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break!

An advanced heads up!  We’re taking leave from Friday 21st December 2018 and we’ll be back on Monday 7th January 2019.  Any urgent matters can be emailed to gk@gkarchitects.com.au and messages can be left on our office mobile +61 403 980 117.  Parcels can be delivered to PO Box 1389, Booragoon, WA, 6954.

 

GK

 

tuesdays

I’ve resumed my teaching role at Curtin University this semester on Tuesdays of every week.  If you need to contact me, please send an email to me at gk@gkarchitects.com.au .  Alternatively, you can text me or leave a voice mail on +61 403 980 117.

contact details

Just a note that our landline will no longer work from Saturday 21/4/2018 as we’re switching to NBN.  And since I’m supreme commander, iron dictator and sun god around here, I’ve decided that we’ll be minimalist in our approach and rid of the archaic landline and fax altogether since all it seems to attract are cold callers/telemarketers and always someone who is trying to sell us some shit that we don’t need.  Our clients, consultants, product reps…basically anyone who needs to speak with us will need to contact our dedicated mobile number which will remain as +61 403 980 117.

 

every dog has its day!

Happy Lunar New Year to everyone!  As with every other year, let us all hope that the year of the Dog will bring us all the good stuff and for the love of mankind, less bullshit please!!!

2017 and the year of the Rooster was, I’m sure is now universally agreed, was a nonsense of a year!  No doubt one that will stay in our demented memory forever.  It was a period in history that future generations will Google search [or whatever they use in the future – GoogleFace/GoogleBook/Foogle/GooFace?] and the results for the events of 2017 will look like something out of a bizarre C-rated amateurish movie only available on YouTube with plot lines only a failing wannabe screenwriter could come up with while trippin’ in his basement over several months!  After the movie, the unfortunate audience just wasted 2 hours of their lives that they will not be able to get back…except it was a whole 12 months!! WTF, Rooster??  Was it punishment for our large consumption of eggs and hot wings??

Enough ranting…back to the grind!

 

GK

2018

We’re back!

11

Gerry Kho Architects is 11 years old today!

We’d like to thank all our clients for another year.  We’d also like to give massive shout outs and thank you to the contractors, tradies, suppliers and consultants for your time, effort and conversations.  Thanks to everyone who supported us over the years!

 

GK

we need a break!

Just a short FYI – our studio will be taking a short break to coincide with the building industry holiday over the Christmas and New Year period.  Officially, our last day will be Friday 15th December 2017 and we’ll be back on Monday 8th January 2018.

As usual, emails can be sent to gk@gkarchitects.com.au and physical mails/parcels can be delivered to PO Box 1389, Booragoon, WA, 6954.

And if you need to reach me, I’ll make myself available on my mobile +61 403 980 117.

Please note that starting 2018 our studio will be ‘consultation by appointment only‘.  If you need to swing by our business premise, shoot us an email to make arrangements.

For now, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a joyous and safe festive season! :)

biccari dr residence update

Thought we’d provide a quick update on this project.  There were many dramas over the past few months including a high level of theft and vandalism [some idiot set fire in one of the bedrooms upstairs!] which was somewhat surprising for the area.  However, the building is shaping up fantastically!

As seen in the [rather bad] photos below, the top level external walls are closing up.  Coming to the end of 2017, we’ll hopefully see the bottom level close up before Christmas and work can begin on the interior when activities begin again in 2018.

As usual, keep an eye out on this blog for more updates [even though we’ve been a bit too busy to write in this blog since the end of June…oops!].

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…a belated update on the architecture awards 2016

Since the 2017 Architecture Awards is currently in progress, it reminded me that I didn’t provide an update on our entry in the Architecture Awards last year!  Oops!  I can’t believe it has been a full year since!  Anyway…in 2016 the New Ronald McDonald House was shortlisted in all 5 categories that the project was entered into/nominated for.  Below results:

  • Residential Architecture [Multiple Housing] – shortlisted
  • Commercial Architecture – shortlisted
  • Interior Architecture – shortlisted
  • Sustainable Architecture – shortlisted
  • The Mondoluce Lighting Award – shortlisted

We didn’t take home a prize but this shouldn’t come as a surprise since we were the underdogs against a lot of very prominent practices armed with an unusually large number of very public and/or government projects e.g. Treasury buildingCity of Perth Library etc.  I did leave with the knowledge and the satisfaction that we gave the ol’ boys and big dogs a run for their money!!  woof woof mud@f@k@s!