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The Young Designers Month strategy was an annual event initiated by Arts Tasmania, to bring together and celebrate Tasmania’s design community. Our exhibits encompassed two models of completed coastal houses highlighting the intricacies of site, programme, form making and the permanence of architecture.
This project considered broad options for re-development of the
school campus. Considerations included modernization and expansion of learning areas across various primary school grades, redevelopment of kindergarten and outside school hours care facilities, redevelopment of the music department and school hall including new performance space, extension and internal re-fit of the school library, creation of out-door learning and play areas, new school canteen and new school uniform store. Corpus Christi
Works are continuing in 2013 with further facilities upgrades.
Images by 1+2
For this project,1+2 were asked to consider an over-all approach to improving the functionality, flexibility and accessibility of this school campus. It required us to achieve maximum value for money while maintaining the level of quality and robustness required by a junior school environment.
New works involved major refurbishment of existing buildings and the construction of a new library and kindergarten.
Images courtesy of Vibe Tasmania.
Gibson’s Mill is a heritage listed structure which has stood on the
waterfront since the mid 19th century. It operated as a flour mill
until the late 20th century when it was converted to office space
and car parking. In 2011, 1+2 was commissioned to explore the potential of
converting the building to boutique hotel accommodation.
The architectural solution was achieved through a process of close collaboration with the building owners, contractors, heritage authorities and consultants. The key idea was to reveal the story of the old structure by removing unsympathetic recent additions and interiors and to compliment the richness of the heritage structure with simple and refined new elements.
It was a highly technical project, requiring virtual modelling of structural systems, fire scenarios, and acoustic environments in order to achieve contemporary performance standards while revealing the original cast iron, timber and brick structure - a futuristic approach to preserving the past.
Images: Ray Joyce, 1+2 Architecture
This house is an oasis within a dense new suburban neighbourhood. A quiet, private and earthbound structure which seeks sunlight, captures views and embraces its landscape. It is an exploration in form, volumes and the structural, textural and aging qualities of its materials. It’s a family home, a builder’s office and an artist’s studio.
The design evolved from the idea of enclosures stepping down the site, negotiating and retaining existing trees and creating private, sunny, wind sheltered courtyards and roof decks. These spaces have been mirrored around a top-lit, stepping circulation spine. This configuration allowed for maximum light and cross ventilation, the creation of formal relationships between openable indoor and outdoor living spaces, and the opportunity for an expressive building geometry incorporating double height spaces.
Materials have been judiciously chosen from a restricted palette. Etched masonry was selected for its permanence, solidity, quietness, thermal performance and textural qualities. It also offered the opportunity for fluidity between internal and external materials, its massiveness contrasted by refined soldier coursing and jointing details. Lightweight timber cladding was selected as a counterpoint to the masonry. Large areas of timber cladding have been finely milled into slender boards accentuating verticality while elegantly aging.