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  • Custom Circular Windows from G.James  in Mode Design’s Essington School Computer Centre

    Custom Circular Windows from G.James in Mode Design’s Essington School Computer Centre

    The Essington School Computer Centre is a cheerful building that teaches its’ pupils that walls don’t always have to be straight, buildings can be painted funky colours, and that windows can indeed be round – why not, right?  Circular windows, custom fabricated by G.James Glass and Aluminium, puncture through the Essington School Computer Centre’s steel cladding in a peculiar way that’s fun, playful and exciting.  The G.James 130 Series windows used on the project frame little vignettes of the wider Essington School while allowing much needed daylight into the interiors. G.James Glass and Aluminium are part of an all-star cast of building professionals that have helped Mode Design take out a host of awards like the 2010 AIA Public Architecture Award, NT and the 2010 AIA People’s Choice Award, NT.

     

    Product Supplied By:

    G.James Glass & Aluminium

    t: (07) 3877 2333

    w: http://www.gjames.com.au

    Project as featured in Specifier Magazine Issue 92

  • James Hardie's perforated panels impact powerfully on Whitearchitecture's Broadwater Parklands Pavilions

    James Hardie's perforated panels impact powerfully on Whitearchitecture's Broadwater Parklands Pavilions

    By encasing the Broadwater Parklands Pavilions, on Queensland’s Gold Coast, in James Hardie supplied white perforated panels, Whitearchitecture managed to reference the imposing nature of nearby boat hulls and sails, as well as reinforce the urban presence of the Southport CBD, bringing the water and city together as one. James Hardie’s impressive ExoTec® compressed fibre cement panels act as a dual skin screening facade, sheltering the internal spaces from direct sunlight and reducing thermal mass radiation. The starkness of the white facade contrasts dramatically with the landscape, while the perforations add a sense of casual lightness, and both combined are key to the successful sculptural and aesthetic nature of the pavilions.    

    Product Supplied By:

    James Hardie 

    t: 13 11 03 

    w: www.jameshardie.com.au 

    Project as featured in Specifier Magazine Issue 91

  • Bluescope Steel features prominently in Bark Design Architect's Noosa Visitor Information Centre

    Bluescope Steel features prominently in Bark Design Architect's Noosa Visitor Information Centre

    When designing Noosa’s Visitor Information Centre, Bark Design Architects have delivered a building that is thoroughly connected to the natural surrounding environment. The centre’s roof follows the contours of a leaf, folding, undulating, sheltering and sculpting over the centre. This remarkable feat is achieved thanks to the genius of BlueScope Steel’s Lysaght Trimdek® Colorblind ® Ultra and Lysaght Custom Orb® Colorblind® Ultra.  This100% recyclable steel structure reaches over the street, enabling a larger and more ambiguous arrival experience and forms an inextricable link with the surrounding landscape. 

    Product Supplied By:

    BlueScope Steel 

    t: 1800 800 789

    f: 1800 800 744

    w: www.bluescopesteel.com.au 

  • Supawood Architectural Lining Systems in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

    Supawood Architectural Lining Systems in the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

    For the University of Sydney, fjmt’s Faculty of Law building is fast becoming a recognised, state-of-the-art learning facility as a new addition to the main campus. The building has been a highly commended scheme and won multiple awards including the 2009 AIA Public Architecture Award and AIA Sustainable Architecture Award. Both contemporary and contextual,  prestige, rhythm and flow enters in, thanks to Supawood’s interior timber lining and panelling systems used outside the main auditorium, inside the lecture rooms and on feature walls and ceilings. For warm, chic curvilinear forms, Supawood’s timber lining speaks of both acoustic and aesthetic quality.

     

    Product Supplied By:

    Supawood Architectural Lining Systems
    18 Bradwardine Road
    Bathurst NSW 2795
    Australia
    t: 1800 002 123
    f: +61 2 6331 8885
    w: www.supawood.com.au

    Project as featured in Specifier Magazine Issue 90

  • Gala Systems theatre seating from Camatic & KJ Textiles in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Joint Venture Architects Woods Bagot and NHArchitecture.

    Gala Systems theatre seating from Camatic & KJ Textiles in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Joint Venture Architects Woods Bagot and NHArchitecture.

    The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre by Woods Bagot in joint venture with NH Architecture is a public building that belongs to Melbourne, a building giving new life to the cityscape. A winner of countless awards, including the UDIA’s National Environmental Excellence Award, it subverts the stereotypical convention centre as a place of windowless lecture halls and monotone furnishings. Inside, bold, bright seating inhibits public spaces, most notable in the main auditorium. The furnishings of the auditorium were designed by Gala Systems theatre seating from Camatic/ KJ Textiles that accommodate for over 5,600 with the flexibility for rearrangement. In fitting, funky Melbourne architectural style, the seating fabrics undulate in a sea of green.

     

    Product Supplied By:

    KJ Textiles
    17 Palmer Parade Richmond
    Victoria Australia 3121
    t: 61 3 9428 8400
    f: 61 3 9427 1693
    w: http://www.svenskakj.com.au/

     

    Project as featured in Specifier Magazine Issue 90

  • Anti-corrosive paint from International Paint in Leaf House by Undercurrent Architects

    Anti-corrosive paint from International Paint in Leaf House by Undercurrent Architects

    A sculptural marvel of organic, twisted columns layered in roof canopies and varying degrees of transparent enclosure, the Leaf House by Undercurrent Architects is a beautiful expression of nature meets architecture. A response so cleverly embedded in the landscape, the outlook from the interior reveals the coastal bush framed by glistening, pristine white finishes on the ‘branchy’ structure. The structure needed the durability and streamlined modern aesthetic to withstand the ephemeral, so International Paint Ltd was called in to deliver the protective coating on the project using their range of anti-corrosive paints. The level of detail and contemporary expression of structure just goes to show how International Paint, has helped create a little national treasure.

     

    Product Supplied By:

    International Paint
    7 International Square
    Tullamarine
    VIC 3043


    t: 131 474
    f: 03 9338 9311
    w: http://www.akzonobel.com/international

    Project as featured in Specifier Magazine Issue 90

  • ALPOLIC® Panels by Architectural Panels Australia in The University of Western Australia, Business School by Woods Bagot

    ALPOLIC® Panels by Architectural Panels Australia in The University of Western Australia, Business School by Woods Bagot

    The University of Western Australia's world-class Business School defines a major statement of architectural creativity and innovation for the built landscape of Western Australia’s oldest university. The scheme was one of four that led its architects Woods Bagot claim the International Practice of the Year at the prestigious AJ100 Awards in London. The scheme derived its inspiration from the history of Western Australia’s agricultural and mining industries. Facades and cladding by Architectural Panels Australia beautifully draw out the colours inspired by aerial photographs of the Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Pibara, Kimberly and Southwest. Clothing and enclosing the building, Architectural Panels Australia’s ALPOLIC® and Terreal Terracotta Panels make for a vibrant, contemporary exterior.

     

    Product Supplied By:

    Architectural Panels Australia
    14 Aitken Way
    Kewdale WA 6105

    t: 61 3 9428 8400
    f: 61 3 9427 1693
    w: http://architecturalpanels.com.au

     

    Project as featured in Specifier Magazine Issue 90

  • Prior & Cheney Architects
Beaconsfield Community Complex
Polyflor Australia

    Prior & Cheney Architects Beaconsfield Community Complex Polyflor Australia

    Polyflor’s Homogenous portfolio includes marbleised smooth vinyl sheet, non directional ‘through chip' vinyl sheet, slip resistant safety flooring, vinyl composition tiles, ESD ‘static control' products, sports and acoustic flooring, heterogeneous sheet vinyl, luxury design tiles, rubber sheet and tile, screeds and adhesives.

    “Mystique” was used in the image above. Mystique is a heavy-duty, non-directional vinyl sheet flooring that has polyurethane reinforcement. Mystique is a vibrant high performance homogeneous floorcoverings that is ideal when a stylish, non-directional decoration in bright colourways combined with a polish-free maintenance regime is required.

    Polyflor is a quality-driven organisation, with its manufacturing processes and systems ISO 9001 accredited. Polyflor is fully committed to reducing the environmental impact of its operations, conforming to ISO14001. We have a Building Research Establishment (BRE) certification in our some of our products which includes “Mystique”. In 1999 and 2004, Polyflor won the prestigious Norweb Business Energy Award after making environmental changes to its operations and improving staff morale.

    Product Supplied By:
    Polyflor Australia
    59-65 Wedgewood Road
    Hallam VIC 3803

    t: 1800 777 425
    f: 03 9215 4444
    w: www.polyflor.com

  • Dimitriou Architects 
UQ Heron Island Research Station
Eco Ply Timber

    Dimitriou Architects UQ Heron Island Research Station Eco Ply Timber

    Dimitriou Architects' Sir Zelman Cowen Award winning project is a suite of elevated, tropical-inspired buildings that are linked with shaded decks, wide verandahs and walkways. The redeveloped University of Queensland Research Station in the Great Barrier Reef faced a number of barriers, like avoiding a turtle breeding ground, lifting buildings above a highly corrosive coral clay, and protecting against cyclones. Everything was transported by boat, necessitating precisely designed, measured and cut materials. The success of the operation - being awarded international Green Globe certification for groundbreaking sustainable development - depended on innovation and efficiency. Eco Ply "Texture 2000", a layered plantation pine panel, was used for its inherent qualities of durability and strength.

    Product Supplied By:
    Carter Holt Harvey
    PO Box 425 Box Hill VIC 3128

    t: 1800 335 293
    f: 1800 624 362
    w: www.chhtimber.com.au
  • Hassell Architects 
Adelaide Oval Eastern Works 
Birdair Tension Fabric Roofing

    Hassell Architects Adelaide Oval Eastern Works Birdair Tension Fabric Roofing

    There is something jaunty and appropriately Edwardian about the new tent-like additions to Adelaide Oval - one of the prettiest cricket grounds in the world and a heritage fiefdom fiercely guarded by the South Australian Cricket Association. The open sculptural forms designed by Hassell, which were awarded two SA RAIA Awards, consciously depart from the traditional enclosing stadium. Fast tracked and on a tight budget, the design saved time and money with lightweight tensile roofing material from Birdair, allowing significant prefabrication. The fabric, self-cleaning to reduce maintenance, is buttressed by slender vierendal roof and column trusses. Very large cantilevers to the west give column-free sunshading over all seats right through to the late sun. The roof also draws convenctive air flows to bring relief during summer cricket matches.

    Product Supplied by:
    Taiyo-Birdair Australia
    570 Curtin Avenue East
    4009 Eagle Farm
    Brisbane, Queensland
     
    t: 07 3633-5900
    f: 07 3633-5999
    w: www.taiyobirdair.com