Tag Archives: Hobart Architects

Tinderbox Residence

We are delighted to have received planning approval for the latest house we have been designing in Tinderbox, south of Hobart. This sensitive and sustainable design was carefully conceived to sit within the sensitive bush environment which is home to the endangered swift parrot. With careful thought, consideration and innovative thinking, difficult planning constraints can be turned into lovely architectural solutions. We look forward to continuing the further development of this project with our clients.

North East View

North East View


South View

South View


East View looking at the large deck which overlooks the D'Entrecasteaux Channel ( and Bruny Island )

East View looking at the large deck which overlooks the D’Entrecasteaux Channel ( and Bruny Island )


23 Paterson St, Launceston – Update

Stage 1 work is well underway as part of the refurbishment of the heritage listed former Tasmanian Trustees Building located at 23 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania. Years of insensitive renovations are being stripped away to reveal the character of the original bank building. Restorative and contemporary new works are then being undertaken to create a contemporary modern tenancy space, harmonising with the original building fabric.

Overview of the ground floor tenancy area being refurbished as part of stage 1 works

Overview of the ground floor tenancy area being refurbished as part of stage 1 works

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Valley House Concept Design

Concept design images for our latest house design in Golden Valley, Tasmania. This house will be our most sustainable design to date, incorporating all aspects of environmentally sustainable design from off-grid solar power, correct and considered solar orientation, use of thermal mass, composting toilets and on site grey water treatment systems.

North East View

North East View

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Dunalley Police Station Officially Opened

We are delighted to have been consulting architects for the new Dunalley Police station which was officially opened yesterday. It is delightful to have been involved in helping to rebuild this bushfire ravaged community.

New Dunalley Police Station with its prominent butterfly roof

The new Dunalley Police Station with its prominent butterfly roof

More on this storey in “The Mercury” newspaper … http://www.themercury.com.au/…/dunalleys-new-police-station…

23 Paterson St | Sneak Peak

Work will soon be commencing on our latest commercial project, the complete fit out of this lovely heritage listed office building in Launceston. As Launceston architects, we take great pride in being able to both restore and rejuvinate this historic building for the Launceston public to once again enjoy.

23 Paterson St, Launceston

23 Paterson St, Launceston. Work will soon commence on the renovations of this 3 storey heritage listed building

Work will involve peeling back the layers of building works which have occurred over the years in order to reveal the historical features of the building. The building will then be opened up by selective removal of walls and new modern insertions added, which are clearly articulated from the old historic parts of the building. There will be a clear distinction and dialogue between new and old.

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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 3

The first pre-cast concrete panels have now been craned into place. 35 individual panels which comprise of the lower ground floor level were indiviudally lifted and carefully located into place without a hitch. Careful and considered detailing of each panel enabled the construction to fit together like a jigsaw.

precast concrete panels | MJ Architecture

All lower ground floor precast concrete panels have been lifted into place. Some of these panels are acting as retaining walls and will be waterproofed

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Brunacci Residence Progress | Update 2

March 2014

Progress on the foundations is well underway, with the lower ground floor slab now poured and excavation work commenced on the ground floor slab. The ground floor slab will be partly founded in the ground and partly a suspended concrete slab supported by pre-cast concrete walls which are currently being fabricated 300km away. The transportation and erection of the pre-cast panels will commence in the next fortnight.

Site Progress Diary:

Compacted gravel was built up over a layer of concrete blinding to form the reinforced concrete foundation beams

MJ Architecture | Foundation Overview

Overview of lower ground floor slab being prepared for pouring. Extent of reinforced concrete foundation beams are visible

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Martin House Near Completion

Our Martin House is nearing completion!

MJ Architecture - Martin House Kitchen in progress

Kitchen construction in progress

Located at Princes St, Launceston the design narrative of this house was driven by the creation of small and intimate spaces, both inside the home and in the garden. As the site is a small urban block and space is at a premium, strong visual links have been created, bridging the inside and outside and essentially extending the sense of internal space out into the gardens

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Brunacci Residence Underway… | Construction Blog

Our Brunacci residence is now underway … follow our blog posts as we document the construction of our latest house over the next 8 months

February 2014

MJ Architecture | Brunacci Foundations

One big hole in the ground … A 3 storey house will fill this space over the coming months. The ground is being prepared for pouring of the lower ground floor slab

Work is underway on the largest house we have undertaken to date. Over the next 8 months this site will see the construction of a 3 storey home fabricated from pre-cast concrete panels.

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