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In this age of status updates and video calls, we relished the opportunity to contemplate – and stand within – the architecture of Room11. Eugenia & filmmaker Jon Mark Oldmeadow traveled to Hobart to meet with Aaron Roberts & Thomas Bailey, co-founders of a practice built upon the mission to create spaces with a social, ecological and environmental conscience. Read the full article here

Written by Eugenia Lim

Cinematography by artist and filmmaker Jon Mark Oldmeadow

Thomas Bailey – SPIRIT OF PLACE – Sept 2013

Thomas Bailey has been selected as a speaker for The inaugural Queensland regional conference which will extend the ground covered by the 2012 National Architecture Conference – Experience by focusing upon the unique opportunities commonly available to architects practising regionally, responding to the unique ‘Spirit of Place’. The conference will be the first of a biennial program of Queensland Regional Architecture Conferences, providing considerable opportunities for the Institute’s regional members.

In recent times, the effect of distance has been dramatically changed with the advent of immediate communications systems as well as cost effective travel. Regional communities can now be serviced in a multitude of different ways.

An illustrious set of keynote speakers, whose work responds to this mandate, has been invited. In addition, there will be a rich range of associated tours and events that will explore the extraordinary locality of the beautiful Cairns region.






Assemble Papers – LBH

“Like most mainlanders we know, we’re in love with Tasmania. Here, we take a look at one of the objects of our Apple Isle affection, ‘Little Big House’, designed by can-do architect couple Thomas Bailey and Megan Baynes of Hobart/Melbourne studio Room11. This small footprint, timber-clad home is an elegant take on a log cabin in the woods – one we could easily retreat to.”

Eugenia Lim

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A Place in the Sun



Much like the ancient Egyptians did, Australians worship the sun. It might not be a holy devotion in our case, but there’s still an attachment that, in turn, is reflected in our homes.

The houses featured in this book are intelligent examples of designing around light – whether it be working with the sun to create homes that reduce energy or brightening up a dark interior. Arranged in order of latitude, the houses show how designs change in accordance with climate. Starting in northern Queensland, where large, covered outdoor areas and indoor light are common threads, the book works its way down to Tasmania and New Zealand, where the sun is welcomed and the architecture is more open.

By Stuart Harrison, (Thames & Hudson, 2010), pp 272, rrp $69.95