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Begonia Street House, Lindisfarne, Tasmania: A corner alcove window projects beyond the plane of the distinctive recycled Tas Oak fence paling cladding and clay brick veneer exterior to capture natural light and warmth, and river and mountain views.

Settling into Begonia Street (Tiger) House

Nicknamed “Tiger House” in the office because of our client’s love of the thylacine, the building has a distinctive character as a result of the beautiful sheened greys of its “tiger stripe” external cladding made from recycled Tas Oak fence palings. A Tasmanian feel continues internally through the use of Tasmanian Oak veneer ceilings and joinery, and with below counter use of recycled fencing palings in the kitchen referencing the exterior cladding that is readily seen from the interior.

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8 June 2017

Yvette Breytenbach, Director, Morrison & Breytenbach Architects, is the newly appointed Tasmanian Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects.

President of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects

We are pleased to announce Director Yvette Breytenbach has stepped into the role of President of the Tasmanian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects – a two year voluntary term. She is passionate about collaboration between all sectors of our community to enhance the qualities of Tasmania that we hold dear and to continue building a vibrant and mutually beneficial environment and sustainable economy. She encourages Tasmanians to view engaging an architect as a value-for-money investment to achieve cost-effective, sustainable buildings and urban centres, which will contribute to the long-term growth of our economy, enrich our culture and support our communities.

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9 April 2017

Joburg Centre for Software Engineering (JCSE), Braamfontein, South Africa.

Tour of the new Joburg Centre for Software Engineering in South Africa

Director Yvette Breytenbach recently travelled to South Africa where a highlight was a personal tour with Professor Barry Dwolatsky of the new Joburg Centre for Software Engineering, at the heart of the Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct. This brainchild of Professor Dwolatsky has the vision of driving urban renewal in Braamfontein in addition to its mission to support innovation, skills acquisition and youth entrepreneurial ventures. The premises are housed in a number of recycled buildings acquired by Wits University. A major tenant is IBM Research Lab Africa and a highlight was meeting Watson!

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30 March 2017

Sustainability Learning Centre (SLC), Mount Nelson, Tasmania: The SLC demonstrates environmentally sustainable design (ESD) principles which support this ‘hands on’ educational data monitoring and collection facility.

Sustainability Learning Centre awarded a Six Star “As-built” rating

Yesterday we were notified, by the Green Building Council of Australia, that the Sustainability Learning Centre designed by Morrison & Breytenbach Architects for the Department of Education has been awarded a Six Star “As-built” rating. This is the first Six Star building in Tasmania and only the second “As Built” rating achieved in Tasmania. We, our client, our consultant team, and the team at Vos Construction, are incredibly proud of this achievement!

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2 February 2017