Graduate architect awarded for 'Cool Idea'

Jun 06 2011

Graduate architect awarded for 'Cool Idea'

Jason Chambers from DesignInc, has been awarded the winner of BlueScope Steel’s ‘Cool Ideas’ competition.
 
Architects, building designers and specifiers were asked to submit their ‘Cool Idea’ for a thermally efficient workplace in 25 words or less. With 567 entries submitted, Jason’s was chosen as the winner by a panel of industry experts.
 
His winning idea was – Exterior walling that adapts to the seasons by changing colour. Black absorbs winter heat, white reflects summer heat. The bonus is an interchangeable building facade...chameleon.
 
The high profile panel of industry experts that picked the winner included Justine Clark, editor of Architecture Australia; Bill Tikos, editor of The Cool Hunter and Adam Haddow director of SJB Architects and winner of the 2009 Property Council Future Leader Award. 
 
Justine explains: “We liked the idea of a building that responds to its environment, shifting and changing with the seasons. This gives a building both aesthetic and expressive potential, as well as the technical benefits of a cooler space. We also liked the use of words here and the evocative nature of the word chameleon to describe the concept - a tricky thing to do in just 25 words!”
 
Jason, who is a graduate architect at DesignInc’s Adelaide office, said: “I came up with this idea as I wanted to suggest something that BlueScope Steel could potentially develop in the future. I’m over the moon to have won…”
 
DesignInc congratulates Jason on his win.

Author: DesignInc Melbourne
Categories: Staff News