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Acacia Ridge Receives a Face Lift

Posted on June 26th, 2017

HPC have recently submitted the DA for an extension and façade revitalisation project in the Brisbane suburb of Acacia Ridge. The client was looking to gain some additional space for their expanding business whilst also modernising the existing facilities.

Our approach was to utilise the existing building frame work as much as possible, introducing a combination of high quality materials to ensure that there is a sense of visual continuity and strong identity achieved for our clients growing business.

The introduction of a simple palette of materials and colours across the building helps to achieve a modern commercial appearance for the project.

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Indooroopilly Villa

Posted on June 12th, 2017

Our lovely clients Brydie and Scott are very excited to have broken ground on their new house located by the river in the inner city suburb of Indooroopilly. The footings have been laid and the building is quickly emerging from the ground!

HPC have worked closely with Brydie and Scott developing the Indooroopilly Villa design from inception through to construction documentation.

The river side Villa was commissioned by the young family who were looking for a simple but elegant retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The dense bushy environment and steeply sloping site informed the decision to create a split level building with the design taking full advantage of the river views and breezes.

Features such as a ‘floating’ roof, seamless soffit/ ceiling and the use of timber throughout create a modern light filled house. Not forgetting the exterior, the design includes lovely deep verandahs, north facing living spaces and pool. The inclusion of the verandahs accentuates the buildings subtropical design, and provide a climatically appropriate solution to suit Queenslanders’ outdoor lifestyle.

 

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Carina Heights Master plan

Posted on June 6th, 2017

HPC have recently submitted the DA of our clients newly Master Planned site located in Carina Heights. This exciting staged development consists of 3 typologies, a child care center, an office and an apartment building.

Located in close proximity to Westfield Carindale and the transport infrastructure associated with the shopping center, the development offers a place for people to live, work and play. The project seeks to integrate the three uses providing a community within the development that fosters passive surveillance and connectivity.

Our clients are excited to be moving forward with the development of the stage 1 design which will house their new offices, the beginning of things to come in this exciting project.

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Brewski Bar

Posted on May 29th, 2017

At HPC it is always exciting to see our client’s projects progressing onto a new phase. We are looking forward to seeing the realisation of the 3 storey extension to the Brewski Bar on Caxton Street. The project is in the pre-construction phase and our friends at Brewski are eager to see the design brought to life.

The extension to the existing bar has faced many challenges; it overcame complexities such as a steeply sloping site and the prevalent character overlay.

The aim of the design was to create timeless, minimalistic spaces that complimented the characteristic interiors of Brewski Bar with a focus on function and practicality.

This extension offers cleverly crafted spaces for the patrons of Brewski Bar with the degustation courtyard set to become a feature of the bar offering an outdoor entertaining area to take in all the benefits of a Brisbane summer night.

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Coffee Anthology

Posted on May 18th, 2017

HPC have been working closely with our neighbors and highly revered 2016 winners of ‘top cafe’, Coffee Anthology to reimagine their existing shop located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

The aim was to create a space that exemplified industrial chic whilst also providing a warm and inviting feeling with an improved street presence.

The design takes cues from the existing fit-out extending and improving upon the language of the space. Brick walls, stone counters, timber screens and benches were implemented to create a contemporary and timeless interior.

Introduction of lighting and greenery were implemented to soften the lines of the Industrial elements and create a beautiful vignette, sense of place and connectivity between the indoor and outdoor seating areas.

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AIA Regional Awards

Posted on May 5th, 2017

We are happy to announce that at last week’s Regional Architecture Awards run by the AIA, ‘28 Finchley’ was shortlisted in the commercial architecture category.

28 Finchley is a project sited in a heavily industrial area in the inner city suburb of Milton. The original warehouse building was reimagined to be sympathetic to its surroundings whilst fulfilling the clients new requirements for the space. The office building, both modern and inviting, enhances the visual amenity and environment of the street as well as that of the users of the building.

Maintaining an element of ‘industrial chic’ the building opens up and exposes its parts allowing users to interact with the structure of the building. By exposing the existing, reused and new beams of the warehouse and maintaining the concrete floors the opportunity for viewing the embedded history of the building and the site is presented.

The newly settled users of the building are now enjoying their flexible open plan office space.

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Posted on December 9th, 2016

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Agavilla project completion

Posted on November 17th, 2016

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Agavilla… Moving forward!

Posted on May 13th, 2016

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Caxton Street’s night life to be improved with HPC’s approved design of the Brewski Bar extension

Posted on May 4th, 2016

Brewski Bar enlivens the character of Caxton Street as a night life precinct, providing the experience of craft beer and American-style food.  The building’s street orientation provides an active frontage with on-street seating and an open facade which is representative of a place for people. With the approval for the proposed extension, people will now get an improved experience at Brewski Bar.

The approved extension will see an increased floor area to the rear of the building. People will be able to enjoy extra space in the bar on the first floor, and new function space on the ground floor. Glass windows on each face of the approved extension will open up views to the south, with a degustation courtyard to accompany the function space and allow for access to the landscaped outdoor space.

With the approval and re-design of the Gambaro Hotel across the road, the Brewski Bar extension shows the key involvement of HPC in the ongoing revitalization of Caxton Street.

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