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Green Bottle – Fer Jerez, SMAR: Guggenheim Uncommons

Gresley Abas Architects invites you to a green bottle talk with Fer Jerez from Western Australia/Madrid based SMAR Architecture Studio, Finalist of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition.

Architecture modernity was first conceived to be at the service of people, but ended up becoming only a visual language… In a Changing Era where most institutions are migrating their public interfaces into cheap digital space instead of investing in physical buildings, the result of the competition was the biggest collection of Icons ever.

But… what you would you do if you had the opportunity to design the next Museum for the biggest Art Brand in the world?

Where:               Gresley Abas | 1/816 Hay Street | Perth CBD

When:                 Friday 9 October | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP:                 contact@gresleyabas.com.au |Monday 5 October

For further information on SMAR Architecture Studio see their website here

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Green Bottle – Andrew Boyne: Augusta Beach House

Gresley Abas Architects invites you to a green bottle talk with Andrew Boyne of Andrew T Boyne Architect.

The Augusta Beach House is a transportable holiday home constructed in a boat factory in Bibra Lake and trucked to Flinders Bay, Augusta. The house explores alternative lightweight construction methods and melds them with boat building materials and techniques. The resulting structure reflects the maritime interests of the clients, and responds to the harsh climatic conditions of Cape Leeuwin.

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

Date                      Friday 6th March | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

For further information on the Augusta Beach House please click here

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Green Bottle – Don Cooper: The Atmospheric Vortex Engine

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Donald Cooper, Vortex Engineer.

 

The atmospheric vortex engine has been developed and patented independently over several decades by the engineer Louis Michaud in Canada and physicist Norman Louat in Australia.
The system makes use of the strong positive feedback characteristic of atmospheric vortices to utilise low grade energy resources for the purpose of power generation and climate moderation. An atmospheric vortex is an example of what Ilya Prigogine calls a dissipative structure. The vortex is able to reduce entropy locally, while increasing entropy on a global scale. The system can reduce the global greenhouse effect and aid in moderating global temperature.

The concept has been endorsed in principle by highly regarded experts:
“…What’s necessary at this point is to do proofs of concept,” says professor Kerry Emanuel, the hurricane expert at MIT. “[The] idea is pretty simple and elegant. My own feeling is that we ought to be pouring money into all kinds of alternative energy research. There’s almost nothing to lose in trying this…”

 

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

Date                      Friday 23rd May | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

Links for further information:

The Atmospheric Vortex Engine

Who’s looking – Vortex Engine Site Access Since July 2011

 

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Green Bottle – Michael Phillips: Community-Build India

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Michael Phillips from Curtin University.

 

Presenting the design and construction process of an education/play space built over 4 days.   The project was part of  an annual International study tour to India  with Curtin University with a focus on developing heritage, educational, sanitation initiatives in the village of Lakhnu, Utter Pradesh, India.  Michael worked in collaboration with Dr Bhanuben Nanavati College Of Architecture For Woman in Pune, India

 

Michael will be discussing vernacular construction methods, collaborative design methods and Indian design perspectives.

 

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

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

RSVPcontact@gresleyabas.com.au

 

 

Next Green Bottle:

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

        

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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 – JLC Study Tour: USA Contemporary Classics

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with our own Johannes Lupolo-Chan following his recent tour of USA architecture.

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

Date                      Friday 7th February | 5:00pm for a 5:30pm start

RSVP                     contact@gresleyabas.com.au

For further information on Johannes’ winning competition entry and prize tour click here

  

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Green Bottle – VR Jam, Friday 8th Nov

Gresley Abas invites you to a green bottle talk with Nick Lowe from  Let’s Make Games Inc.

Nick and his team have been working out of the Gresley Abas workshop studio space. They have been part of a global virtual reality game environment initiative. It’s cutting edge stuff, and we’ve been delighted to share our space with Nick and his team to be a part of this global ‘jam session’…read on below for more of what they have been up to, and what they will be sharing at the next Green Bottle!

 

In August 2013, Perth hosted one of only a handful of official international playtest hubs for the first VR (Virtual Reality) Jam – a long-format, worldwide game jam presented by Oculus and IndieCade. Following a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, the Oculus Rift VR headset (currently only available as a Developer Kit) has led a new wave of innovative VR technologies. The VR Jam was a huge opportunity for local game developers to create VR content for the Oculus Rift, and for the public to experience the latest VR technology.

 

Let’s Make Games Inc. was able to organise the event on short notice by putting a call out for support on the spacemarket’s MEET MARKET facebook group, which led to contact with Gresley Abas who provided space for a dozen developers and artists to create VR games during the working week, and for over a hundred members of the public to visit on weekends. After three weeks of development, local teams created a half-dozen VR games and prototypes including: a retro-style sled game, a dungeon escape game, and a horror-themed experience.

In this casual presentation and chat, Nick will introduce the Oculus Rift VR headset, discuss how to develop for the latest VR technologies, and demonstrate some locally created VR games and architectural visualisations. There will be a number of Oculus Rift VR headsets available for demonstration purposes, so everyone should have a chance to experience it for themselves!


For further information on click here for a VR Jam blog post on a previous event and follow vrjamperth on tumblr.

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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