Griffiths architects is a leading Heritage architectural firm in Perth, Western Australia, was established by Philip John Griffiths in 1984. The firm’s practice responds to architecture, heritage conservation, interior design, interpretation and heritage assessments, and urban design. This award-winning firm has built a very strong image in the field of heritage conservation so far. With an innovative team, their work acknowledges the client’s need and embraces a bond between simplicity and elegance.

1. Fremantle Prison Main Cell Block

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation and Interpretation

The construction of the Fremantle prison took place in the 19th century. After it’s closure in 1991, the building was declared as a tourist spot and then in 2010, a world heritage site. The project aimed to reveal the 139-year-old history, took measure from removing paint coating from the stone wall surface to exposing the stone flag flooring, making opening connected to give a visitor passage through the history and experience the time.

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2. Government House Ballroom

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation, Addition, and Interior Design

A conservation-based project, which highlighted the entrance of the ballroom by giving it a new glance and provided other services, making it universally accessible, air-conditioned, without losing its identity. And hence the project was listed on Western Australian Architecture Awards- Commendation – Award for Heritage – 2005.

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3. Legislative Assembly

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation, Adaptation, and Interior Design

The assembly was a registered heritage place in western Australia. The conservation of this assembly was done in an adaptive reuse context, expanding the seating capacity of the chamber in a contemporary style, The whole interior was redesigned to give a clear visual sight to the audience and air conditioning was installed in a very sensitive manner responding to the beauty of the ceiling till the height of visibility.

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4. Israelite Bay and Moir Homestead

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation

The building was losing its stability, the state was poor and Israelite Bay and Moir Homestead were about to have vanished in the soil. Griffiths architects rebuilt the walls, worked on DPC, stabilized the stonewalls, prevented the chimney from being collapsed, and contributed to the conservation of heritage.

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5. Cottesloe Civic Centre

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation plan, master planning options, and full architectural services.

The main aim of this project was to enrich the center’s landmark value while introducing contemporary accommodation for the community. The expansion of existing buildings was done beautifully by conserving the heritage without affecting its originality.

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6. Archbishop’s Palace

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation and Adaptation

A listed project in the City of Perth and Heritage Council Awards-Winner – Award for Conservation and Adaptation – 2012 was an adaptation of heritage, conserving a cathedral into a grand accommodation and workplace.

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7. Cultural Centre Screen

Location: Western Australia
Type: Architectural

The installation of a cultural screen in the middle of the public domain was done to share ideas and generate innovative solutions and shares. Engaging more people at a time, this project was a contribution to enrich public life.

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8. William Street Urban Renewal

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation, Adaptation, and Urban Design

A listed project in multi awards, Western Australian Architecture Awards

Commendation – Urban Design – 2011, Western Australian Heritage Awards-High Commendation – Outstanding Conservation of a Non-Residential Place – 2011, UNESCO Asia Pacific, Honourable Mention – Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation – 2011, was a renewable project of the street. The major work was on reconstruction, conservation, and the introduction of new elements on the street.

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9. Subiaco Office

Location: Western Australia
Type: Adaptation and Fitout

Adaptive reuse of the building into an office space. Taking the most that can be taken, and using the building at its best. The office was majorly focused to be lit naturally, using the building’s south.

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10. Rottnest Island Cottages

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation and Urban Design

A listed project on Western Australian Architecture Awards-Winner – Award for Conservation – 2008, Western Australian Architecture Awards- Commendation – Urban Design – 2008 was the conservation of Rottnest island cottages. The interior and adaptation was done to provide accommodation on an island.

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11. Shenton Park Residence

Location: Western Australia
Type: Full architectural and interior.

A listed project on Western Australian Architecture Awards-Winner – Mondoluce Lighting Award – 2006, was a climate-responsive industrial design. Taking the advantage of north/south orientation, letting in the sea breeze, connecting the internal spaces, and giving them a view of the lake, all these measures made the residence an intimidating space to live in.

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12. DHA Cottages

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation and New Unit Design

A listed project on, Western Australian Heritage Awards- Finalist – Conservation or Adaptive Reuse of a State Registered Place – 2017, was a challenging task to conserve 10 existing cottages and introducing 6 more units there. The design was an outcome of the topography of the site, splitting the levels into layers and hence conserving the heritage by producing 16 units respecting the context of the site.

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13. Yallingup Residence

Location: Western Australia
Type: Full architectural and interior

A first curved roof structure at Yallingup was designed facing a stunning view of Yallingup’s main break. Taking advantage of plot orientation the structure was oriented in the east-west axis to take in more winter sun. Passive solar techniques were an interesting part of the design principle.

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14. West Leederville Addition

Location: Western Australia

A listed project on, Western Australian Architecture Awards-Commendation – Urban Design – 2011, Western Australian Heritage Awards- High Commendation -Outstanding Conservation of a Non-Residential Place – 2011 and, UNESCO Asia Pacific-Honourable Mention – Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation – 2011 was a project on the revitalization of city streets. The street was a registered heritage place of the state. The work was on reconstruction conservation and ended with introducing some new elements without losing the context of the site.

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15. The Office of the Premier and Cabinet

Location: Western Australia
Type: Conservation and Adaptation

A listed project on Western Australian Heritage Awards-High Commendation – Gerry Gauntlett Award – 2013 and Western Australian Architecture Awards, Commendation – Commendation for Heritage – 2013, including conservation, adaptation, and reuse, incorporating new contemporary office spaces to benefit the cabinet and the department of the premier.

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REFERENCES:

  1. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/about
  2. https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-griffiths-6a576432/
  3. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/fremantle/fremantle-prison-main-cell-block
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Fremantle_Prison
  5. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/government-house-ballroom
  6. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/legislative-assembly
  7. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/israelite-bay/israelite-bay-and-moir-homestead
  8. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/cottesloe-civic-centre
  9. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/archbishops-palace
  10. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/cultural-centre-screen
  11. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/william-street-urban-renewal
  12. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/subiaco-office
  13. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/rottnest-island/rottnest-island-cottages
  14. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/shenton-park-residence
  15. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/fremantle/dha-cottages
  16. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/yallingup/yallingup-residence
  17. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/william-street-urban-renewal
  18. http://www.griffithsarchitects.com.au/perth/office-premier-and-cabinet
Author

Ankita Agrawal is a 4th-year undergraduate, pursuing her Bachelor's of architecture from MITS, Gwalior MP. She often sees herself as a curious and determined individual, enjoying new experiments in life. She is a keen learner, observer, and implementer. She travels to broaden her mind, experience a new culture and its essence to enrich her creativity.

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