Walumba Elders Centre by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Iredale Pedersen Hook is a progressive, young architecture practice with studios in Perth and Melbourne and a rapidly expanding diverse body of work throughout Australia. From the wine region of Victoria’s Yarra Valley, to the desert of the North Kimberly region, through suburban Perth and the rural edge of Melbourne to remote Christmas Island, the projects are as individual and eclectic as the landscape they occupy. Each piece of architecture seeks to embody a unique design response of innovation and delight. The works can be gathered in relation to their geographical location demonstrating an embrace of their context and closer examination reveals a collection of thematic concerns that evolve and develop. The studio is dedicated to the pursuit of appropriate design of effective sustainable buildings with a responsible environmental and social agenda. Their projects have won multiple awards including two honourable mentions in the Architectural Review (UK) Awards for Emerging Architecture.

The architecture of iredale pedersen hook is drawn from a landscape that is dominated by the horizon. In Australia the desert and the ocean operate as constant counterpoints to the occupation of land by built objects. The work shares an understanding of an edge condition that is described by remote locations, incredible sites and the centre of the peripheral.

The studio operates around three very different individuals with three very different approaches to their work, however it proves to be a very complementary assemblage due to the collaborative skills of all the partners. Underpinning the collaboration is a mutual commitment to produce architecture that is responsive and compelling. After ten years together the refined combination of the three partner’s talents supplemented by a strong, ambitious team provides iredale pedersen hook architects with a unique depth for the provision of architectural services.




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