M2architecture is based in Hobart and works throughout Tasmania, focussing on the Southern region. Our projects include Residential, Commercial and Institutional; our clients include private individuals, corporations and Government agencies. We are passionate about our work and enjoy working collaboratively with our clients to achieve fresh and relevant architectural solutions.
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Sandy Bay House
Sandy Bay, Hobart, 2007
The location affords wonderful views and a sunny aspect – two factors very influential in the final design. The house is planned over three levels – with a parent’s area on the uppermost floor and a children’s area, guest suite and garage on the lower level. The main entry level contains kitchen, dining, lounge and powder room plus connects to the carport and deck. Connection to the deck is via large sliding glass doors opening up to merge indoor and outdoor living areas. The massing and arrangement of the plan was carefully conceived to deliver a measured response to the stringent Town Planning requirements for the area and to protect privacy between neighbours whilst importantly also delivering the layering and free-flowing plan desired by the clients.
M2architecture was appointed following a careful selection process to provide architectural services to Clemenger Tasmania. Our brief included a well defined budget and timeline. The completed project was the culmination of extensive planning and consultation with the directors and staff closely involved at all stages. One of the driving factors behind the project was a very strong desire to redefine office culture and working relationships within the Clemenger teams – their previous tenancy configuration enforced separation between teams and also within teams; the new configuration brings the teams together into a vibrant and happy open plan. The most revolutionary change is that no-one has a separate office but private conversations and activities are provided for with separate interview rooms. Featuring prominently within the open plan is a transparent glass drum meeting space adjacent to an in-house cafe. While the plan is open, the design does have a structure to subtly control access and movement; storage joinery, equipment zones and display walls have been carefully positioned to articulate views and movement.
Waimea Heights Primary School
Sandy Bay, Tasmania, 2011
As part of BER program, M2a was commissioned to design a new library, upgrade administration, refurbish student toilets and undertake classroom refurbishments at Waimea Heights Primary School. Our solution was to insert a new building between existing buildings to form a new hub for the school and in the process to redevelop the external spaces and walkways to provide sheltered and fully accessible pedestrian flow. The roof form of the Library allows good natural light deep into the space and provides good cross-flow ventilation when required.