5 AIA Awards

Room11 has received five awards in the 2017 Australian Institute of Architects, Tasmanian Chapter, Awards!

Shambles Brewery has received the Barry McNeill Award for Sustainable Architecture and an Award for Commercial Architecture.

D’entrecasteaux House was awarded the Prize for Residential Architecture whilst the Nelson House received a commendation in the Houses (New) category.

Thomas Bailey was named the 2017 Emerging Architect.

We wish to offer our most sincere thanks to our staff, clients and collaborators. We would also like to extend our thanks the Australian Institute of Architects, Tasmanian Chapter and the Tasmanian Architecture Awards Jury.

Further details soon…

Lighthouse + archello

We were pleased indeed to see that our Lighthouse has been selected for publication by the fine folks at archello.

Lighthouse is a small, smart and sweet little intercity home which sits secretly in suburbia. Enclosed on all sides, this compact courtyard house enjoys privacy and all-day sun with a refined and subdued vocabulary. Lighthouse offers ‘small u’ urbanism in the provincial capital that is Hobart, Tasmania.

Archello is an online platform that tells multiple stories around projects, from the manufacturer to the architect, making it a rich and complete platform for architecture and design.


AIA Architecture Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that Room11 is being considered for four prizes in the 2017 Australian Institute of Architects Awards (Tasmanian Chapter).

The annual Tasmanian Architecture Awards recognise the finest accomplishments of Tasmanian architects. The Awards provide an opportunity for the profession to showcase exemplary Tasmanian design and to publicly acclaim and promote the excellence of our architectural achievements.

Our inner city, adaptive reuse project, Shambles Brewery is in the running for a Commercial Award.

Our D’Entrecasteaux House, stone monolith upon Bruny Island is in the Residential Architecture Category, as is our Nelson House.

Small, smart and secretive our Lighthouse is among those in the running for a Prize in the Small Project Architecture Category.

Love our work? Then vote for it, in the Peoples Choice Awards! Click here and vote now for your favorite project http://wp.architecture.com.au/tasawards/

Photography: Ben Hosking (Shambles Brewery, Nelson House and Lighthouse) Megan Baynes (D’Entrecasteaux House).


Megan Baynes spoke in Sydney recently about process, propositions and production at this year Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
In the second session of Day 1, Megan joined Rodney (March Studio) and Rachael and Paddy (Kennedy Nolan) to offer insight into praxis and practice.

To read about conference proceedings please click here http://wp.architecture.com.au/praxis/praxis-short-sharp-shocks/

Photographs: Boaz Nothman

Thomas Bailey + Vault

Toby Fehily had a caffeinated chat with our very own Thomas Bailey in Melbourne recently.

In an interview for Vault Magazine, they discussed landscape, Leplastrier and a new laboratory room11 is currently designing for MONA.

“The contemplative work of Hobart studio room11 reflects the belief that the grandest designs aren’t a product of architectural vision but rise, instead, from the natural world”

To read the rest go to www.vaultart.com.au

room11 + AIA Awards 2017

Room11 presented 4 projects in this years Australian Institute of Architects (Tasmanian Chapter) Awards.
Our Shambles Brewery has been entered in the Commercial Architecture Category, Nelson House and D’entrecasteaux House are in the running for a Residential Architecture Prize and our Lighthouse is being considered for a Small Projects Prize.

Image credits:
Shambles Brewery (Photographer Andrew Knott)
Nelson House (Photographer Ben Hoskings
D’entrecasteaux House (Photographer Megan Baynes)
Lighthouse (Photographer Helena Shipway)

Baynes + AIA National Conference: Praxis

Megan Baynes has been invited to speak at this years AIA National Conference.

The National Architecture Conference is one of the biggest events of the Australian architecture calendar and 2017 will be no exception.

The stimulating conference program has been curated by National President Prof Ken Maher and Prof Helen Lochhead. Their industry expertise and international connections have inspired a program that explores processes of thought, engagement and action: process, propositions and production.

For further details please refer to http://wp.architecture.com.au/praxis/speakers/

Baynes + Bailey + AV Journal

Megan Baynes and Thomas Bailey are featured in the forthcoming issue of AV Journal.

Architect Victoria is the official journal of the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter. It is published in print format as a magazine and is also available for free online. Regular editions of Architect Victoria are published quarterly in summer, autumn, winter and spring.

please click here to find out more http://archvicmag.com.au/

Megan Baynes in conversation with Amy Muir

2016 National Emerging Architect Prize winner, Amy Muir, will be speaking in Hobart on the 6th February at the Tasmanian Chapter Australian Institute of Architects. Amy will be joined by Megan Baynes to discuss the theme DOING: To do Do or Not To Do?

From 6pm at Tasmanian Chapter, Australian Institute of Architects, 1/19a Hunter Street.

For bookings please see https://dynamic.architecture.com.au/eregister/?id=5507

D’Entrecasteaux House

Replete with devastating panoramas, D’Entrecasteaux House, on Bruny Island finds itself nonetheless exposed.  Winds buffet the angled terrain and so we devised a high walled courtyard to protect the inner workings of this home.  The house employs an inflected non-orthogonal plan where massive distorted trapezoidal stone walls encompass living spaces which are enriched by the resultant spatial complexity. A black interior has been created which provides relief from the blisteringly bright Tasmanian light.  D’Entrecasteaux House has a simple pallet, dark within and a pale stone exterior. Face-fixed bespoke glazing focuses attention upon very specific elements within the overwhelming landscape continuum.

Room 11 & Divisare

Lighthouse, GASP! and Little Big House have been included in the prestigious Divisare Atlas of Architecture. Showcasing excellent architecture from around the globe we are most pleased to be selected for inclusion.




Room 11 & MONA

We are delighted to be working with MONA on our latest urban project:  Heavy Metals Lab.

Won by invitational competition, this project involves the construction of a large submerged ring which moves hydraulically with the tide. Part Art, part spectacle and part scientific instrument the project offers a new mechanism for people to interact with and understand the Derwent River which has a difficult history. Heavy Metals were routinely dumped until relatively recently. This has had people outraged for some time. MONA has made a commitment to doing something about it. Room11 Architects have been commissioned to create submerged architecture which brings the state of the Derwent to collective attention. Haptic experience and technical data will be deployed in the battle for hearts and minds – raising awareness regarding an important environmental initiative.  Prototyping underway now. 

MONA – GASP fun run!

  • 8KM RUN MONA to MONA via GASP!

This year Glenorchy will again play host to the MONA GASP! Fun Run. Your chance to run through the cultural hub of Tasmania! The event will kick off at 8am on Sunday 20 March. The event offers an 8km run starting and ending at MONA via GASP! and a 4km run/walk leaving from Wilkinson’s Point, travelling along GASP!, Montrose Bay and ending at MONA. Following the race, hungry competitors will get the chance to refuel with breakfast provided by MONA. Glenorchy residents are encouraged to participate and can take advantage of an entry fee discounted to $25.

More information and course map at funrun.gcc.tas.gov.au

Room11 Lecture – MADA

Aaron Roberts and Thomas Bailey presenting at Monash University.

Wednesday 14 October @ 1.00pm (please note new start time)

Lecture Theatre G1.04, MADA Monash Art Design & Architecture
900 Dandenong Road Caulfield East Victoria
Free entry / all welcome

Lookout House – DWELL magazine

As thrilling as travel may be, there’s nothing like returning to the familiar, private comfort of one’s own home. But what if you could enjoy the beauty of an exotic locale without ever leaving your living room? One aging husband and wife in Port Arthur, Tasmania, hold that rare privilege. Their recently constructed home, designed by Room 11 Architects, commands jaw-dropping views of rugged Tasman Island and the peaceful Southern Ocean beyond. “The clients were interested in consolidating the considerable potential of the site, specifically its spectacular scenery,” architect Nathan Crump says. The firm achieved this by installing floor-to-ceiling windows across the entire eastern length of the dwelling, offering a dreamy panorama of the Australian coast. The Lookout House, as the architect dubbed it, gives a whole new meaning to armchair travel.

Read the full article here

World’s top foodies treated to dinner at GASP

As part of a four-day culinary adventure across Australia, the world’s top Culinary experts finished on Friday night with a $1.5 million feast for 250 people at GASP and MONA. 

Australian food celebrities included Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Stephanie Alexander, Matt Preston, George Calombaris, Gary Mehigan, Jock ZonfrilloMark Olive, 

Experts from the across the globe attended, included

  • Alice Waters, Chef, Author, Proprietor – USA
  • Eric Ripert, Award-winning Chef, Restaurateur, Author and TV Personality – USA
  • Adrian Anthony Gill, TV and Restaurant Critic, Author – UK
  • Sanjeev Kapoor, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, TV Presenter – India
  • Yifan Liu, Celebrity Chef, TV Show host – China
  • Sherson Lian, Celebrity Chef and Host – Malaysia
  • Lorenzo Cogo, Chef – Italy
  • Heston Blumenthal – UK


Read about the event through local and international  media stories below.

World’s top foodies treated to top produce at Hobart gala dinner – ABC


Australia Invites the World to Dinner – Wall Street Journal


Tasmania showcased to some of the world’s top foodies – The Mercury


Tourism Australia hosts the country’s greatest ever dinner party for the food andwine elite – Tourism Australia


Gwyneth Paltrow and Heston Blumenthal among guests at November tourism event in Tasmania – ABC


World dinner to highlight our seafood – Brand Tasmania

Heston Blumenthal confirmed to attend Restaurant Australia gala dinner – Tourism Australia