Macquarie University Incubator

We visited the Incubator at Macquarie University this week. What a stunning timber facade with internal spaces designed for creativity, to inspire our future entrepreneurs.

https://www.mq.edu.au/about/about-the-university/offices-and-units/macquarie-university-incubator

Wish Bruce

Proud to be involved in the “Wish” development located in Bruce, Canberra with the creative collaborative of TP Dynamics and AURORA Design. At the marketing launch last Friday, we were entertained and humbled by the words of TP Dynamics Founding Director Tony Pan, on his vision for Bruce and the value he places on people and relationships.

http://wishbruce.com.au/

Wishing for a beautifully crafted new home, designed by amazing architects, in an established area close to entertainment, lifestyle and study precincts? Your wish is here.

Wish is 56 beautifully planned townhouses and 12 Sky Terraces in the heart of tranquil Bruce. The Wish village has an abundance of style and substance both inside and out with a mix of two and three bedroom townhouses, each with basement or undercroft car parking beneath. Live the lifestyle you have always wished for with the best sporting and entertainment venues in Canberra just a stroll away and numerous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants at your fingertips including Westfield Belconnen just down the road.

 

nagakin capsule tower

Having visited Japan in 2016, I was delighted to find these images in Pinterest. I drove past the Nagakin Capsule Tower (photo below) designed by Kisho Kurowaka and always wanted to know what it looked like inside. Some lessons to learn from this 1972 building on how to design micro, affordable housing for the masses.

 

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Rothelowman Project featured in architecture & design

 

What’s Shaping Workplace Design in 2017?

Rothelowman’s Michael Banak on What’s Shaping Workplace Design in 2017

Surfers Paradise Project To Have World’s Most Slim Fitting Architectural Design – TheUrbanDeveloper.com

The beauty of slender buildings. An example of the design talent of Rothelowman and the collaborative process between architect and engineer. The result. An innovative, parametric design that saves costs on structure and provides sheltered balconies from the wind.

Source: Surfers Paradise Project To Have World’s Most Slim Fitting Architectural Design – TheUrbanDeveloper.com

Carte Brutaliste – Brutalist Paris Map

The Les Choux De Cretiel building is brutalist and beautiful.

http://www.archdaily.com/806139/new-map-celebrates-paris-brutalist-architecture?utm_medium=email&utm_source=ArchDaily%20List

 

 

japanese inspiration

The images below are select photographs of a trip I took to Japan in July this year. Tokyo was very clean, the food amazing and the people ultra friendly and polite and I will go back again……….but these are all cliches you’ve heard before, possibly from every person you know who has visited that part of the world. Do you know anyone who hasn’t liked Japan?

Hopefully though, you haven’t seen some of the amazing buildings I photographed on my travels and you get to view them in real life some day. Being the architectural nerd that I am, I researched before my trip as well as trawled the streets looking for inspirational architecture. I spent most of my time in Tokyo, but also took a day trip to an ominous Shogun temple in Nikko, followed by an Onsen in the middle of a green and wooded hillside. You would be happy to know there are no photographs of that wonderful experience.

Kenzo Tange – Yoyogi National Gymnasium

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Kisho Kurokawa – Nakagin Capsule Hotel

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Le Corbusier – National Museum of Modern Art

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Makato Watanabe – K Museum

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Makato Watanabe – Aoyama Technical College

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Tadao Ando – Omotesando Hills

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Toyo Ito – Todd’s Building

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SANAA – Dior

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Herzog and de Meuron – Prada

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Jean Nouvel – Mui Mui

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Unknown Architect

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Nikko Temple – Shogun Shrine

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Unknown Architect after an Onsen –  at peace and one with nature.

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rothelowman – cracking the matrix

Rothelowman have 140 staff in offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The Melbourne office has over 80 staff and is located in a warehouse building in Southbank, featuring a beautiful truss roof. The architecture and interiors of the office fit-out showcase the firms skills in commercial design and their ability to create wonderful spaces to be in.

This is my 4th week at Rothelowman and with my business partner Ben Pomroy we aim to grow the business in NSW, through innovative and creative thinking – an emerging design firm in the Sydney market. Rothelowman has 25 years of experience in a variety of project types including; residential, commercial, retail, master plan and mixed-use. Our ability to integrate Interior Design with Architecture, provides our clients with a holistic approach to design.

I posted a photo on Instagram when I visited the Melbourne office last week and could not believe the attention it received. Generally happy to receive 20 likes…. actually even 1 is good!. This photo cracked the matrix, gaining over 1000 likes. I believe this was a sign, I had made the right choice to move to Rothelowman, but happy to hear of any other reasons for this anomaly?

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CoC Morning Tea / Industry Update

Last week, Crone Architects and SJB Architects chaired a Champions of Change (CoC) morning tea at the Australian Institute of Architects (NSW Chapter) in Tusculum.

The inaugral event will be a regular session whereby the CoC leaders, invite architects, partners and their children to a morning tea session to discuss Gender Equity in the Workplace. The CoC members gave an update on the Champions of Change program and discussed collectively the difficulties for parents re-entering the work place after extended leave. The sessions will be an open forum to discuss Gender Equity and the Agreed Actions proposed by the CoC group. These include the following key areas;

  1. Mainstream Flexibility
  2. Modify Culture of being Always Available
  3. Plan Careers Early
  4. On Ramp, Off Ramp and everything else in between: Enabling successful career breaks and part-time work
  5. Reflect on Personal Leadership Style using the Leadership Shadow model
  6. Launch a Panel Pledge campaign within Architecture
  7. Plus One
  8. Submissions Ratio
  9. Networking Calendar
  10. Activate Networking

We had a great turnout on Monday of approximately 25 mums and dads and prams. There were quiet a few vocal parents and young ones who contributed to the discussions which made the morning tea very productive.

Representing Crone architects was Erica Teicher, Eva Ponsati and Anna Van Hees. Anna provided great insight into her experiences having recently come back from a parental leave break.

Crone provided a briefing on the firms commitment to Diversity in the office and highlighted areas they would like to improve in the future.

You can find our presentation slides on the link below;

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