JAWS Architects in association with Hansen Partnership were engaged as a part of Maroondah City Council’s ongoing commitment to providing public spaces and facilities that accommodate the diverse needs of the community.
This new, dynamic and flexible space provides a high level of amenity, allowing traders and the community to meet, engage and participate in activities designed to strengthen the local community and create a civic ‘heart’ of Croydon.
Our role was to design the new public toilets, change area and clock tower within the Croydon Town Square.
Photography by Andrew Lloyd
Meet the 2020 Tasmanian Architecture Awards Jury:
Lucy Burke-Smith (Jury Chair) RAIA | @purcell.architecture
Bevan Rees FRAIA | Bevan Rees Architect
Will Harkness RAIA | @jawsarchitects
Bek Verrier RAIA | @bencemulcahy
Bernadette Wilson | @dia_national
Official presentations to the jury will be held on Saturday 29 February from 10am – 4.30pm.
Register your interest here:
Kingston Beach is a highly utilised recreational space for the Kingborough municipality, especially popular during the warmer summer months. The beach is home to the Kingston Beach Surf Life Saving Club and a focus for many water-based events and community activities.
JAWS Architects was engaged by Kingborough Council to prepare a Master Plan to guide redevelopment of a site adjacent to the beach, containing a decrepit toilet block which needed replacing. The commission not only included the design and documentation of new all-access toilets, showers and changeroom facilities, but to also facilitate co-location of storage and support facilities for the Surf Club to assist with their beach patrol service.
The buildings are straight-forward and robust, sitting on a plinth and pushed to the southern boundary to provide an active, open and sunny forecourt, with hand basins and showers placed under a timber shade structure.
Pedestrian and vehicle movements are separated, with bicycle racks available for both public and surf club use.
A pre-cast concrete base provides a continuous datum, with open timber slats providing security and allowing natural light and ventilation above the cubicles.
Fairbrother Devonport – Hobart Charity Ride.
JAWS Director, Neal Mackintosh is one of a small group of around 20 cyclists participating in the inaugural Fairbrother Devonport – Hobart Charity Ride on February 15-16th 2019.
The event is a two day, 358km ride with 4800m of climbing, starting in Devonport and finishing atop kunanyi / Mt Wellington with the intention on raising funds for the Fairbrother Foundation, which is a not-for-profit Private Ancillary Fund.
If anyone would like to assist with a donation, no matter how small, please email Neal on email@example.com and he can provide you with payment details.
For more information on the fundraiser visit: www.fairbrother.com.au/fairbrother-foundation... read more
JAWS Interiors worked closely with Rosevear Stephenson Architects to develop interior concepts for a group of apartments on Quayle Street in Sandy Bay.
With a soft, natural palette that any buyer could add to, the materiality, joinery, appliances and fittings selected offer a timeless interior with a contemporary yet luxurious atmosphere. The in-house renders showcase the lifestyle buyers could experience within the tree tops of Quayle Street, sitting between incredible views up to Mt Wellington/ kunyani and dappled views through the trees down to the River Derwent.
The four Floor Plans celebrate all of the amenities of a home within an apartment setting. Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen connect to the southern terrace for the ideal indoor-outdoor living. Large windows along with clean white cabinetry and feature timber joinery elevate the space to be light and airy, while cool earthy tones in the flooring add an earthy note throughout the home.
Architecture by Rosevear Stephenson Architects.
Refer to the JAWS Interiors website for more information.... read more
This Friday the 29th of November is the opening night of the Barry McNeill Student Prize Exhibition.
The exhibition showcases innovative propositions from the prize nominees, the top six of the Master of Architecture 2019 Graduates.
The Barry McNeill Student Prize is awarded annually through the support of VOS Construction & Joinery and JAWS Architects.... read more