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Australian Institute of Architecture – Raising the green Bar & 5×4

Posted on: November 19th, 2013 by Barley Store

The Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architecture last week held an event at the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project Site in East Melbourne.
Under the Sustainable Architecture Forum, ‘Raising the Green Bar,’ the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project was presented to the attending members of the Australian Institute of Architecture.
Craig Chatman (ARKit, Project Architect & Builder) along with Ralph Alphonso (Barley Store & Client/Project Manager) presented to the AIA members, their perspective and insights on the Project.

Craig’s presentation:

  • Introduction of the Design & Construction company ARKit – a hybrid prefabrication company which is combining architectural services, project management and manufacturing.
  • The local history of prefabrication buildings which show a rapid expansion in Australia during the last 10 years.
  • Discussion of the Design Overview including:
    -the way how to reduce emission of greenhouse gases
    -how to provide low impact, low cost residential buildings to manage urban sprawl
    -demonstrate to consumers and property developer markets how attractive and affordable sustainable solutions can be
    -demonstrate the self-sufficient of residential accommodations in energy requirements, water requirement and waste manage

  • The stair circulation options
  • The 10 Principles and Objectives of One Planet Living
  • Identify how the 5×4 project could respond to the One Planet Living principles
  • ARKit considered a variety of possible sustainable materials for the building
  • Presentation of Dr. Robert Crawford’s calculation of the total life cycle embodied energy of each system
  • Please download Craig’s Presentation Notes below

    5×4 Newsletter Edition 2 – Out Now

    Posted on: November 13th, 2013 by Sabrina Barley Store Productions

    We have officially launched the second edition of the 5×4 newsletter.

    Click on the image below to preview our second newsletter.

    Support from BZE

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    Beyond Zero Emission featured us in their blog today.
    BZE is assisting the 5×4 team with the specification of these electrical appliances and the zero fossil gas/ 100% renewable electricity project. The dwelling will be powered by a combination of rooftop solar photovoltaic and 100% renewable Green Power.
    Click on the image below to view the full post!

    5×4 Hayes Lane Project featured in ACF blog

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    The Project has been featured in an article by Sarah Day of ACF. Click on the image below to read the full article!


    Featured in City of Melbourne ‘Sustainability Stories’

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    The 5×4 Hayes Lane Project has just been featured as part of The City of Melbourne’s ‘Sustainability Stories’.

    Click the image below to view the full feature!

    Interview with Danny Vadasz (ACF)

    Posted on: May 22nd, 2013 by Barley Store

    Today we interviewed Danny Vadasz, COO of Australian Conservation Foundation.
    Issues discussed include:
    – ACF’s work in urban challenges
    – ACF’s contribution to sustainable building and how they support any project with similar aims on sustainability
    – Defining success in build projects

    Interview with Prof. Robert Adams – Melbourne City Council, supporting the ‘5×4 Hayes Lane Project’

    Posted on: May 12th, 2013 by Barley Store

    Our interview with Professor Rob Adams AM, Director City Design at City of Melbourne. His thought on the 5×4 Hayes lane Project.
    Rob was awarded the Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award in 2008 and the Order of Australia in 2007 for his contribution to Architecture and Urban Design.
    A champion of both the arts and environmental sustainability he has worked to ensure that good urban design is established as a platform for city development into the 21st Century. Some key projects include CH2 Australia’s first 6 Star Green Commercial Office Building, Birrarung Marr, Swanston Street, City Square, Sandridge Bridge, East Melbourne Library, Urban Forest Strategy and the City of Melbourne Street Furniture range.
    His current interests concern the health and sustainability of the Metro city and he has published and presented extensively on the subject of Transforming Cities for a Sustainable Future.

    Interview with Trent Hawkins (Beyond Zero Emissions)

    Posted on: May 3rd, 2013 by Barley Store

    The 5×4 Hayes Lane Project is supported by Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE).
    Check out our interview with Trent Hawkins, BZE’s Project Director of the Buildings Plan.
    Issues discussed include:
    – How BZE works to investigate solutions to the current fossil fuel economy
    – Why it’s important for BZE to associate with the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project
    – The desired outcome from the Project