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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

Alexi Freeman

Alexi Freeman was born on December 24, 1978, in Hobart, Australia.
Formally trained in Fine Art at the University of Tasmania, majoring in printmaking and sculpture. Freeman’s art practice heavily referenced fashion concepts and aesthetics, producing limited edition prints and garments before receiving the Manufacturing Design Fund from Arts Tasmania enabling the genesis of the ALEXI FREEMAN fashion label.

Currently based in Melbourne, his collections for women incorporate elements of hand drawn & printed textiles worked into drape and juxtaposed with tailoring. Freeman has since completed 13 seasons of ready-to-wear, selling to a select list of boutiques and private clients in Australia, New Zealand, USA & Europe. Freeman’s collections are a graphic tribute to the world in which we live and his raison d’être is to lure fashion into bed with art, catalyse the rise of understated avant-garde and popularise the notion of urban couture, all the while empowering and paying homage to the modern woman.

To realise their vision, the ALEXI FREEMAN brand regularly collaborates with an ever growing list of  other artists, designers and creative thinkers including:

Fashion designer Chantal Kirby, Aaron Roberts (room11 Architects), film maker Tom Blachford, jeweller Tessa Blazey, photographer Marnie Haddad, hair and makeup artist Nadja Mott,  model Kate Peck, shoemakers Preston Zly, choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, art director Daniel Frigo (Things Project) and The Australian Ballet.

Monday – Friday 9-6pm you can find Alexi *by appointment* in his natural habitat, head down bum up at his studio in Collingwood. When he’s not there, you can also find him cooking up a storm, practising astanga yoga, bopping along to Melbourne’s (world class!) live music scene, or putting in the hard yards for his teammates at The Tote Hotel Football Club.

Jasmin Latona – Photographer

Jasmin Latona is a Hobart- based photographer specalising in both architectural and travel photography. She has worked for some of Australia’s finest Architects, capturing the dynamics of construction, spatial relationships , lighting and habitability. Jasmin’s work has been published in magazines and books such as: Artichoke, Sanctuary, Architectural Review. Tasmanian Life, Monument, Financial Review. Wall Paper, Doors open and Braun:Collection of Houses.

While her core passion is shooting fine architectural design in the ultra­ modern genre – inspirations include Sydney. London, New York,and New Delhi- Jasmin also takes her cues from the timeless natural world. From Tasmania’s rugged sea and landscapes to the high peaks of the Colorado  Rockies in North America, capturing the delicate interplay between light, sky and earth have become the hallmarks of her photography.