Grid House

Grid patterning that informs layout in architecture is nothing new, Mies did it, Kahn and Corb. It is a way of organising space while at the same time remaining true to the overall formation of structure and proportion. In this house for Kerry and Leigh Boustead, we also looked to the grid for inspiration. Over […]

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Bleuscape Barn House

First off the ranks for 2015 is the Barn House. Our wonderful clients desired a home that embraced a farmhouse aesthetic prompting us to design two bold barn like structures, one for living and one for working. The separation of pavilions, spatial and architectural, sets the stage for exploring relationships between landscape and built form. […]

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2014 Architecturally Designed Houses of Brisbane

The culmination of a year in architecture results in the National Architecture Awards, this year to be held in Darwin on the 29th of October. To celebrate, we thought it would be nice to reflect on some of the stand-out residential architecture in Brisbane that has made an impact.   No. 5 Highgate Hill House […]

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Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves

To revitalise the Howard Smith Wharves site as a world-class river-front destination, Brisbane City Council invited the development industry to submit Requests for Proposals (RFP) in 2013. The HSW Consortium, led by Adam Flaskas and Elisha Bickle, was selected as the preferred candidate to develop the site following the evaluation process by Council – announced […]

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Zaha comes to Brisbane

The world shares a love/hate relationship with Zaha Hadid and her offsider, Patrik Schumacher. Their architecture is futuristic, it is fluid. There is no room for historic sensitivity. They embrace new design ideologies founded in parametricism and now they are coming to Brisbane thanks to the Sunland Group! Due to start construction in 2015 are […]

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Trusting in Ordinary Practice

We love the work of OVP. Theirs is a humble authentic architecture, it stands out in a world where ‘the spectacular’ is too often the dominant pursuit.  Thanks to Design On-line for this insightful post. Words by Paul Owen, Director or Owen Vokes Peters “Beautiful ideas can be derived from simple, honest work—and innovation can be discovered […]

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C-House: New Directions in Sub-tropical Architecture

In the 90’s this master piece was realized. A young, and somewhat unknown Donovan Hill, received the commission that would put them on the map. The result of almost 9 years of attention produced the C-House. It has won almost every award an Australian house can receive but more importantly, it changed the way residential […]

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The start of a new era!

Hi Friends, We have some VERY, VERY exciting news to share with you all. Bleuscape Design’s new website is live!! Have you ever wanted to contribute to design outcomes? Our new site allows YOU to have a voice. The concept is simple… Under the projects section contribute your ideas and thoughts. We value your life […]

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Casuarina Beach House

In the last few weeks we have begun a new project at Casuarina Beach located on the NSW north coast. Casuarina is an eclectic mix of modern beach architecture. One noticeable feature when driving around is the lack of consideration to appropriate material choice. The typical position is to construct in a light weight fashion […]

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The Space Between

The Valentine House is a celebration of journey through habitable bush pavilions. Each structure is spread apart and linked via glass walkways. The space between is met with fixed seats where one can sit and take in a specific view. This is a subtle gesture that provokes contemplation. It is about slowing down and appreciating […]

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