Dalyellup College, State-of-the-Art Facilities

Dalyellup College, State-of-the-Art Facilities

Dalyellup College, State-of-the-Art Facilities

Dalyellup, Western Australia, Australia

Parry & Rosenthal Architects were awarded the $30 million dollar contract to design stage 2 of the Dalyellup College in Western Australia.

This project consists of two new 2 storey buildings on the east side of the campus with state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms and associated activity spaces, staff areas, science laboratories and storerooms, an IT laboratory and computing resource area, interview rooms, a new uniform store, café area as well as a fitness centre. These new additions to the secondary complex at the campus will also include an auditorium that seats up to 75 people.

This major project development provides world-class education facilities for up to 1200 year 7 to 12 students in a resilient, timeless building.

Altair Louvre Windows by Breezway have been installed to help provide comfortable learning and teaching spaces for occupants. The modern, chic design of the Altair Louvre is ideal for this type of space as blades open wide to provide abundant fresh breezes and a clear, open connection to the outdoors. Breezway Louvres with the Stronghold System were specified to offer greater strength in order to minimise the risk of blades being dislodged by impact, perfect for this school environment and maintaining the safety of students.

This project won the Master Builders award for Commercial Industrial Buildings over $6,000,000.

Architect – Parry & Rosenthal Architects

Photographer – Robert Frith, Acorn Photo

Halo Apartments, Inner-City Living

Halo Apartments, Inner-City Living

Halo Apartments, Inner-City Living

West Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Halo on Mount is a nine level residence featuring 21 apartments, two exclusive penthouses and a café.

Located on the City’s doorstep and nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful parklands in Australia Halo represents a new genre of urban living.

Halo interiors are a thoughtful appointment of timeless finishes and materials reflecting a style consistent with the quality of the building and its occupants.

Responsible, sustainable development principles formed the foundation in the selection of each and every component of the building in order to reduce energy consumption, water usage and long term maintenance of the building.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System (with heat soaked glass) have been specified to assist with natural ventilation and the reduction of power-hungry air conditioning whist providing added strength and safety for this multi-level building. When closed, they also seal tight to ensure protection from the elements and block out noise from inner-city traffic surrounding the building.

By night the glow from within creates a sublime luminescence that changes constantly. Few city apartments bring air and light and integrate harmoniously with the outside world, while still offering a feeling of privacy and security.

Halo offers unprecedented, innovative and sophisticated layouts, details and finishes.

Project Date – September 2015

Architect – Barry Baltinas
Baltinas Architecture

Iglu, Light Fresh Natural Apartment Living For Students

Iglu, Light Fresh Natural Apartment Living For Students

Iglu, Light Fresh Natural Apartment Living

Chatswood, Sydney, Australia

Iglu Chatswood is a 396-bed student accommodation facility located adjacent to the Chatswood rail interchange. The project was purpose built for student living and comprises two linear forms of 11 and 12 storeys separated to the north by a landscaped courtyard and linked to the south by a lower recessed volume with a roof terrace that enjoys excellent views of the Sydney CBD.

These forms read as a series of stacked volumes of between one and three storeys in height that sit on a two storey terracotta base that provides warmth and a human scale to the street.

Accommodation consists of studios and cluster apartments that are accessed off glazed corridors which provide natural light and ventilation through the use of Altair Louvre Windows to the lift lobbies.

Residents enter via a new landscaped share way into a light filled double height space that serves as a living room for the entire building community. The two lower levels of the building accommodate a range of indoor and outdoor communal spaces for residents to meet and socialise. Internally off-form concrete, timber and terracotta provide a backdrop of raw and natural materials, with colour and texture introduced through fabric, rugs and furniture to create a relaxed atmosphere.

Basil Richardson from Bates Smart stated “For the Iglu student housing project in Chatswood, we were looking to maximise ventilation and views for each apartment. Breezway Altair Louvre Windows were an ideal solution, as they effectively doubled the amount of free air that we were able to provide, while the frameless glass allowed for unimpeded views out of the building.”

Project Date – February 2014

Architect – Basil Richardson
Associate Director of Bates Smart Architects
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Sydney Apartments, Enclosed Balcony with Stronghold

Sydney Apartments, Enclosed Balcony with Stronghold

Multi-level Apartments with Enclosed Balcony

Bankstown, Sydney, Australia
Designed by Tony Owen Partners, this spectacular Bankstown Apartment project is located on Chapel Road in New South Wales.

The multi-storey project incorporates Altair Louvre Windows with the Stronghold System into the façade of the building to eliminate the need for balustrading.

Ideal for use more than four metres above ground level, the Stronghold System has been specifically designed to mechanically retain blades so ventilation can be maximised while providing added safety to the entire window opening.

Altair Louvres with the Stronghold System have been strategically placed on the corner of the building as a key visual feature. Being a high quality window system, Altair Louvres will provide protection from the elements and are restricted to comply with Fall Prevention requirements.

Breezway Altair Louvre Windows were recommended to the Developer by the Architects at Tony Owen Partners due to their visually appealing aesthetics, the products full certification and compliance with Australian Standards, and Breezway’s strong reputation in the window industry.

This project is still under construction and is expected to be completed early-2014.

Architect – Tony Owen Partners

Lifestyle Working Collins Street, Office Block

Lifestyle Working Collins Street, Office Block

Lifestyle Working Collins Street, Office Block

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
“Lifestyle Working Collins Street combines architectural vision and creative planning with community responsibility, commercial functionality and environmental sustainability.”


Lifestyle Working Collins Street is a development that accommodates over 137 individual commercial suites and retail spaces in the heart of Melbourne at 838 Collins Street. The project is a creation by Lend Lease in consultation with Stable Group and designed by Nettletontribe Project Architects.

The four storey building incorporates a series of spaces that display various levels of privacy for tenants to utilise for small to medium business types. These include flexible platforms for meeting spaces, discussion areas, alternative working environments or private areas for contemplation.

The Lifestyle Working Building allows people to move freely from space to space and encourages a diversity of businesses to occupy the space. The structure embraces values and commitment to growth and stability.

This innovative, yet clever design helps individuals connect with nature by bringing the outside in. This is achieved through multiple fixed and operable windows that filter natural light, air and a sense of space into the built environment. Altair Louvre Windows with the new Stronghold System have been incorporated into the external framework of the building to assist with energy efficiency and natural airflow. By using the Stronghold System, it provides additional strength and safety to this multi-storey building where blades are mechanically held in place by a pin that passes through the clip and blade. Standard Altair Louvre Windows have also been strategically placed internally so that air can flow throughout the building, yet noise control and privacy can be maintained when the louvres are closed.

With lower operating costs in mind and reduced energy needs due to low reliance on mechanical ventilation, these are some of the initiatives that will assist with better economic performance of the building. This project is the first strata building in Australia to enter into a commercial agreement for a 5 Star NABERS Energy and Water Rating together with a 5 Star Green Star Rating. Through these innovative technologies in energy and water usage, the impact on the environment is significantly reduced and social performance is enhanced. As a result, the Lifestyle Working building is an inspiring and enjoyable place for all building occupants to work and emphasises the importance of finding a balance between work and leisure.

Nettletontribe’s Lifestyle Working Collins Street has won the 2013 BPN Award for Large Commercial.

Project Date – September 2013

Developers – Lend Lease and Stable Group

Architect – Nettletontribe Project Architects