23 September 2016

High Density Happiness: Elevating the Family Home

06 October, 2016 at 15A Union St, Brunswick.

This talk, a part of Neometro's High Density Happiness Speaker Series, focuses on building and designing apartments for long term and family living.

The evening features a panel of speakers leading the Melbourne design and development community mediated by Laura Phillips, the Editor of Open Journal, including:

Jeff Provan, Neometro
Clare Cousins, Clare Cousins Architects
Michael McCormack, Milieu Property
Nick Travers, Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Quino Holland, Fieldwork Projects

The profile of apartment dwellers in Australia has changed, no longer is an apartment a transitional point to save for the detached suburban home. Melbourne is increasingly adopting international housing philosophies where buyers now look to a lifetime of higher density living. The combined pressures of increasing property prices and congested linkages to outer suburbs is incentivising people to look to higher density living options in order to be close to the cultural and commercial offerings of the inner city.

Click here for full event details.

9 August 2016

Melbourne Indesign 2016: LiveLife Design Hunter Series

This Friday, August 12, Clare will participate in a panel discussion exploring living in design as part of Melbourne Indesign 2016. Joining Clare on the panel is Monique Woodward (WOWOWA), Katy Svalbe (Amber Road Design), and moderator, Assemble Papers editor Sara Savage.

‘Disrupting Design Living: The New Commune’ is the first seminar in Habitus magazine's LiveLife Design Hunter Series.

Tickets available here.

25 July 2016

Jewell Station Display Suite

Neometro's Jewell Station Display Suite is now open.

With apartment interiors and common areas designed by CCA, Jewell Station is a New Urban Village built on the idea that well-designed apartments support wellbeing and connection in the community.

Renderings by Gabriel Saunders.

7 July 2016

Now Hiring: Project Architect

Clare Cousins Architects is seeking an exceptional Project Architect with 7-10 years full time experience to join our studio.

Based in North Melbourne, the studio is currently working on bespoke residential, multi-residential and commercial projects. Our busy studio environment nurtures an energetic design team. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our passionate and collaborative team to lead a variety of projects. The role offers diversity in project types and involvement throughout all stages of a project, including client briefing, concept design work, and contract administration.

Reporting to the Director and Associates, you will be passionate about design and innovation, and proficient in Archicad and Adobe Suite software. You will enjoy adopting a collaborative approach to your work and you will approach tasks with strong attention to detail and effective problem solving skills.

Interested candidates please submit your CV and portfolio in a single PDF (max 5M) to the Practice Manager, lnj@clarecousins.com.au. Applications close 5pm Friday 15th July, 2016.

2 June 2016

Now Hiring: Architectural Documenter

Clare Cousins Architects is seeking an exceptional Architectural Technician or Draftsperson with 5-10 years full time Construction Documentation experience to join our studio.

Based in North Melbourne, the studio is currently working on bespoke residential, multi-residential and commercial projects. Our busy studio environment nurtures an energetic design team, in which ideas are debated and developed. Harnessing our collective experience, innovative yet pragmatic design outcomes are tailored to the client’s brief, resulting in a unique, contemporary body of work that has been widely published and awarded by our industry peers. We are looking for an exceptional individual to join our passionate and collaborative team to document a variety of projects.

Reporting to the Director and Associates, you will be passionate about design and innovation, and proficient in Archicad and Adobe Suite software. You will enjoy adopting a collaborative approach to your work and you will approach tasks with strong attention to detail and effective problem solving skills.

Interested candidates please submit your CV and portfolio in a single PDF (max 5M) to the Practice Manager, lnj@clarecousins.com.au.

24 May 2016

Reece Designer Looks: Cassie Hansen’s Dream Bathroom

In collaboration with Cassie Hansen, Editor of Artichoke magazine, CCA has designed Cassie's Dream Bathroom for Reece Designer Looks.

When Cassie approached us to design her Dream Bathroom she forwarded us a short brief and reference images. One particular image stood out; a circular window with greenery inside. We loved this image and started to imagine what a bathroom inside this building would look like. When thinking of a dream bathroom, the fantasy is we’re not limited by size, budget or colour so we were keen to push the boundaries. We chose to make the bathroom large, 3x7m and make it primarily a bathing space, focusing on the bath. The shower and toilet are highly functional but discretely positioned in the space.

We loved the idea of stepping up to the bath, made popular in the seventies, however there is a functional side to this; plenty of space to place toiletries, a book or cup of tea. We chose Reece fittings that we use often in our projects, with circular and rounded profiles and ones that can be integrated to allow the personality of the space to feature.

Warm metal accents in the tapware and metalwork complement the pale pink stone and tiles while the integrated planted garden bed takes indoor greenery to the next level.

We’re so pleased Cassie loves her Dream Bathroom; a bathing sanctuary to retreat, recharge and star gaze.

29 April 2016

2016 Dulux Colour Awards

Congratulations to all 2016 Dulux Colour Awards winners, announced on 28 April at Melbourne’s Myer Mural Hall. View the full list of winners and finalists here.

Clare Cousins is pictured with fellow jurors James Harper (BrookingHarper and Design Institute of Australia), Alex Fulton (Alex Fulton Design), Matt Gibson (Matt Gibson Architecture + Design), Meryl Hare (Hare + Klein Interior Design), and gala MC John.

Image Carole Whiting

28 April 2016

2016 Houses Awards

Baffle House, Gable House, Hertford Street House, and Rail House have all been shortlisted in the 2016 Houses Awards in the following categories;

 

New House Over 200m2 - Rail House

House Alteration and Addition Over 200m2 - Hertford Street House

House Alteration and Addition Over 200m2 - Gable House

House in a Heritage Context - Gable House

House Alteration and Addition Under 200m2 - Baffle House

Outdoor - Baffle House