Blackburne Jackson Design Pty Ltd
Blackburne Jackson Design is a Sunshine Coast based multidisciplinary firm specialising in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Project Management. With over 75 years of experience in South East Queensland we have delivered a broad scope of successful projects throughout Queensland, Victoria and China. Our Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects take pride in providing innovative, sustainable and economical design solutions for a range of products including residential, multi residential, commercial and community use facilities. We are now located in our new premises at 37 Aerodrome Road, Maroochydore.
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Perched on a steep and rocky site, this modern residence required an innovative approach when it came to designing around three existing rock outcrops ranging from four to eight metres in height. The Client embraced the initial concept of enveloping the smaller rock outcrop within the house enthusiastically. In doing so, the planning of the living level was simplified and created a dramatic entry to the residence. The residence is planned over 4 levels. The lowest level provides a services store, housing equipment and the 45,000L of rainwater, which is the sole provision for the house. The main level of the house contains the living functions, with the levels over and below containing sleeping areas. By intergrating the existing rock outcrops into the design of the house, the link between indoors and outdoors is enhanced whilst creating a dramatic connection to the site.
Mooloolaba QLD, 2006
Coco First Avenue is the latest addition to the Mooloolaba tourist Accommodation. The design of the building responds to the sub tropical environment in which it is located. Planning of the project targets views through windows in the urban fabric. The brief required each apartment to be recognisable to occupants. This stipulation was met by utilising differing balcony sizes and plan footprints, glazing treatments and solar shading devices. Living spaces, and generous balconies address the aspect whilst maintaining privacy between users. Cross ventilation is promoted and natural light maximised through extensive glazing. Being located in the harsh coastal zone, materials employed were selected to maximise durability and minimise maintenance. The form of the roof ensures simplicity in the collection of water to be harvested and reused.
AERODROME ROAD OFFICE
Maroochydore, QLD, 2011
Our principal objective was to create a great environment in which our staff could produce quality outcomes. Being a multidisciplinary design practice we of course wanted to display our design philosophy of creating innovative, yet efficient and sustainable projects. Much of the existing structure was retained and some components of the previous building have been re-used in the new. “Building reuse” was appealing as we could see the potential of implementing our sustainability objectives whilst providing an example to the community of how easily an existing building could be revitalised. Planning of the refurbishment was based around a large, light filled, open plan studio space. Located to the rear of the building this space benefits from the more desirable aspect. This space was also granted greater acoustic separation from Aerodrome Road by locating the front of house areas to the street side, behind an acoustically attenuated wall. As the form of the new building is essentially a box it was decided to adopt a somewhat minimalist approach to the external treatment. In doing so we sought to combat the vast array of signage, which dominates the road with a building which stands out as a result of its simplicity.