Studio News

Its that time of year again! Open House Perth 2017 is going to be the biggest event yet, a 2 day celebration of Perth’s best architecture, old and new.

David will be an ambassador for the event again, alongside some of Perth’s finest architecture and design proponents.

DWA has 3 locations open over the weekend – the …

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The Exploding! Shed House has been garnering a heap of attention of late, and we were so excited when Renovate Magazine contact us from NZ to publish the project.

Follow the link to their website to have a read about this half-house half-studio in suburban North Perth:

http://www.renovatemagazine.co.nz/blogs/renovate-magazine-home-renovations/two-in-one-home-and-studio-space-in-perth

 

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DWA Director David Weir has been presented with the Australian Institute of Architects WA Chapter Emerging Architect Prize for 2016.

The prize was presented by last year’s winner, Kylie Schoonens of Fratelle Group at the annual AIA Awards Night on Friday evening at Crown Perth, and recognises an individual emerging architect or emerging architectural collaboration’s contribution to …

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It’s that time of year again – FORM’s PUBLIC Festival is here, in and around Perth! This year, instead of street-arting all over Perth’s award-winning architecture like Kerry Hill’s State Theatre Centre and even a bit of Harry Seidler’s QV1, they have hooked with the good folk at Curtin University to bring some vibrancy to …

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We feel very lucky to have one of our projects, The Exploding! Shed House, featured in Houses magazine for February/March 2016.

Pics by Dion Robeson and words by Hayley Curnow, the issue is out now in all the best newsagencies.

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Today Tonight Perth’s Mark Gibson recently interviewed DWA director David Weir and Robeson Architects’ Simone Robeson, and featured a few small house projects, including our Exploding! Shed House and The Apartment House.

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David presenting at the 2014 Merge event 3Over/4Under ‘On Impact’, recorded by The Blue Carpet Collective as part of their archive series on WA architecture.

And here’s the programme for the night, with some information & profiles of the 7 practices which spoke – 3 established firms, 4 up-and-comers.

 

 

 

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I’ll start by acknowledging that I am aware that I’m definitely in the minority in my opinion here, but I feel it’s worth saying in any case.

 

Blank walls all over Perth and WA are currently undergoing a transformation under the guidance of FORM, …

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Our super client and instigator of The Exploding! Shed House, Karin Hearn, has just launched her new blog which will track the progress of the project. 

Karin’s L’il House Blog – All the fun and all the games of building a teeny, tiny house deep in the heart of Lower East Mt Lawley.

She is an illustrator …

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Melita Masters of Oh 8 recently interviewed DWA principal David Weir to talk architecture, Perth and influences.

Follow the link here and have a read. While you’re there take a look at some of the great work being produced by a whole gamut of Perth creative types.

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Between running around inspecting plumbing and site works this morning, we took a couple of hours to meet up with photographer Thom Perry and snap some shots for the DWA folio.

Whilst there made sure to accept the hospitality of the Crow folk and enjoyed the best brisket in town. The results will be up on …

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A while ago now Real Living Magazine featured our Apartment House, with some beautiful photos Angelita Bonetti and styling by Anna Flanders. It’s a great write up and features a very casual David Weir pretending to cook…

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The Old Crow, Newcastle Street, Northbridge is open!

Our input has been in the design of the two bars – the main drinks bar and the coffee & dessert bar – but these elements are just parts of the whole. We’re very pleased to report that the food, drinks and atmosphere stack up to the architecture…

Jump over to our Instagram …

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They say a builder’s home is never complete, and the same goes for architects – we just spend more time worrying about which shade of white to paint the ceilings. So too with the DWA office; months of scribbling and talking and scratching of heads and waiting for our work experience student to come back from holidays …

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Well, it’s a whole new year and the DWA studio is filled with the sound of architects scribbling away and complaining about the heat. The beach may be just around the corner but instead we’ll turn up the aircon and get back into our work.

We have a bunch of exciting designs that will begin construction this …

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DWA have once again been suckered in to sponsoring WA Architecture’s night of nights, the probably-annual, confusingly-named Gazebo 2 end of semester/end of year celebration!

Timed to align with the Curtin Graduate Exhibition, UWA’s folio hand-in day and the launch night of Perth’s inaugural Open House fest, the party is open to students, practising architects, friends, …

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Just down a laneway, past the spreading fig tree, is the site for our next residential project…keep an eye on the blog for more to come.

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It’s miserable outside today so it’s a perfect day to be starting work on a new interior project! We got the nod this morning to begin work on a fit-out for a new restaurant but we can’t say what, where or who!

Really this post is more tease than news, but we are very excited here …

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It’s been a long time in development, but finally after some hard work from our very favourite graphic designers tonne gramme, we here at DWA are pleased to unleash our new website!

With some incredibly exciting projects on our drawing board this year we will be using this new site as a way to keep y’all …

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Our little Apartment House sparked some interest last year and a few publications saw fit to showcase the project. Over the next few weeks we will upload some of the articles; this first one is an interview with Morag MacKinnon from Box Magazine on the house and residential design.

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