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Ipswich Courthouse, Watchhouse and Police Station
Ipswich Queensland, 2010
2010 AIA Regional Architecture Award Darling Downs Building of the Year. Joint venture project with Cox Rayner, Design, Documentation and Quality Inspections. Client: Queensland Government
Sunshine Coast, 2009
Buderim Residence is an executive home situated on the northern face of the regions prominent hillside. Its design responds to the majestic vista from ocean to hinterland, the contrasting terrain and a growing family’s needs. The residence is has two main pavilions linked together with a series of open planned spaces with generous volumes responding to the vista. These areas connect to outdoor spaces with a barbeque pavilion and pool as focal points. These pavilions and outdoor areas act as cornerstones for busy family and executive life. They also simultaneously introduce a less frenetic pace, synonymous of the local lifestyle through the use of light, space and volume. The internal and external areas are connected seamlessly with generous door openings. Floor finishes emphasise this connection and lead your eye outdoor to the pavilion areas and view. Small water features incorporating sculptures are used internally and externally ensuing calming qualities and areas to focus. As the family’s dynamics constantly change, emphasis was placed on the kitchen as the heart and was reflected in the planning arrangement. Personal and semi-public spaces for the children are planned in transition from the bedrooms to the main hall. The external planning permits the hosting of outdoor events with minimal intrusion into these private family spaces. Generous roof overhangs and considered louvre placement take advantage of the region’s prevailing breezes. These secure louvres allow sufficient cross ventilation alleviating the reliance on air conditioning and allowing the house to breathe at night or while the family is absent. Batten sun shading to the north is designed to block summer sun and permit winter sun activating the thermal mass qualities of the floor slab which in turn minimises heating requirements. These screens provide a permeable visual framing to the 2 storey voids linking to two main pavilions. Externally, long flat forms are employed with generous overhangs to the east and west. The roof is muted in a grey tone minimising verticality and to express the roof framing of the surrounding barbeque and tennis pavilions. Timber cladding breaks the building mass further into flat forms minimising visual impact of the garage and adjacent areas.