Established1993, Brooking Design Architects are a dynamic, multi~award winning, boutique architecture & interior design practice, led by internationally acclaimed West Australian architect & designer Tom Brooking. Widely respected for its innovative & profound design work across a multitude of disciplines, including single & multi~residential, heritage adaptation & reuse, educational, entertainment & public buildings. Tom & his team understand that successful private or commercial design ventures require a broad range of expertise, in-depth knowledge, exhaustive research, quality control, rigor & attention to detail & the application of clever, creative design artistry.
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John Septimus Roe Anglican School – Kindergarten
Beechboro, Perth, Western Australia, 2012
The Kindergarten addition to the John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School in Beechboro provides children with a wonderful learning environment that is inviting, nurturing, fit for purpose & most importantly fun. The design response is a highly sophisticated & exceptionally well considered outcome. Material selections give the space a sense of warmth & natural charm while being appropriately robust & durable. The elegant detailing is well executed & the space conveys a strong sense of craftsmanship. Clever provisions for the “mess of play” include a custom designed hanging system for children’s paintings & drawings. Puzzle shaped storage units act as mobile partitions for dividing the space into a variety of areas to suit different teaching modes. The use of colour is subtle & inspires rather than dictates & the ambiance created from the composition of skylights, light fixtures & coloured acoustic panels in the coffered ceiling is poetic. Clever appropriation of the budget has enabled a wonderful result to be achieved within tight financial constraints & environmental attributes are intrinsic rather than applied. This project is an exemplar for primary school teaching spaces & is a wonderful outcome for the local community & families with children in the area. A space that will undoubtedly reside in the collective memories of the children & staff that enjoy the facility.
The B Shed
Victoria Quay, Fremantle, Western Australia, 2010
Perched on Fremantle’s Harbour waterfront, the stunning transformation of the B Shed into a modern ferry terminal illustrates the very best in adaptation, conservation and clever design. The development of the 85-year-old cargo shed is part of Ports larger plan and vision to revitalise the west end of Victoria Quay. By providing much needed facilities for ferry operators and passengers, this iconic facility opened up the heritage-listed building for the benefit and enjoyment of the WA community whilst maintaining the integrity of the building and interpreting aspects of the port’s rich heritage. By use of self-contained ticketing pods, modern caf’, and contemporary interpretation panels, using modern materials and colours the old and the new are clearly distinguish. The project was a stunning success, winning the prestigious Excellence in Adaptive Reuse: The Gerry Gauntlett Award at the 2011 WA Heritage Awards.
172 Little Marine Pde, Cottesloe, WA, 2011
The design of a contemporary beachside home for a family with older children that permits the occupants to engage with the breathtaking ocean front landscape in all weather conditions.The core design philosophy centres on a solution that incorporates intelligent building elements within the fabric of the building that enable the occupants to control and adapt to the impact of the prevailing weather conditions whilst providing for a high degree of amenity and an optimal level of comfort.The built form solution is both a response to the functional requirements of the brief for space light flexibility and is inspired by the free flowing coastal patterns portraying itself as a modern day beach-house. Externally the material palette comprises of robust materials such as glass zinc textured stone in soft patina colours and tones.The architectural design solution sets a new benchmark for residential design and demonstrates to the community that buildings can be designed cost effectively respect streetscape and provide spatially sensitive infill and at the same time integrate clever solutions to control the environmental impacts