Martec Lifestyle™ Series has a proven track record of being one of Australia’s most reliable and durable ceiling fans currently on the market.

50,000 Hour Average Lamp Life

The SMD LED, found in the Lifestyle™ LED, will run up to 20 times longer, in ideal conditions, than two standard 50W Halogen globes.

1800 Lumens, 180˚ Beam Angle The SMD LED powering the Lifestyle™ LED Ceiling Fan boasts an incredible light output, up to 1800 lumens and a 180˚ beam angle, all cooled by the die-cast aluminium frame of the fan.

For High Performance and Cost Savings www.MartecCeilingFans.com.au 02 8778 7500

Quality ISO 9001 SAI GLOBAL


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FIREPLACES

The Escea DX Series is the future of fire Escea’s DX Series gas fireplaces are the most technologically advanced, efficient, and beautiful fireplaces on the market. A large fireplace is the wonderfully warm heart of the home, where family and friends can gather to enjoy special time together. It offers a refuge in this busy world; both the perfect setting for conversation and somewhere where you can quietly sit, deep in thought, mesmerised by the flickering flames. Escea’s DX Series gas fireplaces offer all the charm of a traditional fireplace, but with a vast array of 21st century improvements. Radiant warmth, unbeatable efficiency, and sleek design make Escea gas log fires the most sophisticated fireplaces on the Australasian market. Designed and made in New Zealand, Escea DX Series gas fireplaces offer a variety of options – a double-sided DX Series fireplace brings radiant warmth, unbeatable efficiency, and incredible beauty into not one, but two living areas. Escea’s commitment to innovative design has created a fireplace system that combines minimalist beauty with total design freedom, ease of installation and clean, green technology. The 1500mm wide flame pattern of the DX1500 and the 1000mm flame pattern of the DX1000 create an impressive, dramatic statement. DX Series fireplaces look great single sided, but are even more spectacular with Escea’s double sided, see-through option. Escea’s unique multiroom technology pushes the warmth of the fireplace to several rooms via ducts, boosting the efficiency and ease of installation of DX Series fireplaces, as fire-rated wall materials are not required. The ducts transport warm air through ceilings, walls, and floors, circulating heat not just within the room, but throughout the house and even between levels, while the advanced technology automatically adjusts the heat output and speed of the inline fan so that the room remains at your chosen temperature. The system improves air transfer within your home by heating the entire space evenly and recirculating room air back through the fireplace. The DX Series fireplaces utilise Escea’s Powered Direct Vent flue technology, which draws air for the fireplace from outside the house, ensuring that the fireplace will always burn at optimum levels. This system allows for vertical, horizontal, and even underfloor flue runs, allowing for termination on vertical walls. Powered Direct Vent and heat ducts are flexible that the fireplace can be placed almost anywhere, offering nearly unlimited installation options.

Escea’s Smart Heat intelligent control system maintains correct heat output by ramping the heat up and down to ensure your home is always at the ideal temperature. The Smart Heat system can communicate with a home automation system, and allows remote control of the fireplace via both internet and smartphone, using our free iPhone and Android apps. Smart Heat allows customers to control their fireplaces anytime, from anywhere – a fire can be turned on while driving home from work to ensure that a house is warm and comfortable on arrival. Like all Escea fireplaces, the DX Series is designed to give maximum flexibility when planning the look of the room. In addition to the Escea Velo fascia, the DX series can be frameless, creating a special focal point with the imaginative use of wall materials. The DX Series comes supplied with reflective side panels to mirror the flames dancing over the unique Crystalight fuel bed. To further enhance the effect, the Crystalight layer may be topped with light driftwood or dark birchwood. The DX Series fireplaces are up to 4.8 star efficient, making them the most efficient multi-room fireplaces in the world. Significantly more efficient than an open fire, Escea gas log fires are the smart choice for both your home and the environment. Although a fossil fuel, gas is considered the cleanest-burning fuel option currently available. Through its ongoing research and development programme, Escea continually strives to produce more efficient fireplaces, and is always on the lookout for new and improved fuel options. As an even more practical demonstration of Escea’s desire to give back to the environment, one tree is planted in a registered carbon sink forest for every fireplace produced.

For more information contact: Website: www.escea.com


So wide, we couldn’t fit it all in this ad.

The new DX1500 luxury gas fireplace boasts a huge 1500mm wide flame, 5 star energy efficiency, heat ducting to heat multiple rooms, and the ability to control the fireplace with your iPhone or Android phone with our free apps. Find out more at escea.com/DX1500


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Designer fireplaces incorporating the latest in European wood-heating technology As the sole importer, Victorian company Euro Fireplaces, is invigorating the world of wood heating with its stunning range of stylish and efficient European made wood heaters.

We offer free standing fireplaces, inserts, cookers, pellet heaters, hydronic systems, models with a built-in oven; designer pieces in all sizes and a multitude of finishes ensure we have a product for you.

The standard of the future available today Our fireplaces are built on the long European tradition of heating with wood. They are highly efficient, environmentally friendly and do not require electric fans to produce and distribute the heat. Apart from very low wood consumption and clean combustion they benefit from a range of modern technologies that further enhance their functionality and superior performance.

Design, function Beautifully sculptured like a fine piece of furniture, every fireplace is a showcase of contemporary design that will enhance any interior. With a huge array of colours and finishes ranging from steel, ceramics, natural stone and glass there is a heater to suit every decor. The heaters are easy to operate and maintain whilst boasting superior heating characteristics thanks to a range of smart technologies.

Convection – effective and fast heat distribution Convection is a process, which creates airflow between the inner and outer wall of the fireplace. As temperature inside the combustion chamber rises, the surrounding air mass gets heated up and is being pushed out through the vents on the top of the heater. The cold air is drawn in through the vents at the bottom of the heater at the same time. This creates a constant air movement that continues while the heater is in operation.

Heat bank technology – healthy heat Accumulation refractory concrete incorporated into a number of our models acts as thermal mass - heat storage. The result is a fireplace that radiates gentle healthy heat longer, further improving combustion and reducing wood consumption.

Soapstone, Sandstone and Ceramic tiles Stone and ceramic tiles are natural materials, which provide a great variety of textures and colours. They also act as a heat bank radiating heat for many hours reducing the need for frequent fuelling.

Independent air supply Outdoor air can be channelled to the combustion chamber at a controlled rate to prevent oxygen depletion in energy efficient buildings.

Clean burning: With efficiency in the 70% range and emissions as low as 0.8g, Euro Fireplaces are one of the cleanest and most environmentally friendly heating systems on the Australian market today. High efficiency equals less wood, and less cost, whilst helping the environment.

Certification: Euro Fireplaces are internationally tested and certified to highest environmental and quality standards. Tested for Australian Standards by HRL Technologies and certified by Australian Home Heating Association.

For more information contact: Phone: 1300 733 705 Email: info@eurofireplaces.com.au Website: www.eurofireplaces.com.au


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PAINTS & FINISHES

FX Australia®: outstanding, water-based coatings, raising design and technical benchmarks Superb special effects coatings + ultra-safe and high-end architectural coatings + insulation and membrane coatings + protective metal coatings

Over more than 15 years, FX Australia® has developed a remarkable collection of specialised, premium architectural paints as well as purpose-formulated coatings for a comprehensive range of commercial and industrial applications. Along with its expanding product range, FX Australia® has also developed a reputation for innovation, expertise and unwavering quality through its creative use of cutting-edge technology, and pigments and resins sourced from the world’s leading suppliers. The FX range of more than 45 special effects coatings incorporates every classic finish from Marmorino, Stuccos and Washes to contemporary metallic Waxes, Pearls and Rust effects. While FX Australia® can provide trained applicators, most of these water-based coatings need only regular trade expertise to achieve spectacular results. Acknowledging concern for safer environments, FX Australia ® formulated a range of APEO-free and VOC-free/low VOC coatings for interior/exterior architectural use. The integrated Lemon Tree Creek® range contains five coatings, from Pre-Coat to Water-Based Enamel. For painting professionals, FX Pro and FX Max provide user-friendly, cost-effective alternatives. The FX Isolare ®, Elastomeric Membrane and Get Metal® products are purpose-formulated coatings that address a wide range of structural

and protective needs, from boosting natural climate control to industrial roofing renovation. Because all FX Australia® products are water-based, they’re easy to apply, can be used on most prepared surfaces, and clean-up is straightforward and hazard-free. Local manufacture means FX Australia® is able to rapidly introduce the latest coating and colour trends from around the globe into its product ranges, giving design professionals immediate access to what’s new. FX master technicians can also develop one-off products to meet specific needs, and our experts will provide unlimited design facilities and advice. Regular training workshops extend familiarisation opportunities to professionals and DIY users. FX Australia® – proudly contributing to the success of award-winning Australian and international design teams.

For more information contact: Phone: (02) 9725 5888 Fax: (02) 9757 2688 Email: sanvito@fxaustralia.com.au Website: www.fxaustralia.com.au

FX Australia® purpose-designed, water-based coatings Innovative in concept, spectacular in execution

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