Further to the news release regarding the North Bank Master Plan, we thought we would post a couple of images produced by our partners Oculus (Melbourne / Sydney based Landscape Architects). Our two studios have been working closely together with the Launceston Council to imagine the potential future of city’s river edge.
The master plan is in draft currently and going through a consultation process with the council.
Our studio (from left Todd Henderson, Guy Edwards & Elizabeth Walsh) site visit to our first house commission which has nearly finished construction. I know we are biased but must say it is looking fantastic… can’t wait to see it completed.
To complement the exhibition “A Contested Landscape” at Domain House during the 10 Days on the Island Festival, we put together this series of images which speculates on other days, histories, spaces and lives that may have occurred in the building.
Some photos from a recent site visit to Ratho, a historic farmstead in the Central Highlands and home also for the oldest golf course in the southern hemisphere.
Cumulus is working with our client to convert this property into a premium tourism destination which will include upgrades to the existing homestead to utilise it as the golf clubhouse and restaurant, and adapting the ancillary buildings into accommodation.
This image on Creative Innovation’s FaceBook site was too good not to repost. It describes the possibility of thinking outside ones normal boundaries… equally the circle labeled “Your Comfort Zone” could equally describe the “Extent of Your Experience”.
We liked this quote because it sums up much of what we believe and strive towards as architects.
Long term value is impossible without sensory appeal, because if design doesn’t inspire, it is destined to be discarded. “In the end,” writes Sengalese poet Baba Dioum, “we conserve only what we love.” We don’t love something because it is nontoxic and biodegradable - we love it because it moves the head and heart….. When we treasure something, we’re less prone to kill it, so desire fuels preservation. Love it or lose it. In this sense, the old mantra could be replaced by a new one: If it’s not beautiful, it’s not sustainable. Aesthetic attraction is not a superficial concern- It’s an environmental imperative. Beauty could save the planet.