11 Logan Road | KIRK

11 Logan Road is a benchmark project for the adaptive reuse of existing Heritage buildings in Brisbane. The project includes mixed use development of an existing character commercial building, including retail, hospitality, and office spaces.

The buildings are of historic significance, occupying the site in some form since the late 1800’s.

This initial phase of site development represented a significant investment in restoring the existing character buildings back to their best version, with a broader view to reinvigorating the commercial / retail offer of this unique precinct.

The project evokes connection to our past and so deepens our understanding of our place in the present. By stripping back and exposing the existing fabric the building now has a distinct legibility, presented as obvious layers of old through to new. Old is not discarded but rediscovered and celebrated as part of a continuing evolution of the place.

Archer Brewery | Chalmers Partners Architects

Archer Brewing, an independent brewery in Brisbane, embodies a commitment to local sourcing, independence, and community. Showcased through their beers and through the development of their Brisbane venue. With a focus on using 100% Australian ingredients, Archer reflects its ethos through its locally brewed beers and their connection to the local community. Stuart, the owner and former pilot, established Archer with a vision of creating approachable brews and a venue that resonates with his aviation background. After careful consideration, the Newmarket Road venue, reminiscent of an airplane hangar, was chosen. Its strategic location, near the Bandits baseball team and public transport, ensures accessibility for the community. The design emphasizes openness, showcasing the brewing process while retaining the hangar’s ambiance. By incorporating subtle branding elements and thoughtful design choices, Archer Brewery offers a unique and inviting space for patrons to enjoy quality food and beer, reflecting its identity and values.

Cocobrew Express Coffee Drive Thru | DESIGNANDARCHITECTURE

Cocobrew Express, located on the outskirts of Yeppoon, Queensland, challenges the conventional Drive Thru model while enhancing both motorist and pedestrian experience. The project reimagines the typical Drive Thru by establishing the architecture itself as a prominent landmark, rather than relying on separate signage. Despite its compact footprint, the building’s unique roof form reaches over 9 meters high and stands out. Clear entry and exit points aid navigation and ensure smooth vehicular circulation, while a streamlined ordering system promotes human interaction. These elements combine to foster a sense of community between staff and customers.

Recognizing the importance of pedestrian experience, the design includes a dedicated walkup window and seating area, catering to visitors and staff from the nearby hospital and retail establishments. Cocobrew Express not only reimagines the Drive Thru typology but also promotes connectivity and community in the region, making it a distinctive addition to Central Queensland’s built environment.

Commercial Office 152 Wharf Street Brisbane | The NRA Collaborative

Completed in early 2023, 152 Wharf Street stands as a premier A-Grade office space in Spring Hill, on the border of Brisbane’s CBD. The impressive 27–story building offers more than 24,000 sqm of office space and several retail shops on the ground floor. Positioned between Brisbane CBD and Spring Hill opposite Brisbane’s Central Railway Station, it prioritizes humancentric design, sustainability, and occupant wellbeing, redefining modern work environments with tailored amenities. Drawing inspiration from the area’s architectural heritage, it ensures a harmonious integration with the existing urban fabric, setting a benchmark for future development. The project’s robust commitment to environmental stewardship includes sustainable design strategies and social responsibility, contributing to regional economic development and setting a new standard for responsible urban development.

Cunnamulla Hot Springs | COX Architecture

Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of southwest Queensland, Australia, Cunnamulla stands as an inviting haven for adventurous travelers in search of an unparalleled outback experience. Situated along the tranquil banks of the Warrego River, Cunnamulla unveils a captivating landscape where the vast plains seamlessly merge with the boundless skies, offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
At the heart of this setting lies a serene bathing oasis, where mineral rich artesian waters flow beneath the earth’s surface. Here, guests are invited to embark on a journey of relaxation and rejuvenation amidst a constellation of geothermal mineral pools, complemented by a cold plunge pool, sauna, and steam room. Shaded by the graceful coolabah and eucalyptus trees that line the riverside, visitors can unwind and immerse themselves in the tranquility of their surroundings, while basking under the mesmerizing starlit skies of the outback during nighttime soaks.

Golden Breed Noosa | Andrew Bock Architecture

Golden Breed has had a long connection with Noosa and has provided much to its surfing community over those years. The new flagship HQ is prominently located at the southern gateway to Noosa Heads’ tourist zone, so it was important to reflect the vision of a quality landmark that instantly communicated the brand ethos.

Architecturally, it displays a balance of simplicity and robust expression. Contemporary planning and pragmatism mixed with subtle references to old Noosa coastal Queenslander architecture and nearby Halse Lodge create a timeless blend.

The building form contributes positively to its context through its stepped and scaled form and visual excitement preserving four majestic mature trees whilst providing efficient retail access, a welcoming entry deck, and a separate apartment with private roof deck over.

Golden Breed Noosa seamlessly weaves aesthetics, history, and practicality and invites visitors to experience a reinterpreted lost Noosa, where tradition and modernity coexist.

Maryborough Forge and Advanced Manufacturing Facility | KIRK

The Maryborough Forge and Advanced Manufacturing Facility is a proprietary, highly functional design that protects and enhances the technically complex production process within the manufacturing warehouse. The constrained site of this advanced manufacturing facility in rural Queensland was poised to access an existing specialised heavy engineering skilled workforce. Along with a highly technical and advanced warehouse, the entire environment needed to be enticing to skilled workers who would spend most their day in such a remote location. A key component of our strategy was to establish an office that stands as a biophilic retreat from the demanding manufacturing processes. With Hyne Timbers (Xlam) operating just 250m down the road, it was a natural choice to use locally produced Mass Engineered Timber (MET) from Australian softwood plantations. We see this exciting project as part of the evolution in a new typology in industrial and warehousing MET projects.

The Belvedere | KP Architects

The Belvedere is located at Woody Point a small bayside suburb on the southern tip of the Redcliffe Peninsula. KP Architects were engaged to restore and transform the Hotel into a place for locals and visitors as a destination to enjoy the idyllic location by introducing a series of dining spaces that would take advantage of the bay views. The design strategy focused on removing the many layers of poorly considered additions over the 120 years of the Hotel to reveal the original fabric. Sympathetic interventions were integrated to establish a clear portrait between old and new, defining a timeline for future observations. To enhance the experience, a central courtyard space was introduced to shape a sense of arrival, allowing the customer to orientate themselves while visually engaging with the bay view beyond. Introducing more open spaces has resulted in a building that breathes, embracing Queensland subtropical climate.

The Greenhouse | Blight Rayner Architecture

The Greenhouse is designed to be a ‘jewel box’ within the dense, high rise context of West Village. It is an 8 level office building located on an inner site originally intended as an apartment building but changed to offices in order to create increased daytime activation to the precinct. Its form is designed to act as an organic counterpoint to the adjacent historic, masonry St Peter’s Ice Cream building – the existing jewel of the precinct, so as to maintain its singular identity.

The building is elevated above basements and a ground level that already existed, creating a new upper ground level and laneway that adds to the precinct’s existing network. Using diagonal columns to land on existing load points, the building base recesses to create breathing space for the old factory and extensive greenery that enriches experience of the upper ground plane.

The Warehouses | J.AR OFFICE

The Warehouses reformulates the light industrial building, guided by civic ambitions and an aspiration to persist for generations. The precinct materialises from a selective edit and unification of five existing structures, defined by a new humancentric internal street.

The resulting building was driven by the client’s desire to produce a socially conscious precinct that ultimately asked, ‘How can a commercial building adapt to evolving community needs?’

The project addresses a typology often on the periphery of architectural consideration; demonstrating the importance of providing space for public life to occur, even in the most unlikely of places a shed.

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