dolphin sands residence
clarence point residence
project: Clarence Point Residence
location: Clarence Point, Tasmania
description: The residence is situated on a northeast sloping site at the edge of the Tamar River near the mouth to Bass Straight. Essentially a central living pavilion flanked by sleeping pavilions on either side, the residence has intricately sequenced spaces, which draw the interior out and into the landscape. The scheme is programmatically minimal, modest in built internal area, yet generous in landscape extension and spatial volume.
Careful consideration has been given to natural ventilation, a highly performing thermal skin, including double-glazing throughout, and minimal southern and western window openings. Steel structural elements are reduced to a minimum while engineered timber provides efficient long span structural solutions.
project: Campsite Residence
location: Douglas River, Tasmania
awards: 2006 James Blackburn Triennial Award AIA
2003 Residential Award AIA
description: The Campsite Residence was originally completed in 2002, designed by Birrelli Architects. The brief was to re-clad the existing dwelling, convert an unused garage on the lower level into a utility room and library to support the existing home office, and provide a space on the upper level that offered an alternative to outdoor living, as extreme weather conditions on the exposed site seldom permitted outdoor activities.
atelier office + apartment
project: Atelier Office + Apartment
location: Launceston, Tasmania
awards: 2010 Launceston City Council Heritage Award–Mixed Use
2010 Master Builder Assoc. Award
description: Atelier Apartments & Offices is an urban mixed use redevelopment incorporating office space together with residential apartments and car parking.
The redevelopment includes careful renovations to the 1830s fabric and judicious editing of the worst of the 1960s additions, recycling the best parts of these old structures, and the creation of spaces and opportunities for the new component parts: a mixed use of offices, roof gardens, car parks and residential units.
Atelier’s new design concept based around an old heritage building, demonstrates the potential for modern architecture and heritage renewal in the Launceston CBD.
category: commercial, heritage, residential