Australia By Design – Top 10 Queensland Projects

Posted on Jul 22, 2017

The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery was featured on this week’s Queensland episode of Channel 10’s Australia by Design. “Australia by Design gathers design, building and property leaders to judge the top 10 architectural statements for the year in each state and territory in Australia.”

If you missed the episode, it’ on TenPlay until the 22nd of August, 2017 (After a couple of ads, we’re about 4 minutes into the episode). Link here: Australia By Design: Series 1, Episode 2


Lindy Atkin (Bark Design), Brant Harris (PHAB Architects); Aerial view of The Condensery
(Images courtesy of Network Ten: Australia By Design)

Bardon House wins Queensland Architecture Award

Posted on Jun 24, 2017

The Bardon House picked up a State Award at the 2017 Queensland Architecture Awards on Friday night.

We are very pleased to have helped bureau^proberts with this project. Congrats to Liam and Cath Proberts, as well as all at bureau^proberts who worked on the project.

Photos of the project are located here: Bardon House

2017 AIA Queensland Architecture Awards – Brant Harris (PHAB Architects), Liam Proberts (bureau^proberts), Alice Hampson (Chair of Juries – QLD), and Bruce Wolfe (AIA QLD Chapter President). Image courtesy of Australian Institute of Architects.

Welcome Angus!

Posted on Mar 9, 2017

We are very pleased to welcome Angus Godwin to the PHAB Architects team. Angus has completed a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Architectural Studies at Queensland University of Technology, and was QUT’s recipient of the 2016 Jim Woolley Design for the Environment Award.

Welcome Angus!

CV: Angus Godwin

 

2017 Archdaily Building of the Year finalist

Posted on Feb 1, 2017

The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery is a finalist in the 2017 Archdaily Building of the Year awards! Over 30,000 people voted on more than 3,000 projects world-wide, narrowing the field to 80 projects across 16 categories. The project is the sole Australian project to make the list, and is 1 of just 5 projects in the ‘Refurbishment’ category.

A sincere thank you to all those who voted during the nominations stage!

Voting for the final stage is now closed, but here’s a great little article by ‘Architecture & Design’:
Quintessential Aussie shed takes on world in peer-reviewed awards program

2017 Archdaily Building of the Year finalists (Refurbishment category)

 

Bardon House in HOUSES magazine

Posted on Jan 31, 2017

PHAB Architects was invited to collaborate on this recently completed project, Bardon House, by Bureau Proberts. It was a pleasure to contribute to Liam Proberts’ own family home, and we are delighted to see it published in the latest HOUSES magazine. (Issue 114 2017: pp.74-81)

More photos and info about the project are located here: Bardon House

Bardon House – Bureau Proberts with PHAB Architects. Image: Alicia Taylor 

 

2017 Archdaily Building of the Year Award nominations

Posted on Jan 24, 2017

The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery has qualified for Archdaily’s 2017 Building of the Year Awards in two categories, and we’d love you to vote!

The awards are a two stage process that require as many NOMINATIONS as possible for the first stage (23rd to 30th January 2017), and then as many VOTES as possible for the second stage (31st January to 7th February 2017).

To NOMINATE / VOTE in both categories, click each of the links below, and follow the prompts (you’ll need to register with a Facebook account or an email address):

‘Cultural Architecture’ category: The Condensery

‘Refurbishment’ category: The Condensery

2017 Archdaily Building of the Year Award – nominations are open now

 

Pecha Kucha Brisbane – Volume 47 – 06 December 2016

Posted on Dec 22, 2016

Brant Harris and Ashley Paine took to the stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse on a balmy Tuesday night, to present their work in the final Pecha Kucha for 2016. The ‘six minutes and forty seconds’ format gave us a chance to outline our approach to heritage projects through a number of themes including: ‘Opportunities within constraints’ and ‘Project specific research’.

Thanks to the organisers Christina Cho, Kirstie Galloway, and Luke Pendergast for the invitation and the opportunity to present.

Image by Camera Obscura

Architects Small Practice Group (ASPG) visits The Condensery

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

Brant Harris was invited to present PHAB’s work on The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Galleryto the Architects Small Practice Group (ASPG), earlier this month. The presentation took place at The Build and Design Centre, prior to the ASPG’s end-of-year tour to the Somerset region.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the Council was delighted the Architects Small Practice Group had chosen Somerset for their end of year tour. “We are so please they took the time to explore our award winning art gallery at Toogoolawah as well as various other sites in Somerset,” Cr Lehmann said.

Architects from the Architects Small Practice Group toured the Somerset region last week looking at various facilities including the award winning Somerset Regional Art Gallery – The Condensery. (image courtesy of Somerset Regional Council)

 

National Award for Public Architecture

Posted on Nov 6, 2016

The Condensery – Somerset Regional Art Gallery has been awarded a National Award for Public Architecture by the Australian Institute of Architects.

The 2016 Architecture Awards received more than 890 entries across 14 categories throughout Australia. The national jury shortlisted 79 projects and presented 32 awards and 12 commendations at a ceremony on Thursday night at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom.

The jury citation for The Condensery can be viewed here:
Architecture AU – 2016 National Architecture Awards: Public Award

The list of winners can be found here:
Architecture AU – Winners Revealed: 2016 National Architecture Awards

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The Condensery – Somerset Regional Art Gallery. Photo: Manson Images

 

The Great Debate: Is the use-by date of timber and tin up?

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

As part of the Brisbane Open House speaker series, Brant was invited to participate in the Great Debate at the Brisbane Powerhouse last night. Along with his team mates, Margaret Maile Petty (Head of the School of Design, QUT) and Peter Edwards (Archipelago), the ‘negative’ team was voted victorious via the scientific measure of crowd applause. i.e. Timber and Tin is definitively NOT past its use-by date!

Compliments must go to the affirmative team of Shy Tay (Arkhefield), Emma Healy (Reddog Architects) and James Russell (James Russell Architect), who presented some very passionate and convincing arguments.

Thanks also to Stewart Armstrong (National Trust Queensland) for opening the debate, Kathy McLeish (ABC News & Current Affairs) for moderating, and Michael Keniger (Architecture Australia) for adjudicating.

Brisbane Open House’s The Great Debate: Is the use-by date of Timber and Tin up?

Brisbane Powerhouse