Double Eagle - Work in progress by Timothy Birch Studio.

The project has 2 central ideas that form the concept: The references to Double Eagle both as golfing achievement and majestic bird. The other is the family.


Like the eagle, the project soars to new heights as a market leader and the silhouetted form of all 8 towers attempts to emulate the rise and fall of the eagle’s graceful wings with central tower no 5 becoming the raised head.

The buildings have also been conceived as a family or team. Where each can have individuality whilst still remaining part of a whole. Tower 5 becomes the father of the family with its dominant height and centrality, while the corner towers, number 1 & 8 are like the older brothers protecting the family.

These corner forms act like billboards which bookend the project and become the interfaces to the adjacent neighborhood and greater context. Aside from the corners, the towers are joined in a symbiotic relationship with each arranged in pairs, joined at their entries and cores, seemingly leaning on each other for mutual support.

The projects success as a whole, is due to its balance of both the metaphorical concepts above, combined with the rigorous and pragmatic rhythms afforded through the simplicity and sustainability of modulation.

This balanced composition also draws from references to traditional Chinese materials like, beautiful stone, colourful textiles and the warmth of bamboo. We hope this project fulfills its expectations and can become a success for Zhongshan.

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Designer Recycling by Live Sunshine Coast by Timothy Birch Studio.

Local architect and sole director of O.G.E Group, John Robertson, believes that good architecture must challenge, test and respond to countless variables, which is exactly what he has achieved with his contemporary and eco-friendly ‘Beach Box’ in Buddina.

“This modern-day shack uses three shipping containers as the primary structural building blocks and has the extremely modest and almost unbelievable budget of $170,000 to construct, which certainly isn’t something you hear these days for a modern beachside home.”

Full article here: Live Sunshine Coast 


OGE Wins Award For Beach Box – Buddina by Timothy Birch Studio.


OGE Wins The Gabriel Poole Award: In addition to a Regional Commendation, The Beach Box by OGE Group Architects was presented with the Gabriel Poole Award for House of the Year.

‘The utilisation of ‘once used’ shipping containers provides a robust and cost effective opportunity to re-engage with the beach culture and mixed use zoning of Buddina. The grouping provides separate private zones with pop outs for greater internal widths, linking with decks and courtyards and a simple skillion roof over entry referencing modest beach house vernacular. This playful use of containers, engages simple yet appropriate interiors and integration with the landscape. However, its power lies in the way it engages with the street and greater public domain through blurred internal/external and public/private boundaries, street furniture and through its honest and engaging presentation,’ the jury said.

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