Author: Brendan Pelham

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Alexandra artist’s studio

Construction is progressing along well- certainly proving to be an eye-catcher in the area. The playful / eclectic application of colour of the timber battened grid, glazed tiles and even some glow in the dark shards in the polished concrete slab show architecture can be fun! (can’t take all the credit for this- it was […]

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Rubicks cube?

Alexandra: House & Artist Studio: “When the building becomes the canvas!” The client (a graphic artist and keen painter) has been enthusiastically involved in shaping this design from the start (she built a number of models…& the design has gradually morphed over a year or two into what it is today: A dwelling / artists […]

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Popcorn Anyone?

The recently completed Menzies Cinema fitout , designed by Spatial Directions, has transformed the way residents use this previously under-utilised corner of common space. Located within Retirement Alliance’s “Menzies” Malvern road apartments, it is proving a popular selling point and a real focal point for residents where they can get together and watch the latest blockbusters (or […]

Market Hotel-Redevelopment

The Market Hotel in South Yarra has been recently acquired by new owners with plans to develop it into a new concept “Ultra-lounge”, including roof deck with panoramic views. Spatial Directions has been involved in early preparatory site analysis & 3d modelling in readiness for the Design concept to take shape (by New York architecture firm M-Use […]

It’s finished!

Kitchen renovation, Rosanna The aim of creating a sense of spaciousness and platform for future culinary delights in this quite compact area was achieved. The long-running project to help bring an interior designer clients vision for her kitchen into reality has finally reached a successful culmination. Thanks also to the hard work and attention to […]

Northbourne Flats Competition

Spatial Directions has submitted an entry for the remodelling of the Northbourne Flats site in Canberra run by the ACT government. The brief was to provide 900-1000 housing units over the two sites.  Our design approach was to achieve as low-scale, socially-minded solution as possible (given the required yield). The sites were broken down into […]

First Spatial Directions job in Tasmania takes shape

Spatial Directions first built project in Tasmania is taking shape in Austins Ferry. The clients are excited to see the results of a collaborative design process taking shape. Working from a well developed initial plan concept provided by the clients, Spatial Directions optimised the layout for solar access and views, trialled different appearances in roof […]

Units get Planning Go-Ahead

Three units designed by Spatial Directions and to built by Cre8tive Constructions have received planning approval. The site, located in Austins Ferry on the western shore of Tasmania’s Derwent River, features views across to Mount Direction and responds to make efficient use of a “battle-axe” shaped site. Site planning was a challenge with the demands […]