Damian Hadley, our founding director, features in a two page article in this months Engineers Australia magazine talking about Knowledge Management (KM). KM is a key focus area within our business strategy and core values. As indicated in the article, we believe that high performance and creativity go hand-in-hand and both are results of a successful KM system. We also believe that KM is a key for business legacy and business reputation.
Thanks to Radial, our life blood, for helping us set up all of the powerful systems we now have in place including their “Philosophy of Knowledge” which is the feature of the article. We would not be where we are without their continuous support since our inception in 2010.
Radial has worked with us to set up fully integrated and harmonised systems for our business. They have helped us develop and implement a full A-Z Categorisation system which is at the heart of their “Philosophy of Organisation” with powerful benefits.
One of the key elements to intelligent engineering solutions is creativity. Radial’s “Philosophy of Creativity” is now fully integrated into our business and has changed the way we think about creativity in our office.
We also use Radial’s “Philosophy of Risk” to help us comply with the new Safety in Design requirements of WHS Act and Regulations 2011. They have also shown us how to use this philosophy to monitor and control business risk and grow business legacy. Their ingenious “Radial Red Button” is an extraordinarily simply concept that took a few minutes to implement and has profoundly changed the way we think about risk.
Another beautiful project with the glorious Tribe Studio
We have moved
Thanks to our continued success over the last 2.5 years we have outgrown our offices on Enmore Road. We have moved to a great new office space at the Flourmill Studios in Newtown.
All of our contact details will remain the same including our telephone (02) 9565 4292 but our address will be:
Suite 206, Flourmill Studios
3 Gladstone Street, NEWTOWN NSW 2042
House Kalafatas Challita winner of Small Project Architecture Award at the Australian Institute of Architects Architecture Awards. June 2012.
“Twelve kilometres from the Sydney CBD, Bardwell Park is a quintessential suburb of modest red-brick and tile bungalows. Most of Sydney bypasses Bardwell Park, travelling below through the M5 Motorway. Architecture, too, has largely bypassed this area, but in this unique instance has offered a new life to an ordinary bungalow. Tribe Studio has added an exquisite skillion roof pavilion of such elegant simplicity that its dimensions appear much more generous than they actually are. Separated from the main house by a room-sized courtyard to the north, the addition is built of recycled brick saved by the owners, roughly laid and internally painted in white. Its rusticity and abstract vernacular form recalls Aalto or the villages of the Greek islands.
There is admirable balance between material textures and smooth planes. Clever use of large sliding timber doors conceals toys, controls sunlight penetration and directs views externally or back to the original house. Judicious planning and reworking of the original bungalow has rewarded the owners with an en suite that unexpectedly opens to its own courtyard with outdoor shower and adds to the playful or holiday atmosphere.
It is an extremely clever alteration and addition that demonstrates one does not need a sizeable budget or dramatic site to achieve a long-lasting and rewarding beauty. Tribe Studio have used a robust and intimate language of material and volumes in ways that have produced a house of great delight.”
Small budget projects require intelligent engineering. Collaboration was the key to the simple and clever manipulation of the structural elements leading to brick lintels being the only steelwork on this project. Horizontal timber ply braced elements provided stability to the tall walls. Tribe was happy to incorporated these elements into the joinery making for a stunningly simple structure, especially since it was going to save the client over $10,000.
Cantilever Consulting Engineers