Space, Time and ‘Design’.

When approaching a new build whether it be a new home or the renovation of an existing one, have you ever considered, as the client, you are placing an ungodly amount of trust and money into the hands of someone who barely knows you? This statement is something I’ve pondered for some time. Typical Scenario. […]

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Crossroad House is Coming 2017…

2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for Bleuscape Design and our associated clients. After almost 13 years in practice, one comes into contact with many like-minded people that share the same visions for life and business. I would like to publicly thank Brian and Ted Reid from CHP for their continual […]

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The Australian McMansion – Can we do better?

 “What are these coming to do?” He answered, “These are the horns that subdue so that no man may lift up his head, but the craftsmen have come to terrify them and throw down these evil nations who lifted up their might against the land of Judah to scatter its people.” – Zechariah 1:21The Four […]

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Crossroad House – An alternative to Volume Housing.

 Crossroad House – An alternative to Volume Housing.         Presented By Anthony RiggCopyright – Bleuscape Design Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved        www.bleuscape.com.au It is vital to recognise ‘need’ to design effectively. If we don’t recognise ‘need’ the default response is only ‘form’. ‘Form’ in and of itself is inherently singular only promoting the visual. ‘Need’ on […]

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Homes of the Future

Photo credit: leedresource Do you know that buildings account for 40 percent of carbon emissions and 76 percent of electricity usage on a global level? It sounds incredible, but they are the top pollutants, with industry and transportation far behind. Architects and other experts realized they have to deal with this problem and make buildings […]

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Big Practice, Big Business

Architecture and design can operate at extraordinary scales. In Brisbane, our biggest firms work on the global stage. Companies like BVN Donovan Hill, Cox Rayner and Conrad Gargett Riddel have all made their mark. In last week’s post we talked about another world renowned architect firm coming to Brisbane for a 2015 build, Zaha Hadid Architects. […]

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The ‘Crossroad’ House Build

As many of you know we have been running Bleuscape Design, our small architectural business for the best part of 8 years. Considering this, we have been reflecting on the design values and intensions of the firm. One major and significant observation has been our ever growing interest in design for the masses. While the […]

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Zaha Hadid at the GSD School or Architecture

The work of Zaha Hadid seems like a dream from another timeframe. It feels worlds apart from our micro efforts to build and design Australian houses in the suburbs of Brisbane for between $1200 and $3000 dollars per m2. The two pursuits hardly seem like they are even in the same profession. This being said […]

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Dutch architect plans world’s first 3D-printed building

A Dutch architect is planning to construct a Möbius strip-shaped house using the world’s largest 3D printer.                         Landscape House, designed by Janjaap Ruijssenaars of Amsterdam firm Universal Architecture, will contain around 1,100 square metres of floorspace throughout the twisted structure. The 3D printer –which can “print” objects […]

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