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.

Quincy’s Renovation | Base Architecture

In its original form, the Quincy’s building was once home to the local Commonwealth Bank. Witnessing many changes throughout its lifespan and playing host to a number of different commercial ventures, the building has developed to become a landmark within the social fabric of the suburb. When the post office tenancy became available in 2022 the pipedream of expanding Quincy’s became a sudden reality, and another journey of transformation began for the building.

The renovation and extension were undertaken on a strict budget and short timeframe, showing the richness and power of everyday materials when detailed conscientiously.

View Street Renovations and Extensions | Jim Gall Architects Pty Ltd and Five Mile Radius

The view street house works hard to accommodate and enhance the lives of a young family. It respects the character of its street and location on the highly valued Paddington and Red Hill Ridges of inner Brisbane.

The client and the architect see eye–to–eye in understanding the privilege of being able to have a house, a beautiful old Queenslander, in this place and the enormous value (biophyscially, socially, economically, experientially, aesthetically and emotionally) of an existing house.

Three new pavilions were added following the core rationale of the Queenslander: clarity of expression of responses to the climate and site; simple geometry and construction; raw, functional and durable materials and craft skills. These pavilions contrast with and frame to old, renovated house.

Demolition of 19980s/90s additions brought light and views back into the house. The demolished materials were assessed and re–used, along with additional recycled endemic hardwoods, in the construction.

Carrickalinga Shed | Architects Ink

The premise was an interpretation of an Australian Federation Farmhouse, sited on a hilltop in Carrickalinga.

With extreme winds, we manipulated the traditional farmhouse, stretching the perimeter to a square, whilst removing the center for the courtyard. With the verandah on the ‘wrong’ side we inverted the roof. This creates a low eave to the protected garden allowing solar gain and solar access.

The apertures were aligned, framing the views of the landscape. Industrial shutters filter the amount of light desired, tuning the house to the seasons. All rooms have dual aspect to both sea and the garden.

Exterior walls and shutters are clad in heritage galvanized corrugated iron, folding over the ridge, and lining the internal valleyed roof. Structural columns were used as downpipes harvesting rainwater.

The dwelling is true to ‘place’, minimising its impact to its landscape and carbon footprint.

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