Julian Barrett

2020

Architecture should have a roll in the development of social happiness at the result of the built environment. Design must work alongside technological advances to assist in the public understanding of building design concepts. I’m work to improve the way that architecture can be displayed to the client through the use of a Virtual Reality setup. I like to design not for one client but think and incorporate how to design for any user of a space. I also like to think about how to take the intermediate areas of buildings, such as a carpark, and how it can engage with people thought the use of natural lighting and greenery or the role a roof can play as public space.

Julian Barrett
Dickson Public Campus Library

Dickson Public Campus Library

The library has completely open floor plan thanks to its helix structure. To enter the library the public can move from the ground forum upwards or enter on either upper cafe level or building main level two. The glass facade bulges from the floor plates to collect sun bringing it down into both the library and the surrounding floors.

National Outdoor Performance Venue

National Outdoor Performance Venue

The NOPV is a new national 15,000 (2,000 seated, 13,000 standing) person outdoor concert space. Its location on kings park draws an axis across the lake back to the parliamentary triangle. The open back concert shell allows smaller event or general public to look through towards the other national buildings that dot the south lake side. The site invites concert-goers to walk along the lake or take the stage 3 light rail with the integration of a bridge to a station.

National Archives of Australia Museum

National Archives of Australia Museum

The National Archives of Australia Museum is a new government building designed to showcase, educate and help people explore the collection of the archives. Designed to be the newest addition to the parliamentary triangle, it seeks to be respectful to the past while providing a modern open atmosphere. The NAAM sits at the foot of the National library, being conservative to their view points while connection onto the lakes edge. The building containing five gallery spaces, research centers, administration offices and restaurants to bring night life to the lake edge.