- Wednesday, 10 May 2017 10:16
As New Zealand discusses whether their largest stadium, Eden Park, should be replaced or expanded, some wild ideas are being floated…and perhaps successfully sunk.
Appropriately named The Crater, this out of the box stadium proposal was put forward by local design and marketing figure Phil O’Reilly. His pitch suggests a stadium sunken into the waterfront, which would even allow cruise liners to berth on either side! Viewing would be great from the nearby high-rises, and according to O’Reilly the stadium could even be cheaper than the traditional above-ground variety. We’re not too sure about that, but what a cool idea!
- Monday, 08 May 2017 11:54
You heard correctly – Tesla is moving in next door. A mere block from our BEC Brisbane office lies Emporium, which *fingers crossed* will be the site of Tesla’s next Australian store and supercharger system.
We were lucky enough to specify a Tesla PowerWall on our recent ESD commission on Princess Street, Petrie Terrace. .
Tesla has produced the fastest, most beautiful, and luxurious electric vehicles on the planet, and is fuelling them for free with their solar-powered supercharger stations. A supercharger in Brisbane would complete a network spanning the eastern cities of Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane.
Our Brisbane team are die hard Musk-Fans, and can’t wait to check out the new showroom – due in late 2017.
- Tuesday, 02 May 2017 10:09
Brutalism as an architectural style flourished in the second half of the 20th century, probably as a reaction to the light optimistic styles that became popular in the earlier half. Guess what else was flourishing in the second half of the 20th century? That’s right – Soviet Russia.
And while the rest of the world has moved on (politically, architecturally, and by the looks of some of these structures logically?) these bus stops remain. Some of the off-form concrete elements remind us of our work on the Clifftop House with Joe Adsett Architects.
They’ve been explored in further detail in Christopher Herwig’s Soviet Bus Stops – We’d love a copy on our coffee table.
- Tuesday, 07 February 2017 14:30
It has long been said that dogs are a man’s best friend, and we’ve gone so far as to accept them into our office!
This decision felt justified after we discovered an article evidencing how the presence of dogs in a workplace can increase staff happiness and provide stress relief during busy times.
In fact, a Japanese study found that oxytocin is released just by sharing eye contact with a dog.
We may be slightly bias (see Molly and Milly on the left), but with science now on our side we think you’d be barking mad to even paws and consider life without an office hound.