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Hall’s Machinery by night

Open House Hobart – a chance to remember Hall’s Machinery

In November we opened our architectural practice to the public during Open House Hobart. Morrison & Breytenbach Architects purchased 82–84 Warwick Street, Hobart in September 2004. It had changed hands in 1999 after the death of its long time owner, was subsequently used to store excess product for Rossetto Tiles, and was earmarked for redevelopment as two town houses at the time of sale to us.

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11 November 2018

The University sets up in a tucked away location in The Cove.

The University sets up in a tucked away location in The Cove

The recently remodelled interior fit-out of learning spaces for University of Tasmania Journalism, Media and Communications by Morrison & Breytenbach Architects, has been up and running since the second semester of 2018. Unlike conspicuous new University facilities that have taken their place or are currently taking shape in central Hobart, this learning facility is tucked away in a location within lively public Salamanca Square.

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27 August 2018

UTAS Inveresk Student Residences, Tasmania: Looking across the North Esk River to the building’s south facade and its reflection, raw macrocarpa timber screens evoke the adjacent delicate river foliage.

UTAS Inveresk NRAS Student Accommodation achieves Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) 6 star Green Star – Design and As Built PILOT certified rating!

Morrison & Breytenbach Architects are thrilled to announce that the UTAS Inveresk NRAS Student Accommodation has achieved Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) 6 star – Green Star – Design and As Built PILOT certified rating. This represents ‘world leadership’ in environmentally sustainable building practices and is only the second project in Tasmania to be certified GBCA 6 star Green Star. The first was The Sustainability Learning Centre also by Morrison & Breytenbach Architects in February 2017.

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26 April 2018

Pavilion Residence, Hobart, Tasmania: The double pavilion and courtyard home is passive solar and designed for flexible use to meet changing life-cycle needs. Energy efficient ESD includes recycled timbers and bricks.

From “nesting” to “empty nester” – flexible home design

So just what is the ideal brief for a family home? Think of the demands placed on an everyday home as a typical family follows its trajectory through life. While the requirement for shelter remains, desirable interpersonal levels of privacy and connection change dramatically. Relationship needs can quickly morph from two-person intimacy, to group living with early child–parent dependency, close supervision and contact, to life with teenagers when increasing individual privacy and personal space become paramount whilst retaining opportunity for core family activities. Later there is the adjustment to life as an “empty nester”, retirement, and possibly taking in an ageing parent or even a care-giver if one wants to age in place.

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19 April 2018

A social heart, a sunny nook, and a room flowing into the view.

A social heart, a sunny nook, and a room flowing into the view

With this small project we and our clients achieved far more than a kitchen upgrade, creating a social heart, a sunny nook, and a strong connection to their home’s spectacular setting with its changing seasonal and atmospheric views and passing maritime activity on the River Derwent below.

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5 April 2018