Great to chat to Erhard and Monika @refreshdesign today at #longfellowterraces about the #missingmiddle and their quest to find a sustainable way to introduce infill housing to Brisbane’s character suburbs. These three terrace houses sit behind a Queenslander on a double block and make all the right moves to afford each a sense of address, privacy, garden, breeze and sunshine. How did they pull it off? @refreshdesign teamed up with their favourite builder @bespokeconstructions and the pair invested in quality design solutions and developed the site in partnership. Simples 👍 2 weeks ago
Got lots of love for the latest @housesmagazine especially the four Queensland projects surveyed in this bumper issue! It was a big thrill to chat with the legendary Gabriel Poole about #stradbrokehouse and to tour the remote site by boat with his long term collaborator @timbennetton_architects . (The writing part was a bonus 📝). #stradbrokehouse was shot by the talented @mindicooke 📷 3 weeks ago
Home 🤗☔️ #cjrobinsonresidence 1 month ago
The complex and compact #princessstreethouse by @owen.architecture @s_shun_t is profiled in the latest @greenmagazine Issue 66 with photography by @simon_devitt and words by me .. check it out! 1 month ago
Took me five years at architecture school to grasp the teachings of Brit Andresen and about 50mins for her every lesson to be demonstrated at 1:1 scale in 4 dimensions at #roseberyhouse Architect: Andresen O’Gorman . Special thanks to faithful custodian @greta_burkett 🙏 2 months ago
It was back in July 2014 when listening to Steve Minon talk about his pursuit of ‘Ma’ (The Japanese concept of pause) at Garden Variety that I learned of the ambitious plans for #houseinhamilton designed by @phorm_architecture @yohei.omura and @yo_shimada . It was a big thrill to visit the completed project for the first time yesterday with visiting Japanese architects. The house has settled into the landscape now and Steve’s commitment to Ma continues... From the street the house appears familiar (in its compositional and tectonic logic ) and yet the experience of the house is delightfully foreign (the scale of the rooms, the spatial sequence, its commitment to building tolerances). It prompted me to ask our Japanese friends, does it seem to have a Japanese or Australian/Queensland sensibility ? They resoundingly replied, ‘Japanese’ .. I think it depends what you focus on. Take a look at the laundry (last shot). A neat corrugated ‘tin’ enclosure beneath the house. A thoughtful reconstruction of something locals would appreciate as belonging to the ‘Queenslander ’ ... Thanks Paul and Steve 🙏 🇦🇺 🇯🇵 2 months ago
Retreating to the coolth of the courtyard on a balmy Brisbane evening at #newfarmparkhouse for @housesmagazine . Beautiful work by 📐 @myers_ellyett 🌱 @danyoungla 🔨 @peter_leftwich 3 months ago
The memorable spaces and places of 2018 #bestnine2018 thanks to @owen.architecture @lineburg @jellway @kirsty_volz @s_shun_t @hoggandlamb @jamesbailey__ @blighgrahamarchitects @paterdis_ @phorm_architecture @yohei.omura @silvia_micheli41 @ant4030 3 months ago
Paid a visit to Mladek House by #JohnRailton over the weekend. Disheartening to see it in its current state. Second image by #richardstringerphotographer via captures the spirit of the original home c1968 4 months ago
#cjrobinsonresidence in Christmas mode 4 months ago
Lessons on being ‘compact and generous’ delivered by Paul @owen.architecture and Steve @s_shun_t at Neil and Fiona’s place this morning. Take a look at the mailbox. It separates brick step (for pedestrians) from brick ramp (for scooter) whilst making a bench seat for @nellie.le.carre to sit and chat to passersby. What a brilliant piece of micro-urbanism. Read about all the other clever ideas in the full story for @greenmagazine in early 2019. 4 months ago
A huge thrill to be on the Broadwater today to visit #stradbrokehouse for @housesmagazine . Thanks to architect and Captain @timbennetton_architects for getting us there safely! Also for generously sharing his insights into the work of his practice with #gabrielpoole . Projects like these represent so much more than making architecture. They’re also about overcoming huge logistical and personal hurdles. Seeing the emotion on Lori’s face as she described the sense of triumph she felt in realising her dream will stay with me for a long time... 4 months ago
Where I’d rather be! #gympiearc The Gympie Aquatic Recreation Centre by @liquidbluarchitects published in #folio03 a magazine by @brickworksbp with photography by @christopherfrederickjones and words by me. A great collection of civic and domestic projects in this issue which explores the theme of materiality. ‘The masonry facade is memorable. It’s composition is achieved through the patternation of dry-pressed brick in Flemish bond - headers and stretchers laid alternatively in every course. Headers are pulled proud to articulate a circular motif that is stamped across the smooth masonry surface. Within select circles, headers are removed to allow light and air to flow naturally through to spaces beyond the facade. To create the subtle variance that allows the super-graphic, ARC to materialise, a more elaborate set of rules is overlaid. Two types of cant headers are introduced from which corners are struck at 70 degrees to create a sculpted taper to expressed brick faces. On a sunny day the fine grain of this elaborate tapestry appears as silent animation, played out in slow-motion shadow.’ 4 months ago
@christinakimbespoke and @felicityboevinkmillinery wowing the crowd @baysidefirestation ... Congratulations to all the creative and sassy women involved. We love what you do! 😘🥂💃🏻🌴 4 months ago
The talented crew at @studiobland made me this (!) Huge thanks to Lucy, Natalia and Tamara and in the early stages, Tony and Herbie for their creative and technical prowess 🙏 #Repost @studiobland with @make_repost ・・・ New identity and website for our favourite writer extraordinaire @michellebailey_ Check it out here 👉🏻 4 months ago
‘For West End and the broader community, One Room Tower will forever materialise a set of highly intellectualised and immeasurably evocative ideas...’ Some words about the complex and wonderful #oneroomtower designed by @phorm_architecture With @silvia_micheli41 @ant4030 in the current issue of @greenmagazine . 5 months ago
Monday stripes #cjrobinsonresidence 5 months ago
Today’s #pestoriussweeneyhouse visit encapsulated everything that’s great about the @brisbaneopenhouse festival; the generosity of owner @australianfinearts , the ground breaking architecture of 1966 and the architecture loving crowds. Thanks @thegirlfrommars ! 6 months ago