Australia House Competition & Talkdsdsd

Bark was invited to present a design entry for the ‘Australia House’ competition in Japan, along with a selection of other talented Queensland-based entrants at an event held last night at the Australian Institute of Architects headquarters in Brisbane. Organized by the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale in Japan, the design competition drew 154 entries from a wide range of practitioners and students from Japan, Australia and beyond.

‘Australia House’ is used for art installations during the contemporary international arts festival, which takes place every three years in the mountainous Echigo-Tsumari region of Niigata Prefecture. The house provides a space for Australian artists to live, work and present their artwork, whilst also serving as a venue for joint projects between Australia and Japan.

Bark participated in a site inspection tour in July to get a feel for the environment and landscape of the project in order to prepare Bark’s application. A photograph of the site is displayed below.

The event was organised by ArchitectureAU and the AIA, with presentations made by Mara Francis (second-placed B.A.M.F.), Andrew Wilson (Chie Konno/NMBW Queensland Office), Jim Gall and Benita Tunks, Stephen Guthrie and Lindy Atkin (Bark Design Architects/Tripod Studio cdi/Arup), Paul Hotson (Phorm Architecture + Design), and Michael Dickson (University of Queensland).

For more information, please click here to go to the ArchitectureAU website.

Sunshine Coast Architecture Tour 2012dsdsd

The full day tour will see participants visiting stunning residential architecture projects on the Sunshine Coast and hinterland designed by leading architects Kerry Hill, Shane Thompson, John Mainwaring, Bark Design Architects and Richard Kirk Architect, including lunch at historic Yandina Station Homestead.

Places are limited and the images show a taste of what will be experienced on Sunday 13th May 2012.

We thank the following Architects and their Clients for their involvement:
Shane Thompson – Bryden House
Richard Kirk – Chamberlain House
John Mainwaring – Dragon House & Viridian Noosa
Kerry Hill – Ogilvie House
Yandina Station by Robert Fleming

For more information on the ‘Experience’ tour please click here.