Architect Tina Tziallas from Tziallas O' Meara Architecture studio talks about Bundaroo Street House. Tina describes how this dynamic project gave the design team many challenges each time one was resolved it left the design felling so much better for it. The project become and Interesting exercise in how to maximise the performance of the house to ensure exceptional energy efficiency. Thermally broken windows and doors from the Vantage® ThermalHEART™ range are used throughout, allowing Tina to achieve the design resolution she desired for her clients without compromising on the efficiency and comfort of the living space created.
Interview with architect Lui Gomez Siu of Ecke Architecture.
Wabi-sabi – a Japanese worldview centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection – and the underlying philosophy behind this intimate and elegant Noosa home. Linda Atkin and Steve Guthrie of Bark Design Architects speak openly about how they addressed the challenge of making a home which is rich in solidity and heaviness seem light and open.
Architect Kieron Gait, Kieron Gait Architects; talks about this simple, modest extension in Red Hill, Brisbane, redefining the way building materials are utilised within a home. The construction utilises a modular structural insulated panel system (SIPS) to reduce construction time and allow economy of site labour.
Rolling hills, views to the north that stretch forever, a horizon as breathtaking as it is distant – small wonder the owners of this spectacular slice of paradise wanted to open their lifestyle to the great outdoors. Architect Richard Cole speaks about Bluff Farm.
Architect Andrew Verri of Andrew Verri Architects was chosen by the clients to carry out the enormous task of designing their dream home - a farmhouse which was fit for their entire family.Andrew speaks oppenly about the process of designing a home which takes in views of a magestic rural landscape from every aspect.
The house has been designed as an ‘armature’ for a young growing family to live and evolve, offering a variety of open living and private retreat spaces. Family accommodation is contained within a simple two storey volume that gently terraces down the site thereby opening up internally to a voluminous open living space under the canopy of the Scribbly Gums.