BOLD Architecture & Interior Design
BOLD Architecture + Interior Design is an architectural practice based in Mackay. BOLD was founded in 2007 by Stewart and Suellen Bagley and have since worked on a diverse range of projects varying in type and scale. The name BOLD was inspired by Stewart & Suellen’s passion to produce distinct and exemplary architecture appropriate to purpose and place. It was also inspired by a quote by the late Architect, Samuel Mockbee who would challenge his graduating students with the phrase ‘..proceed and be bold’ The practice currently consists of a team of four which draws on over 40 years of combined experience obtained from many regions of Australia, the UK and Ireland.
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St Anne’s Catholic Primary – New Classrooms
A Master Plan was prepared with the aim of planning the school for a future two streams. A need for a future 7 classrooms, and expansion of their Administration and Library facilities was identified. The location of the new classroom building allowed for a new language of classroom containment and circulation spaces. The storage areas of each classroom was expressed externally with white metal boxes contrasting with the existing dark red brick. The verandah stairs projected out into the open play area with ‘hoods’ over the landings creating playful observation balconies which activated the play area.
Blacks Beach Residence
Blacks Beach, Mackay, N/A
The property is generous in size, but awkwardly shaped with a dramatic change in levels, and located at the end of a cul-de-sac. The street entry is disjointed from the prime part of the site, perched atop a headland looking eastward over Blacks Beach below. There is an equally impressive outlook westward toward a rural mountain setting. The Client’s design brief was to create a new residence, retaining a portion of an existing two storey building shell as part of the new works. The design had to capitalise on the views and shelter from the weather. The Client also requested the prominent use of natural stone products within the works. The design approach needed to connect the front gates of the property, drawing people inward and upward, sweeping through the site to arrive at the ‘lookout’, feeling the invigorating fresh exposure of the ocean. The way up to the ‘lookout’ became the divisional spine of the scheme with the open plan living pavilion to the north and the more introverted private spaces to the south. The central aisle allowed for a sweeping chasm to showcase the natural stone products the client desired as well as accentuate the change in levels from entry to the ‘lookout’ To endure times of relentless SE winds, the living pavilion opened up onto a western ‘plateau’ that would capture and absorb the regeneration of sunset falling over the mountain beyond.
BOLD Office Fit-out
Gordon St, Mackay, 2008
The challenge was to create our own architectural office with its numerous spatial requirements in a small 80sqm tenancy. To avoid a cellular arrangement, a sinuous, multi-purpose joinery ‘wall’ was constructed to delineate the public and private areas. The snaking blue-green acrylic ‘wall’ captures spaces throughout the office in a fluid, playful way. The experimental materials combined with the unexpected floor plan are effective tools in creating a memorable space.