Congratulations to Simon Ellis for a fantastic win at last nights AILA awards with the facade garden at our project in Turner St., Abbotsford. Four years old now, the planting is taking over - pretty much as per the owners brief. Credits to OTS Construction for the building, Mike Gentily for landscape installation and Tim Allen for the photo of the building. The photo of us is courtesy of Martin Reeves of Outlines.
The garden has taken off with late summer warmth and water tank irrigation. A lush paradise designed by Eckersley's, complementing our alterations and additions built with suitable awesomeness by Glyde Constructions.
As presented at the Architecture awards a fortnight or so ago...
Identity, apertures and an empty box
Additions and alterations to Hobsons
Bay Yacht Club
Our approach extended the use of yellow
brick, albeit with subtle changes in pattern, and sought to build on the
existing identity of the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club. We opened the site to the
street which allows passers-by to see into and through the building. The club’s
social life and working dry docks are presented to the public gaze, activating
the streetscape and drawing locals over the fence.
HBYC is one of a handful of clubs where
members can work on their own vessels. As such it was important that this
project was not a gesamt kunstwork. The building is a robust container that can
be continued without further consultation and without erosion or undermining of