Kim and Monique are presenting a public lecture “Poetics of Space” on July 17th
Baber Studio has been commissioned to transform part of the Fryer Library into an object-based teaching space.
In this presentation, architects Kim and Monique Baber of Baber Studio will speak about the influence of Bachelard and other literary sources, including David Malouf’s 12 Edmondstone Street, on their architectural practice.
The Fryer Library Collection Teaching Space will showcase the Library’s rich literary, historical and architectural collections that include the manuscripts of David Malouf, Peter Carey, and Oodgeroo Noonuccal, as well as rare books, photographs and architectural plans.
Shutter House is exhibited in the Museum of Brisbane’s “Gentle Northerly” exhibition as part of the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum, with original drawings and photography acquired by the Museum.
The Work of BaberStudio is included in the ‘Muji’ Exhibition, exhibited at the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Barcelona.
“The timber links of the hooked scarf joint connect to become linear, straight, and rigid due to the interlocking barbs and fixing pin. This enables short timber members to be extended, turning squat elements into slender ones, allowing them to ‘grow’ or ‘elongate’. These make spaces that are columnar and forest-like.
The plaster and timber links form a true chain, allowing freedom of rotation through their nested ridges and valleys. This enables both free-form structural profiles as well as catenary chains to be made in a plastic state before being cemented or fastened permanently. These make spaces that are arched and cave-like.”
Kim Baber has represented the University of Queensland’s Centre for Future Timber Structures with Joe Gattas at the Fabricate 2017 Conference in Stuttgart, Germany. Their Pavilion was published in the book which can be found here.
Baber Studio wins a regional award for New Houses at the Australian Institute of Architects Brisbane Awards Ceremony, for the Attic-Undercroft House.
Kim Baber was awarded the Gottstein Trust Fellowship to conduct research of exemplary timber architecture in Switzerland, Austria and Japan. Kim will research benchmark community buildings including Kindergartens, Fire Stations, and public buildings built in CLT and Engineered timber including,
Kim will attend the World Conference on Timber Engineering and study recently completed projects that use new timber construction technologies including cross laminated timber and multi-axis fabrication.
The Shutter House was published in the Autumn 2016 edition of Queensland Homes, which can be viewed here.
21st September 2015
The Charming Squire received the Timber Flooring award at this year’s Timber Design Award. The microbrewery, restaurant and bar was a collaboration with Collins + Turner Architects and D’Occhio.
28th August 2015
Activating the laneway, ‘Fish Lane Follies’ is an exhibition coordinated by Kim and Monique Baber, that showcases plywood structural forms created by final year, University of Queensland architecture and Engineering students. Sited publically, these experimental ‘follies’ create intrigue and discovery along the laneway. These installations occupy the undiscovered small spaces of the lane and explore an experimental architecture of plywood ‘scales and skin’. This is a public event to be enjoyed by all.
31st July 2015
Baber Studio was awarded two commendations in the 2015 Houses Award. The Studio received a commendation in the 2015 Emerging Architecture Practice Category and the Shutter House received a commendation for the 2015 House Alteration & Addition under 200m2 category. The Shutter House was also shortlisted in the Sustainability category. The awards can be seen here and will be published in the latest Houses Magazine.
18 July 2015
22 June 2015
An article on the Shutter House and Baber Studio was recently included in the West End Magazine’s digital and physical publications. It can be read online here
More about the Shutter House can be seen found at this link.
25 May 2015
The Austin development was features on Architecture + Design, featuring the public art by David Templeman and Pricilla Bracks + Gavin Sade that was managed by Baber Studio for ARIA Property Developers
The article can be read here
15 May 2015
As part of this year’s recognition of the Emerging Architecture Prize and the National Conference, EmAGN has published a special edition newspaper article focusing on past recipients of the award.
The article can be read here
14 May 2015
Kim Baber, principal of Baber Studio was featured in an InDesign Live article entitled “Profiling Kim Baber, The Architect to Watch”. The article can be can be read here
08 May 2015
The Shutter House was awarded a Regional Commendation at the RAIA Architecture Awards in the Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) category. It, and the other awards presented on the night can be viewed here
08 May 2015
Baber Studio was published online in an article for Architecture & Design. It can be read here
06 May 2015
Kim Baber presented at the second VALUE speaker series of 2015 organised by EmAGN along side Richards and Spence.
6 May 2015
Baber Studio principals Kim and Monique were featured in an article for the Sum Of Us segment for Brisbane News. It can be seen here
05 May 2015
The Charming Squire was featured in an article titled “Forty-eight hours in Brisbane: what to do and where to go” written by Brigid Delaney of The Guardian.
The article can be read here
01 May 2015
Baber Studio was shortlisted in a number of catagories for the 2015 Houses Awards. Shutter House was shortlisted in the Sustainability category and also the House Alteration and Addition Under 200m2. It and the other finalists can be seen here:
Baber Studio is also a finalist in the Emerging Architecture Practice, which is a new category for this year’s Houses Awards.
More information can be found here:
27 March 2015
The Charming Squire, which was completed in association with Collins + Turner and D’Occhio has been published in Artichoke, Australia’s interiors and design magazine – http://architectureau.com/magazines/artichoke/
18 March 2015
The Baber Studio Blueprint Exhibition, which featured 10 local Brisbane print makers was published in the Autumn 2015 issue of Imprint Magazine in “Blueprint”, written by Carol Schwarzman (p29).
The publication can be found at local and interstate art galleries and more information about it can be found here.
16 March 2015
The Charming Squire is a finalist in the Hospitality Design category in this year’s Australian Interior Design Award.
More information can be found here
15 March 2015
Shutter House published in Houses, Australia’s leading residential architecture magazine for designers and their clients – http://architectureau.com/magazines/houses/
11 March 2015
Kim Baber, Principal of Baber Studio was awarded the QLD Emerging Architects Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects at the 2015 President’s Dinner.
16 February 2015
The Shutter House appears on Architecture AU in an article entitled ‘Life on the edge: Shutter House’ written by Margie Fraser.
The article can be read here
01 October 2014
The Shutter House was recently published in the 1000th issue of Brisbane News.
20 June 2014
The office fit out for Murphy Pipe and Civil, which was completed in collaboration with Marc&Co Architects and Jarosz Design has received a State Commendation in the 2014 Queensland Architecture Awards for Interior Architecture.
16 May 2014
The office fit out for Murphy Pipe and Civil, which was completed in collaboration with Marc&Co Architects and Jarosz Design has received a Regional Commendation in the 2014 Queensland Architecture Awards for Interior Architecture.
07 April 2014
Baber Studio was mentioned in a recent article by the Australian Design Review which discussed the place and history of Donovan Hill.
The recently finished fit out for Murphy Pipe and Civil, which was completed in collaboration with Marc&Co Architects and Jarosz Design has been shortlisted in this year’s Australian Interior Design Awards.
Baber Studio, in collaboration with Anupama Kundoo have been shortlisted in the Australian Interior Design Award for participation in the CUSP Exhibition: Designing into the Next Decade. The exhibition will be shown at the State Library of Queensland between 01 November 2014 – 08 February 2015. More information about the exhibition can be found below.
Light Matters: Cust Exhibition
Anupama Kundoo, in collaboration with Baber Studio exhibited explorations into the use of ferrocement and folded origami paper forms as part of the Cusp Exhibition: Designing into the future.
Light Matters is part of ongoing research into building strategies that create a higher quality of life, with lighter environmental impact. The Light Matters team led by Dr. Anupama Kundoo, in collaboration with Kim Baber of Baber Studios, and Greg Killen of Greg Killen Consulting Engineers with assistance from five University of Queensland Master of Architecture students.
The current focus of the research is to arrive at a light weight ferrocement shelter prototype based on introduction of folds and bends that lend this thin material rigidity and make it viable as an affordable alternative to roof construction. Inspired by crease patterns developed in origami, the prototype shelter integrates geometry, engineering and material properties in the development of appropriate forms.
The prototype developed in full scale will be displayed as part of the CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade nationally touring exhibition organised by Object: Australian Design Centre.
Students from UQ include; Dong La, Kevin Park, Abdon Dantas, Victoria Goh and Chi Tang.