Oh what a night!

MERGE was at the WA State Architecture Awards on Thursday 3rd July filming guests interacting with the installation in the Crown Grand Ballroom foyer. For a second year, the Australian Institute of Architects Western Australian Chapter has run an installation competition. This year’s installation by was modelled on architect and engineer Richard Buckminster Fuller’s 1960s ‘Tensegrity’ geodesic domes. The team constructed a series of sculptural units for the Crown Grand Ballroom foyer, along with miniatures for each table.

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Australian presenter Fenella Kernebone was also present to host the Awards. You may recognize her from ABC’s Artscape and Triple J’s Sunday night eclectic mix The Soundlab. I couldn’t resist getting a fan girl photo!

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Congratulations Roxby Architects on winning the George Temple Poole Award/hand crafted crystal for the Toyota WA Head Office in Kewdale! Well done to all award winners and finalists!

Click here for the entry and winners catalogues.>

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Project Update

It’s been two and a half years now since I entered the “real world”. Probably a good time to reflect on project experience I have gained to date.

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Inspiration Indo

Been going through recent travel snaps to tropical island paradise – here’s a summary of design inspiration I stumbled upon while on holiday.

Presenting…

A little project I’ve been working on with the very talented Kerry Edwards for the Australian Institute of Architects 2014 National Conference.

secret perth’ self-guided tours

roffen-profilePerth CBD
by Richard Offen
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Perth heritage walk: 185 years
of history in 55 minutes

Click here for map and audio tour.

 

jchindarsi-profileMount Lawley by Joe Chindarsi
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Rolling down Highgate Hill: coffee, scotch and jazz

Click here for map and audio tour.

 

 

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Fremantle
by Kieran Wong
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From dawn to dusk:
a day in Freo

Click here for map and audio tour.

 

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Northbridge
by Carly Barrett
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Artful Shenanigans:
culture and kebabs oh my!

Click here for map and audio tour.

More information at http://wp.architecture.com.au/making/events/self-guided-tours/

 

The best place in Australia

Hot off the press today: Perth’s Forrest Place wins Australia’s Great Place Award! This excites me for two main reasons: (a) I live in Perth (b) I work at the architecture firm that “architected” said Place. This national recognition is another affirmation that Perth is AWESOMETOWN!

Read the Architecture & Design article here.

Making Fun @ Scale

Submission deadline is THIS SUNDAY!

Don’t miss your chance to exhibit at QV1 Perth in ‘Making Fun @ Scale’ – on public display as part of the National Architecture Conference this May.

See call for submissions below.
Email your proposal to makingfun.scale@gmail.com

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More info on the ‘Making’ website.

Breaking the silence

Can’t believe it’s already March! This year is whizzing by! I hope you haven’t been fooled by my recent radio silence, for the lack of posts in no way reflects lack of activity. Keep an eye out on the ‘Upcoming Projects’ tab and future posts.

For now, I leave you with a snap of a secret rainbow I spotted on my lunch break today. It was a fleeting burst of colour dancing above a concrete jungle. A reminder to always look beyond your immediate surroundings and appreciate the small pleasures in everyday life.