Graeme Barr Architects
We provide professional, creative, aged care, tourist, commercial, government and residential design. To be able to live within and around a building, to continue to feel delight for the spaces and structure and for the building to continue to be usable for its occupants is a fundamental architectural aim. These qualities create building value. We respond to your site and brief to create your unique building. We have many years experience procuring buildings for clients. Architecture is best created by experienced practitioners as buildings and the building process are complicated activities. The younger persons within the practice contribute latest thinking and understanding of design
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Cape Byron National Park, 2009
A renovated old cottage given new life as a tourist facility for the Department of Environment and Climate Change (NPWS). The cottage uses innovative environmentally sensitive design with features such as: resue of existing building; solar electric system; solar hot water heating; roof water reuse; basin over wc cistern; and low VOC paints. The cottage sits on a unique wonderful site overlooking the Pass at Byron Bay. It is made private by the surrounding National Park.
School Hall Holy Family Catholic Primary
Lennox Head, 2010
The new school hall for Holy Family was designed and built under the Federal Government funded BER scheme. It incorporates a multipurpose hall, stage, food serve area, amenities, covered outdoor area and offices which were concurrently built but separate from the BER funding. The materials are a mix of coloured block, painted fibre cement claddings, colorbond, sports flooring, timber stage, Urbanstone paving and native landscaping. The building sits comfortably on the hill beside the school and affords a lovely outlook to the playing fields and surrounding pricturesque countryside.
Broken Head Rd Residence
A country residence with pavillion rooms. The living, dining and kitchen is centrally located and has magnificent views over the surrounding farms and to the Nightcap Mountain range. The main bedroom and study is on the east side and a further 2 bedrooms are on the other west side of the living room. Large decks surround the spaces and provide generous outdoor recreation areas. The materials are stone, render, fibrecement, paint, aluminium, stainless steel, timber floors, granite kitchen bench and modern fittings and appliances.