Tuesday, May 31, 2011

room with a view

the image says it all... the view from my old window at the cliffside apartments...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sometimes things just line up perfectly.

Architects are always looking up. Why?
Up is where architecture meets the heavens. How insightful of me.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

TONIC 'an active back door'

In quiet Hynes street behind the HQ by BVN architects lives Tonic's back door.

It's not any old back door though. In the morning the light warms up eager customers who line up for arguably one of brisbanes best coffee.

Inside is simple and the office is visible from the coffee zone. Coffee and ideas seem to go well with together, it's a nice synergy of space.
An interesting Adpative Reuse project and clever use of a double fronted site!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Warner St Carpark

Sometimes, when you look at something dull, from the right angle at the right time of day, (and photoshop the berjeesuz out of it) it might not look so bad.


Check it. The apocalypse is coming. Or at least it looked like it was in Wishart the other afternoon.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tree in the City

Why is it that some of the most simple things become the hardest to achieve? Maybe in the hustle and bustle of daily life we disconnect from certain elements.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Industrial Giraffes

On the ferry trip to moreton island, you may see these large giraffes living in the Port of Brisbane. Some creative people believe they are cargo ship cranes... late at night, in the early hours of the morning, you can sometimes see them walking around the headland...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Inside / Outside

this is a contribution from the Cloud Dwellers....it really intrigues me. at one spectrum I ponder how it's possible to remove the innards, the soul, from a building of such Cultural Heritage Significance - at another spectrum I am simply drawn inside this as a photographic study, suspended in 2D vertigo...

"This is an inside - outside montage of the remnant facade of George Symon's Suits and St Francis House in Elizabeth St."

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Home Festival

it's an understatement to say that brisbane is forming a new cultural identity! 'walking the walk' is the Home Festival - get along and support the event on Saturday 9th April...

Friday, March 25, 2011


A new year has begun (well it's March now).

Brisbab has taken a little break, refreshed and geared up for a new year of observing, connecting, commenting and discussing ideas.

As a New Zealander, a friend (and lover) of Japan and a citizen of Brisbane, reflecting on recent events, ocurring in these places, has in my view brought about a broader way of thinking, about both people and the environments (built and natural) we live in.

For anyone that may read or follow us and has been affected in anyway, our sincerest thoughts and wishes of strength (Kia Kaha!) go out to you, your friends and your families.

From our observations there is a huge amount of renewed community spirit, locally and internationally. On this note, we hope to capture the essence of a renewed year ahead!