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Green Bottle – Garrett Bray: Building Bridges in Tanzania,Friday 21st March

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Garrett Bray, 2013 WA Young Professional Engineer of the Year from BG&E.

Over the course of 5 weeks in early 2013, a group of engineers and technicians from the BG&E Perth Office travelled to the remote Usambara mountains in Tanzania to complete the construction of four bridge and culvert structures as part of a pro bono engineering project in conjunction with the local communities and MamboSteunPunt, a local not-for-profit enterprise.

 

The original timber bridges had been significantly damaged by floods in 2011 and were rendered unusable for the purposes of produce trade via trucks and passenger transport via buses. The design required solutions that would resist future flood events and feature improved durability and wearing surfaces while being feasible to construct with hand tools and manual labour.

 

This presentation will give an overview of how the team became involved in the project; conditions in the local area; the decisions taken to create a design appropriate for the local conditions; how the challenges of construction with basic hand tools in a remote location were overcome; and how the team worked to build the capacity of the local construction team through the project.

 

A discussion will follow on pro bono within the built environment industry with mention of a new pilot organisation, PIBECH, the Public Interest Built Environment Clearing House, as an organisation to facilitate, record and promote pro bono work in WA.

 

Location: Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date: Friday 21st March | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP:  contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

For further information see links below:

Short video featuring the project

PIBECH Website

 

 

Next Green Bottles:


Michael Phillips, Curtin University: Community-Build India, Friday 4th April, 5.30pm.

Donald Cooper, Vortexengineer: The Atmospheric Vortex Engine, Friday 23rd May, 5.30pm.

        

 

 

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Carly Barrett – WA Emerging Architect Prize, Friday 7th of March

communication + design

WA Emerging Architect prize winner Carly Barrett dicusses the topic of design and communication – “how do we make design both meaningful and desirable for the general public.”   (and will also review the WA Emerging Architect prize submission – “how to communicate the value of what you do”)

HOSTED BY GRESLEY ABAS
7TH OF MARCH – 5PM FOR A 5.30PM START
1/816 HAY STREET PERTH
RSVP merge@architecture.com.au

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Green Bottle – Paul Wakelam: Wallace Greenham to Ian Atfield + A Workshop

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Paul Wakelam of A Workshop.

Paul Wakelam will be presenting a talk and discussion of this year’s travels and later workings of A Workshop.

Location              Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 27th September | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

For further information on A Workshop click here

 

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Green Bottle – Michael Phillips, Friday 20th September

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Michael Phillips, Graduate

Architect from Curtin University.

 

Fascinated by the design and build process and the potentials for creating meaningful
experiences and architecture, Michael won the Peter Hunt travel prize in 2011 for a
proposal to travel to the United States to examine design build programs.

Michael will be talking about his design and build experiences in Australia and abroad.

 

Location               Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 20th September | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                    contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

Posted by Heather

Green Bottle – Soft Loud House Architects, this Friday!

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Alvyn Williams
from Victorian based Soft Loud House Architects

Location               Gresley Abas Studio | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

Date                      Friday 13 September | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

For further information on Soft Loud House Architects click here

Posted by Heather

Tomorrow’s Green Bottle: Nathan Martella

Looking forward to Nathan’s talk and seeing everyone here tomorrow night! check out his blog for more…

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Green Bottle: Nathan Martella – Friday 23 August

hope you can make it!

more…

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MAI: marina abramovic institute

watching this far away space with great anticipation…

 

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james turrell: sooner than later, roden crater !

james turrell: sooner than later, roden crater.

 

 

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Joshua Webb – Green Bottle next Friday 12th July

Joshua Webb (1981) is an Australian born visual artist and designer who has exhibited across Australia, the USA and Europe. His artistic practice has been in parallel to his academic pursuits; BFA, Curtin University, Australia, MFA – Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, USA, and his experience working as an industrial designer for a select group of technology firms. THE WORK////// a visual, conceptual, physical ART which ‘quantifies & expresses’ the unification of vast amounts of information within a single aesthetic system –

www.joshuawebb.com.au

Posted by Heather