Design is a not only about looking good,
also about function and the form will follow.
the hallmarks of Brisbane Building Designer, Jeff Osman. Jeffs
designs have consistently been credited with numerous design awards from
the HIA, QMBA and the Building Designers
Associations since 1983.
Jeff has been honoured by the HIA since 1997 as a Judge in their Top Homes competition. This experience over 7 days serves to widen his design appreciation, skills and
In 1997, Jeffs
design practice was honoured by the Building Designers Association of Queensland
with the Award of Excellence for the best building designer business in the State. This
award acknowledges a premier business which its members would wish to aspire to... a
credit to his abilities as a designer, and also a credit to his dedicated staff and his
quality control and management.
Jeff is well known
within the Queensland building industry as an innovative and practical designer, with a
flair for imaginative designs, that are documented with great care and attention to
detail, and satisfies the most fastidious of builders.
illustrations and presentations are offered to all of Jeffs clients.
important that our clients fully understand our designs, and 3D images
give not only our clients a better opportunity to view their building
before its built, but its an extremely
useful design tool."
energy design is a very high priority with all of Jeffs work.
All designs undergo sun analysis for the summer and winter solstice.
Cross flow ventilation is much much more than having two windows
a room, its about looking at the total home and its site conditions.
will also assist with the comfort levels of the home and more importantly your state of
mind and the pleasure you will receive from your home and your workplace.
important to look not only at the basic design of the home, but to also address color and
landscaping to ultimately satisfy and complete all projects. Our job is not complete,
until we address colour, selection of fixtures, fittings and landscaping issues with our
asked what Jeffs favourite design styles are, he replied that
very modern expressionist buildings with lost of "guts and strength" which
gives lots of scope to explore the boundaries of his design and construction
An equal second was
light and airy, Sub-tropical buildings with lots of wood and soul, and real connection
with the Earth.
It's all about good
love em, as they force the form of the building to flow and function. They may be
challenging to design, but the end result is more satisfying, theres
no question about that."
philosophy is that all buildings and particularly homes and workspaces,
must feel relaxed, and offer real privacy when called upon, and
for all occasions, moods and functions.
Homes should offer opportunities for all members of the
family to retreat and relax, where offices need to be insulated from distractions
but open visually.
Homes should be
flexible in function, with selected walls that might move in part or in whole. In most
modern buildings, most of the internal walls are non-load bearing, so why not relook at
their function to various climatic and family situations.
Life can be too high
pressured and stressful, so why not use one your greatest investments to
help you and your family to "chill out and relax"?
Parents these days
seem to be the greatest victims of to-days work load, so why not think of your home as
your own private resort and fully understand the statement "it's good to be home".