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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!
More progress shots of the Stringybark House, Hobart.
Institute of Architects Tasmanian Chapter;
'We take great pleasure in introducing you to the jury for the 2019 Tasmanian Architecture Awards:
Neal Mackintosh is the Jury Chair and is an experienced practitioner and one of the Directors of JAWSArchitects in Hobart.
Martin Simpson is a Launceston based architect and director of Edward + Simpson architects.
Hobart-based Megan Baynes has 20 years of experience in architecture and urbanism.
Shelley Penn is our interstate juror, based in Melbourne, and director of Shelley Penn Architect. She has a wide range of experience spanning more than 25 years.
Felicity Bott is our guest juror and is the director and catalyst of dance will save the world.
We'd like to extend a warm welcome to the team and we look forward to showing them the many exciting entries in this year's awards.'
Kurrewa House, Bellerive TAS
The design of this family home successfully negotiates the competing requirements of northerly solar access from behind and frontage to magnificent southerly views.
The house sits on top of Bellerive Hill, positioned to take in the expansive views of Kunanyi/ Mount Wellington and the River Derwent over the roofscape of Bellerive to the South below.
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.