Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison

first_img Houses Year:  photographs:  Brett BoardmanPhotographs:  Brett Boardman Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly HarbisonSave this projectSaveBalmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison Photographs Australia 2014 “COPY” Projects Save this picture!© Brett Boardman+ 31 Share Bellevarde General Contractor: center_img ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Architects: Clinton Murray, Polly Harbison Area Area of this architecture project Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Area:  1172 m² Area:  1172 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeClinton MurrayOfficeFollowPolly HarbisonOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSydneyAustraliaPublished on July 22, 2015Cite: “Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison” 22 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Structural Engineer:Ken MurtaghInterior Designer:Ralph RembelLandscape Architect:Daniel BaffskyLighting:Andre TammesStructural System:Off-form concreteArchitect In Charge:Clinton Murray, Polly HarbisonDesign Team:Nicholas Byrne, Vince MysonCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Brett BoardmanRecommended ProductsMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcPorcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVText description provided by the architects. Our client’s love of art inspired experimentation with sculptural forms. First and foremost, the house had to be a home, not an art gallery. Secondly, our clients were determined we made the most of the beautiful views over the beach and to the harbour beyond. We looked to Isamu Noguchi for inspiration. His iconic sculptures curve and twist and link us to other worlds. Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe concrete sculptural form is a union between engineering and architecture, a series as boxes assembled to respond to views, sun and privacy. Simple design principles of orientation, thermal mass and natural ventilation are fundamental to the design.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThe critical moment in the design was emphasising the opportunity we had to connect the house to the community. In an area typically dominated by high fences and intercoms, we’ve allowed passers-by to touch and feel the building, and look through it to Balmoral beach. This experience is further enhanced by the careful positioning of selected artworks in the main undercroft and garden. One sculpture, a cast human form, lays passively, arms outstretched, waiting for commentary. A recent example from two small boys passing questioned the presence of a ‘dead man’ while the other responded, ‘that’s not a dead man, that’s art!’Save this picture!SectionFrom within the house, views are carefully edited and framed to create a sense of serenity and isolation. Fixed glass windows are housed in deep concrete reveals. All opening windows are framed in timber and slide on concealed tracks. Recessed in to the concrete above are retractable louvres. The whole house can close down against the dramas of Australian coastal living.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanHoused within the building is a lifetime collection of sculpture and art. The individual needs of each artwork were considered like any other occupant. The stairwell is itself sculptural, carved from concrete and lit from above. The skylights create ever-changing shafts of light that animate the experience of the objects placed within.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanThere is a simple palette of timber and concrete, contrasting the rich tones and textures of the art collection. Interiors are a seamless extension of the architecture. An ‘Yves Klein’ blue ceiling floats provocatively above the main living room. The same disciplined design restraint is evident in the detailing. External walls morph into internal walls. Soffits become ceilings, and when the high doors all slide away, the kitchen becomes a part of the landscape, a nest in the trees, a safe haven.Save this picture!© Brett BoardmanProject gallerySee allShow less4 Reasons to Come to Finland this AugustArchitecture NewsWAF Announces 2015 Festival ThemeArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Sydney, Australia ArchDaily 2014last_img read more

Vistakon announces 100 new jobs

first_imgEmail LIMERICK is to get an further employment boost as contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, as it invests €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The announcement came this Monday as the investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Vistakon Ireland has been a major provider of employment and an important exporter since 1996,” noted Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD.Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan TD said Vistakon Ireland had been a highly respected employer in the Mid West Region for over 15 years.  “It has an extensive network of local and national suppliers for goods and services, all of which contribute significantly to the Irish economy.”Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of 1,900 people. Advertisement Print Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp NewsLocal NewsVistakon announces 100 new jobsBy admin – January 14, 2013 654 Linkedin Previous article€10.5 million tourism investments boost to cityNext articleGroup sends clear message about Limerick sex trade adminlast_img read more

Keith lines out for suicide patrol

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ TAGSCorbett Suicide Prevention PatrolsKeith EarlsMusic Limerick WhatsApp Keith Earls autobiography coming this October NewsLocal NewsKeith lines out for suicide patrolBy Alan Jacques – March 20, 2014 909 Breaking: Keith Earls Extends IRFU Contract Email Printcenter_img Mike Haley hails ‘unbelievable’ Keith Earls Facebook Linkedin Advertisement MUNSTER, Ireland and Lions rugby star Keith Earls has signed up to tackle the serious issue of suicide in Limerick as an ambassador for the Corbett Suicide Prevention Patrol.The city suicide group that patrols the River Shannon made contact with the 26-year-old Moyross man through Munster head offices last month. And, according to Paul Hogan of the voluntary group, Earls was quick to pledge his support.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We are about prevention but we are also about awareness. We have been asked to give lots of talks on the issue of suicide and the fact that Keith Earls has now given us his support will help raise our profile,” Mr Hogan said.“When we contacted Keith, he said he was well aware of the work we do. We are absolutely delighted to have such a well-known ambassador for our organisation. His support will help raise more awareness and the more we talk about this issue, the better,” he explained.The CSPP have been involved in over 80 interventions along the Shannon since setting up over a year ago. The volunteer suicide group have also launched a new helpline number — 085-2120987 — for families who might be concerned about a loved one who is missing.The group will hold a fundraising event at Limerick Greyhound Stadium on March 29 next. Tickets cost €10 and are available via the voluntary group’s facebook page. Previous articleWeekly Golf Notes 22/3/14Next articleLosses change everything for Limerick GAA Alan Jacques Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick ‘He’s one of the best players I’ve played with’ – Rory Best backs Keith Earls for Lions call last_img read more