New Home at Fitzgibbon Chase

The 3D render artist has been busy working up our new home designs lately. This one is for a new home at Fitzgibbon Chase in the Brisbane suburb of Fitzgibbon.

Fitzgibbon-Residence

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Architecture Quote of the Day

Architecture is not about building the impossible, which we can do if we have enough money and enough tools and enough computers. It is about building what is appropriate and about attaining beauty through such an approach. I describe this premise as 'inherent buildability', and I believe it is central to what I do. http://www.azquotes.com/author/17296-Moshe_Safdie

Architecture is not about building the impossible, which we can do if we have enough money and enough tools and enough computers. It is about building what is appropriate and about attaining beauty through such an approach. I describe this premise as ‘inherent buildability’, and I believe it is central to what I do.

There are always limitations on design. Planning controls, site size, shape and slope, and building budget all impact on design. While it would be wonderful to be able to design without restrictions, architecture is all about being able to work within these limitations and still design something beautiful.

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A Hamptons Style House in Kingscliff

We recently completed a design concept for a Hamptons style house in Kingscliff NSW.

Kingscliff Hamptons Style 1

 

Kingscliff Hamptons Style 2

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Quote of the Day

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure. Zaha Hadid

Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space… On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.

– Zaha Hadid

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Working with an Architect

From concept design through to completion, working with an registered architect can be a very rewarding experience.

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Invest in your architect

Architects can add value to your home through their design expertise and experience. While Architect’s fees are often more than Building Designers and Draftspeople because we are never simply ‘drafting a set of plans’. Architects spend a significant amount of time working with your brief and refining the finer details of your design. We invest a lot love and pride into your project to find the best design solutions.

Hiring an Architect. Registered or unregistered?

Would you trust the construction of your home to an unlicensed builder? I’m hoping the answer is NO. After graduation, architects need to go through an extensive examination process to become registered. Engaging a registered architect will give you the reassurance you have invested in the best design professional for your project.

Provide a detailed brief

The more information you provide to you architect the better the design will be to suit your individual requirements.

Working with an Architect

Difference between Interior Designers, Draftspersons, Building Designers & Architects

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Confused about the differences between design professionals? The following articles provide for an interesting read and will assist in selecting the most qualified designer for your next project.

Architect, Draftsperson or Building Designer: which professional should you choose to design your home?

Architect v building designer v interior designer: learning to navigate Australia’s design landscape

 

Difference between Interior Designers, Draftspersons, Building Designers & Architects

A $60k House

Trifecta diagram from http://60khouse.com.au/Designing a home on and within a budget is possible. When you design for the space you need not fort he space you want you will finish with a more economically efficient home. The use of furniture in plan early in the design stage will help maximise quality living space and minimise the circulation space. Andrew Kerr is a Tasmanian Architect and has set himself the challenge of designing and building a house for $60k. Here, he answers some questions posed by The Australian Institute of Architects: Interview with AIA and provides interesting reading.

Andrew documents the project from the very beginning at his blog http://60khouse.com.au/ and is worth a visit to see the project’s development.

A $60k House