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Huon Road Residence, Hobart.
We recently had the pleasure of getting this residential project photographed by Adam Gibson.
More images to come!
Now completed, the New Town Road Apartments feature 16 new apartments offering three-bedroom, three-bathroom or two-bedroom, two-bathroom configurations.
The apartments stretch across three levels, with a garage on the ground floor, living and sleeping areas on the first floor, and two more bedrooms on the top floor.
The living spaces are light-filled with large floor-to-ceiling windows and a void that stretches up and around to the top floor.
Photography by Open2View
Here is a sneak peek of our joint involvement with IDW Architecture & Interiors for a new and exciting Modernisation project at Macquarie Island.
Our team were fortunate enough to visit and experience this sub-Antarctic island over the last couple of weeks, returning with gratitude and an incredible appreciation of place.
Watch this space, more exciting stuff to come!
The Albuera Street Schoolhouse Apartments by JAWSArchitects have been featured in the Mercury. Link to article here:
The 1913 Albuera Street Schoolhouse was once the playground of Tasmania’s most famous export, Errol Flynn. The redevelopment of this wonderful heritage property gave JAWS a unique opportunity to peel away layers of unsympathetic additions and alterations that had hidden this building’s beautiful shell.
Our design features four contemporary apartments within the Schoolhouse’s original classrooms—incorporating the crisp, clean lines of the new with the stately beauty of the earlier structure. The minimalist, refined architecture of the new spaces contrasts with and highlights the heritage values of the original classrooms—creating a dramatic and beautiful effect in which the new pays homage to the old.
Stringybark House, Hobart
JAWSArchitects were commissioned to assist with the design of new joinery, furniture and lighting for Hobart’s historic Legislative Council Chamber which was finalised last week, before the sitting of the new Council.
The project brief was to create removable joinery items that provide technological support to the councillors in a way that is not intrusive of the 1856 Chamber and enabled all furniture to be removed when the Chamber is stripped out and rearranged for the official opening of the new Parliament.
To achieve this outcome JAWS collaborated with Southern Lighting and Andrew Sutherland Consulting Engineers to provide new lighting throughout the Chamber and customised pedestal units.
In addition to this, the original 1856 red velvet couches were reupholstered to provide a firmer more supportive ergonomic seating position.
The Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2019 exhibition is now open!
The Exhibtion is located at Brooke Street Pier from 6PM Thursday 13th June and continues until Sunday 7th July.
Be sure to stop by for a look and help celebrate Tasmanian Architecture.
Featured in today's Mercury, 'Spirit Place' is a dynamic waterfront development which aligns with Hobart’s vision of connecting nature, history, culture and business to each other in the heart of the city.
Retail, commercial and residential uses are carefully designed to complement each other. They provide a unique opportunity to take in Tasmania’s famous mix of heritage buildings and fine produce, offering glimpses of human interaction on this historic site over the generations.
We are excited to be a part of the preferred developer team.
For more information on the development visit the
Click on the following link if you would like to comment on the proposal: https://yoursay.hobartcity.com.au/civic-square
Featured in the Mercury last week, JAWS proposal for the Civic Square site proposes a dynamic waterfront development which aligns with Hobart’s vision of connecting nature, history, culture and business in the heart of the city.
The proposal provides an opportunity to transform existing parking spaces into dynamic public spaces, with new and old shops and points of interest.
We are very interested to hear the thoughts of the people of Hobart during council’s community feedback process.
Use the following link to have your say on the proposal: https://yoursay.hobartcity.com.au/civic-square
Meet the Past & Present Directors of JAWS!
JAWS Directors from over the years all came together to celebrate the occasion.
Photography by Rosie Hastie
Last month JAWS Architects & guests came together to celebrate the retirement of David Button.
Thanks again to everyone that joined us on the night!
Photography by Rosie Hastie
JAWS’ Bay Vue Apartments are nearing completion!
The complex located on Sandy Bay Road consists of 13 apartments, including a penthouse on the third floor, with all apartments enjoying beautiful river or mountain views.
Huon Road Residence, Hobart.
The design of this house was a close collaboration between architect and client, a talented builder who was up to the challenge of building his own home on a steep and narrow block with expansive views over Hobart.
From the outset, a pre-cast concrete sub-structure was chosen to anchor the house to its falling site, with a single level pavilion containing all the living spaces hovering above.
Photography by Adam Gibson
Nestled in the centre of the renowned Nant Estate in Tasmania’s Central Highlands, Australia’s oldest water-powered mill still operates, re-purposed to assist in the production of premium whisky.
The tour begins at the wheel, with an industrial yet rich metal language leading people past the impressive equipment and up through the fabric
of the building.
Delicate insertions of intricate joinery offer a retail space to display whisky and other merchandise, literally putting Nant’s product on a pedestal.
Burnie Surf Life Saving Club Redevelopment is now complete!
Burnie City Council article available here:
The furniture delivery has arrived on site for one of our latest projects.
Stay tuned, more images to follow!
JAWS Interiors were engaged to provide new joinery items for the Legislative Council Chamber. These were fitted and finalised in July this year, before the sitting of the new Council.
The new joinery elements were to provide technological support to the councillors in a way that was not intrusive when the Chamber was viewed as a whole.
Each pedestal unit incorporates support for a laptop computer or ipad, a pull-out writing shelf, a light, microphone, power and data outlets and a USB charger socket.
The original 1865 red velvet couches were re-upholstered for ergonomic benefit as well as new lighting installed throughout the Chamber.
Photography by Graeme Harrington
The official opening of The Salvation Army – Glenorchy core was held on Sunday with a fantastic turn out!
JAWS Architects were engaged by The Salvation Army to convert the existing building into a new community facility. The aim was to develop an inviting, multi-use facility that delivers hope and makes a real difference in the lives of the people within the community.
Meet the past & present Interior Designers of JAWS Interiors!
JAWS designers from the past 17 years all came together in June
to celebrate the career of David Button.
Photography by Rosie Hastie
Recently completed, The Bay Vue Apartment development in suburban Hobart comprises 14 apartments of varying size and orientation. The low-lying site fronts a major arterial road, and offers beautiful views of the River Derwent and kunanyi/Mt Wellington.
Our aim was to maximise the number of apartments on the site without compromising the amenity of adjacent residences. The wings of the complex radiate from a central core on the southern boundary to bathe the apartments with light, capture the views and maintain privacy between apartments. The stepped form of the new structure respects the scale of adjacent buildings and ensures that sunlight is not obstructed which gives each wing a unique character.
We selected materials that combine robustness and warmth, and bring a playfulness to the site. The irregular window placement continues this theme, with screens helping to soften the elevations and mitigate overlooking where required.
For more information, visit the JAWS Architects website:
Photography by Adam Gibson.
Behind the scenes at the Stringybark Residence yesterday!
Images coming soon.
Photography by Adam Gibson
Furniture by Simon Ancher Studio
The top level has now been completed on our Hotel in Elizabeth Street, making it the tallest commercial building in the Hobart CBD.
For more information, visit the JAWSArchitects Website
The exterior is starting to take shape at the Nicholas Drive House.
Watch this space!
The 2019 Open House Hobart is this weekend (9-10th of November).
Visit openhousehobart.org to see the full program and plan your architecture-packed weekend!
Some internal shots of the recently completed, Salvation Army, Glenorchy Core.
The new community facility used a biophilic design approach throughout the interior scheme to connect the internal spaces
with their surroundings.
This was achieved by blurring the distinction between the interior
fit-out and the public garden adjacent in an attempt to encourage
This Friday the 29th of November is the opening night of the Barry McNeill Student Prize Exhibition.
The exhibition showcases innovative propositions from the prize nominees, the top six of the Master of Architecture 2019 Graduates.
The Barry McNeill Student Prize is awarded annually through the support of VOS Construction & Joinery and JAWSArchitects.
JAWS Interiors worked closely with Rosevear Stephenson Architects to develop interior concepts for a group of apartments on Quayle Street in Sandy Bay.
With a soft, natural palette that any buyer could add to, the materiality, joinery, appliances and fittings selected offer a timeless interior with a contemporary yet luxurious atmosphere. The in-house renders showcase the lifestyle buyers could experience within the tree tops of Quayle Street, sitting between incredible views up to Mt Wellington/ kunyani and dappled views through the trees down to the River Derwent.
The four Floor Plans celebrate all of the amenities of a home within an apartment setting. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen connect to the southern terrace for the ideal indoor-outdoor living. Large windows along with clean white cabinetry and feature timber joinery elevate the space to be light and airy, while cool earthy tones in the flooring add an earthy note throughout the home.
Architecture by Rosevear Stephenson Architects.
Refer to the JAWS Interiors website for more information.
JAWS Director, Neal Mackintosh is once again donning the lycra to participate in the Fairbrother Foundation Ride to be held on 7-8th February 2020.
The event is a two day, 385km ride with 5728m of climbing, starting and finishing in Devonport with a loop that climbs up Poatina hill to Miena for the night, then along Great Lake / yingina and heads back via Moina and the Forth River valley.
The ride is to raise funds for the Fairbrother Foundation, which is a not-for-profit Private Ancillary Fund. If anyone would like to assist with a donation, no matter how small, contributions can be made directly to the Fairbrother Foundation bank account:
Bank Account: Fairbrother Foundation
A/C Number: 1226-39925
To help with recognising and thanking donors, can you also please send an email with details to this address so that receipts can be issued; firstname.lastname@example.org
Great to see our Pumphouse Point Retreat & Shorehouse Addition projects featured by Hunting for George.
Link available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhoTqLLok5k
More progress shots of the Nicholas Drive Residence.
The external cladding now complete.