Site Architecture Studio is a Perth based architecture firm, headed by Stephen Hart and Paul Edwards. Their works consist of a detailed study of the site and its context. They have a focus to build sustainable buildings with great respect for nature and understanding the requirements.
The spaces they design is to have a multi-use approach, which is fruitful for the users and increases the interaction and values of users.
Here is a list of 15 Projects by Site Architecture Studio:
1. Golden Bay Sports Pavilion, Perth
The Pavilion consists of social function space, office, and other facilities with an outdoor spectator area. The Pavilion has a simple layout for seasonal activities organized by two diverse clubs and space for a community event and private functions. To get the panoramic view of the two ovals, it has a curved glass façade and for interactions between indoor and outdoor space.
2. Corrigin Recreation and Events Center, Corrigin
The building form is derived from Corrigan’s history and the culture of the local community. The building has four sides with unique elevation which approaches the site differently. The concept of the building is to build four functional spaces which include a sports hall, football pavilion, the hockey pavilion, and the function hall.
3. Quinns Mindarie Community Centre, Mindarie
Quinns Mindarie Community Centre is an extension to an existing building that includes a multi-purpose community center in the upper level and Quinns Mindarie Surf Life Saving Club (QMSLC) below. The two pitched roof form represents the QMSLC and the local community. Prefinished aluminum pressed panels and color bond steel are used in roof and walls for minimal maintenance costs.
4. Mary Davies Library and Community Centre, Baldivis
The building consists of a library with a function hall, meeting rooms, exhibition space, etc., which provides shelter for a large number of community activities. The furniture of the library is made moveable so that the function hall can be flexible to use. High insulation double glazing in the façade and low flow fixtures are used to minimize energy and water consumption.
5. Hale Junior School, Wembley Downs
A very creative amalgamation of the teaching process and architecture is what the school is composed of. The teaching strategy of ‘Prepare, Teach, and Connect’ is made possible by creating various sizes of spaces for mass teaching to one to one interaction. This project won the Architecture Award for Education Architecture, Western Australia 2019, and other prestigious awards.
6. Mercedes College: Serisier Building and Coady Centre, Perth
As the site is large and complex, the strategy to design the college by breaking it up into parts became the solution. The design allowed the building to open up to the city and some facilities could be used by community people. Several sustainable building strategies have been used like automated building shading, lighting, rainwater harvesting, and other building management systems.
7. Arcus Australia: Offices, Showroom, and Workshop, Malaga
The building has separate sections for the workshop, showroom, and office with a sculptured white concrete tower in the façade and contemporary interiors. The building includes low-cost sustainable design principles like zoned ventilation, low-glazed windows, etc., and louver windows used to control light and heat.
8. Hahn Electrical Office and Warehouse, Perth
The building forms get its shapes from the elliptical shape of the Hann Electricals logo itself. The large veil in the front helps the building in protecting the office building and energy-efficient glasses from solar heat gain.
9. Southern Steel Office and Warehouse, Hope Valley
The building aims to feature the core business of steel manufacturing with designing the façade with perforated anodized aluminium screens, which act as a sunscreen for the office. Some elements like color bond banding, tiled entrances, and vertical louvers are used to articulate the shade and office.
10. Waterfront Dunsborough, Dunsborough
This project includes building a master plan of 13 lot beachside residential buildings. The pitched, raking roofs, whitewashed rendered walls, and timber cladding are used to give a unique identity of the place and a sense of collectiveness.
11. Floreat House, Perth
The building is made over a 50s bungalow for the family and its extension. The living and dining room have double volumes and a separate play area for kids is also provided.
12. Aveley Community Building, Aveley
The building is made for a demonstration of the City’s policy on environmental design. Face brick, galvanized steel with anti-graffiti treatment, and Crimsafe mesh to windows up to 2.4 meters are provided to minimize maintenance cost and vandalism. Abundant natural light and ventilation, electronically operated louvers at a high level, rainwater harvesting features, etc., are provided to minimize energy and water consumption.
13. Brightwater: Oats Street, East Victoria Park
This project consists of 43 residents with neuro disabilities. The design aims to provide facilities to address the sensory impairments that the residents experience. The site has eight individual houses, two double-story apartments, a recreation center, and an administration building which is located in the corner of Swansea and Oats Streets Carlisle.
14. Dayton Community Centre, Dayton
With a proper site analysis, this building is designed for the Dayton local community with space for future expansion and the other buffer spaces. The folded roofline with varying heights is made to allow daylight and ventilation in the internal spaces.
15. Grandis Park Sports Pavilion, Banksia Grove905
This building aims to create a multi-functional hall with change rooms and toilets for community events and sports events. The large verandas allow the spectators to watch the sporting event under a shade. Prefinished cladding in the exterior façade and impact-resistant plasterboard lining is used internally to minimize the maintenance cost and durability of the building. A sustainable approach is made with solar-passive architectural features like a deep veranda and proper orientation of the building.