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.

Barton Street Residence | Chalmers Partners Architects

With a growing family, the need for space led to a transformation into an inward facing courtyard house. Inspired by a connection to Japan, the design sought to blend Japanese tradition with practicality. While Brisbane differs greatly from Tokyo, the idea of an insular sanctuary resonated, emphasizing control within one’s property. The house creatively integrates traditional Japanese elements like roofs, shoji screens, tatami, and engawa, adapting them to subtropical living. Despite limited frontage, the design features an internal deck and lower courtyard. The interplay of light, spatial transitions, and visual connections, reminiscent of shoji and fusama, defines the architecture. The use of brick replicates the textural experience of tatami, showcasing clever integration with sub-tropical Queensland architecture. The project successfully delivers a bespoke solution aligned with the family’s evolving needs.

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