Broaden your network at our regular Master Builders events. Learn from high-profile speakers, discuss industry issues and meet building practitioners and suppliers from various sectors of the building industry.
Trade Nights are targeted at small to medium residential builders and provide attendees with up-to-date and relevant information to help develop and grow their business.
We host events throughout the year, in both metropolitan and regional areas. Watch this space as we release the latest events in your area.
Project: SomersDesigner: Selwyn Blackstone ArchitectPhotographer: John Tsialos, John Tsialos PhotographyWebsite: http://www.firstimpressionsprojects.com.au
This new build is a three-level home cut into a steep seaside site on the Mornington Peninsula. Every room in this house takes advantage of natural light and the spectacular location, providing views to the water. The lower ground floor comprises a home cinema, steam/powder room, and an indoor/outdoor living area that can be opened up with sliding doors, bringing the swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and living areas together. The middle level includes the main living and kitchen area, with cantilevered stairs allowing views to the bay and down to the pool. The upper floor encompasses the study and master bedroom suite, with the other three bedrooms located throughout the home, creating private spaces.
Project: NewtownDesigner: Photographer: Peter Redmond, Geelong Real Estate Photography Website: http://www.signaturehomes.com.au
The home stays true to its surrounds offering design inspired by high-class lifestyle living and pure superiority in architectural features. Simple, clear lines and bold finishes shape the external streetscape while keyless entry sets the tone for the quality and innovation within the home. On entry is a grand void - an open ceiling height of 6.5 metres with an impressive commercial window capturing the views of the outdoor space. A spectacular open staircase is suspended from the sidewall. The dining and lounge space is understated, but the flow into the kitchen and pantry space is impressive. To the left of the main entry are a resort-like master suite, ensuite and walk-in robe with a golf putting-green. The grand pool is the cornerstone of the architecturally designed home and features a sunken alfresco area with bench seating, a fire pit, full kitchen, outdoor shower and projector.
Project: The University of Melbourne Arts West Redevelopment, ParkvilleDesigner: Marina Carroll (Architectus) and Aaron Poupard (ARM Architecture)Photographer: John Gollings, Gollings Photography P/L Website: http://www.kane.com.au
This state-of-the-art academic facility provides world-class spaces and teaching facilities encompassing six levels of teaching areas and a 150-seat lecture theatre. The project has been described as the “perfect storm” in terms of challenges; the issues encountered during construction seemed immense at times, yet through perseverance it became a once-in-a-career opportunity. The building’s outer façade is covered with horizontal fins that are profile-cut to reveal 3D images of objects from the university’s cultural collection. Step one, using sophisticated software, was to create virtual models of the building and the objects, and then press them together. The expansive atrium linking the existing 1990s building was formed with the use of a verendeel truss (a giant ladder beam without diagonal bracing), which spans 30 metres.