Indooroopilly State School, KO&Co Architecture, Education Architecture, School Design, Queensland architect, Wiley construction, Karen Ognibene, Louise Booth

Our first State School project almost complete

The first of five school projects under construction this year is nearing completion. The new multi-storey learning facility will include 16 classrooms, amenities and staff facilities. We look forward to sharing some photos when it is complete later this month.

Congratulations to Wiley Construction who were nominated by the Australian Construction Awards (ACA) for their Health and Safety Solution in delivering this project. You can see a video below of their efforts in helping the school children understand the safety procedures during construction.

Sam Routledge, KO&Co Architecture, architectural graduate,

Welcome Sam

We are pleased to welcome Sam Routledge to the KO&Co Architecture team. Sam is an architectural graduate from the Queensland University of Technology, focussing his Master’s degree on social housing and adaptive re-use of public buildings.

Cornwall Street Woolloongabba, Brisbane Housing Company, BHC, KO&CO Architecture, Affordable Housing, Social Housing, Karen Ognibene, Department of Housing and Public Works, Brisbane City Council

Cornwall Street project breaks ground

The Cornwall Street project in Woolloongabba broke ground this week. Designed for BHC and built by Stokes Wheeler, the new affordable rental housing will provide 32 apartments for youth and key workers. This development is the first to be constructed under the Queensland Government’s Partnering for Growth initiative.

Located on a small yet prominent site, the 9 storey apartment building will include a mix of studio and one bedroom apartments, designed to respond to the Brisbane City Council’s ‘Building’s that Breathe’ design guidelines.

BHC’s Rebecca Oelkers and Eloise Atkinson, were joined by the Hon. Jackie Trad MP, Deputy Premier and Treasurer, the Hon. Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works and Annemaree Callander from Brisbane Youth Service for the sod turning.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Venice Biennale of Architecture, La Biennale di Architettura, The Vessel,

La Biennale di Architettura

Every even numbered year La Biennale di Architettura is held in Venezia and draws thousands of international visitors to the mystical city. In 2012 Irish architects O’Donnell and Tuomey created an installation made from timber planks, designed to speak to the brickwork of the historic building in which it was positioned.

KO&Co Architecture, Karen Ognibene, Punta Della Dogana, Palazzo Grassi, contemporary art

Punta della Dogana

In 2007, Palazzo Grassi won a contest held by the City of Venice to transform Punta della Dogana (the historic customs house) into a centre of contemporary art. Tadao Ando was engaged to design and document the restoration and adaptive reuse of the building to accommodate part of the Francios Pinault Foundation collection of art.

Opened in 2009, the building is a must see for lovers of Ando, contemporary art or historic buildings.

KO&Co Architecture, Closet Architect, Karen Ognibene, inspiration, design

Closet Architect

I believe everyone has a little bit of “closet architect” in them and in my daily life, I strive to bring this out in clients. Through this blog each week I will share one inspirational building or detail from my travels over the years in the hope you might also find some inspiration.

I often wonder what non-architects look at when they go on holidays……….