I've been one of the busiest queen bees on The Peninsula last term with this amazing design course of mine! It all culminated in a Client Presentation last Thursday at Pier 10, a local winery in Shoreham.
Putting it in the simpliest of terms my brief was to design a modern Surf Life Saving Club on the Dromana Foreshore. It is to be environmently friendly and sustainable.
Lots of sustainably grown timber, stone and glass was my option. The glass below won't have framing, it will be frameless, just couldn't get program to do it for me (still learning, da!)
It will be sitting on screw piles so as not to impact the delicate dune system that exists and to allow the little critters a natural pathway to travel through.
So building 1 is an Observation Tower which is cantilevered, with boat storage underneath. This connects to a Multi-Function Room via a glass bridge walkway. Ground floor is the Main Entry with a fire place and bathrooms and the end building is a cafe/kiosk.
If you click on the image you will get a better picture.
These were my posters for the 30 minute Client Presentation. My heart was pumping out of my chest but what a satisfying achievement. To top it off Ange was staying with us and so we had a celebratory dinner in the evening with lots of home-made Sangria! Love having my sister in town..
So here it is, for your eyes only. Remember it's a concept at the moment with changes needing to be made to window placements, length of the bridgeway. (have yet to meet with the structural engineer this week which will determine this)
This term is all about the structural elements and drawings and everything that needs to come together to submit a commercial building into Council. Not sure when I will see you all again but hopefully soonish! x
there are many amazing places on the peninsula but one of them would have to be up in red hill. it's simply delightful. apart from all of the wineries, breweries, orchards and glass blowing studios there are many gorgeous homes set on beautiful parcels of land. we have friends from england who have built a place in such a place and we frequently get to enjoy the surroundings.
the kids particularly love swimming in the dam although Sunday was a little too nippy for the girls but the boys didn't hesitate.
every corner of the property has litttle delights like the wood shed made out of what else but wood of course, da!
dinners are always about fresh veggies from the garden and beautiful meats char-grilled on an open flame
Thursday is my day for creating as I'm studying full time this year and it's my day at home, so this is what I did last week. I've had this walnut cloth sack for a few weeks now and haven't known what to do with it. Avalon loves all things ''English" and I knew she would be delighted with the sterling symbol. You see these and coffee sacks in most of the Vintage Warehouses here lying on the concrete floors in piles and I love the rawness
As I really like my retro foot stool underneath I simply added elastic to the edges, kind of like a slip cover so I can still mix up the looks.