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Focus Apartments in Parramatta, Sydney by Tony Owen Partners

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

Tony Owen Partners have just completed the Focus Apartments in Parramatta, Sydney. The 15 storey tower by Merhis is Sydney’s largest fully steel framed apartment building and contains 120 units in 2 towers. The steel structure also uses lightweight Hebel floors and walls and is the first of a number of projects being developed by this group. This prototype building explores different techniques to achieve a high quality design at a lower price point. The use of steel resulted in a lower cost and faster construction.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: Focus Apartments
  • Location: Parramatta, Australia

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Mr Big Stuff in Victoria, Australia by TechneArchitecture + Interior Design

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Article source: TechneArchitecture + Interior Design

“Mr Big Stuff, who do you think you are?  You wear all those fancy clothes and have a big fine car,” sang Jean Knight.

This new restaurant and bar located in Meyers Place, Melbourne shares its name with the iconic song ‘Mr Big Stuff’ from the 1970’sand sets the tone for both the food offering and the space itself.

Image Courtesy © TechneArchitecture + Interior Design

Image Courtesy © TechneArchitecture + Interior Design

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Curtain Apartments in Wolli Creek, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The new Curtain Apartment building by Tony Owen Partners Has just been approved at Wolli Creek near Sydney Airport. The 200 apartment building is located at the waterfront and has panoramic water views of Sydney’s skyline. The Curtain also fronts onto a large park and Botany Bay. The design is unique in that all apartments face north to the view. This ensures all units have wide frontages and all rooms have balconies to take advantage of the site. In addition, almost all are ‘thru-units’ running north to south. This is achieved using open rear access corridors on the south which are accessed from external, lift towers. As a result all of the units are naturally ventilated. This minimizes energy costs making this a highly sustainable design.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: Curtain Apartments
  • Location: Wolli Creek, Sydne, Australia
  • Software used: Autocad, 3d max, rhino

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The Melbourne in Brisbane, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: Tony Owen Partners 

The Melbourne is a 20 storey residential tower located on Brisbane’s Southbank. Melbourne Street occupies an important link between Southbank and the CBD and between the riverfront cultural precinct and the interior of Southbank. It is one of the major gateways to the city.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

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AGL LAKESIDE PAVILION in NSW, Australia by Kennedy Associates Architects

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Article source: Kennedy Associates Architects

The ‘Raw Australian Shed’ by Kennedy Associates Architects has been shortlisted in the 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards for the AGL Lakeside Pavilion at the Australian Botanic Garden in Sydney. Drawing together two highly symbolic concepts: the semi permanent theatrical marquee and the more permanent vernacular shed, it’s a generous building that inspires and lifts you.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Kennedy Associates Architects
  • Project: AGL LAKESIDE PAVILION
  • Location: Mt Annan Drive, Mt Annan, NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Site Area: 416 Ha
  • Footprint: 350m2
  • GFA: 350m2
  • Height: 6m
  • Cost: $650 000 AUD
  • Cost/m2: $1857 AUD
  • Design Team and Collaborators: Kennedy Associates Architects, The Australian Botanic Gardens (Client, Landscape Architect), Bay and Coast Metal, BRH Steel Constructions, Zadro Constructions, Cardno.

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Trifolium in Sydney, Australia by AR-MA

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: AR-MA

Fugitive Structures in an architectural design competition commissioned by SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Arts Foundation) in Sydney, Australia. It is an invited competition, run annually over four years that seeks to showcase emerging architects from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The brief was to explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication. In 2014, AR-MA were successful in securing the commission.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: AR-MA
  • Project: Trifolium
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Year: Design: June 2013 – December 2013, Fabrication and Installation: January 2014 – March 2014
  • Area: 60 sqm
  • Design Team: Robert Beson, Gabriele Ulacco, Tony Ho, Guido Maciocci, Nono Martinez Alonso, Simon Vorhammer
  • Collaborators: Fabrication: Terry TIsdale, OX Engineering; Structure: Alex Edwards, ARUP; Lighting: Tim Carr, ARUP; Planning: URBIS; Landscaping: 360 degree; BVN Donovan Hill
  • Manufacturers / Suppliers: Ox Engineering, CASF / Du Pont Corian, Rimex MetalsFrilingos Commercial Interiors, Barossa Quarries, Sydney Precast, Xenian Lighting,

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Hyland House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Article source: Chris Elliott Architects

A small intervention vastly improves lifestyle An old terrace in inner city Sydney, its rear dilapidated, bordering on potential collapse. An innovative solution opens up the house to the garden and lets in more light. The new bathroom is broken up into separate components to avoid obstructing the flow of the house.

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

  • Architects: Chris Elliott Architects
  • Project: Hyland House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Richard Glover
  • Software used: Microstation and 3D Studio 
  • Size: 26sqm

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Paddington Residence in Queensland, Australia by Ellivo architects

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: Paddington Residence

Minimal and raw, yet textured and welcoming, the Paddington Residence is an exploration of flexibility, space, and materials. Designed by and for Ellivo Architects’

Image Courtesy © Scott Burrows

Image Courtesy © Scott Burrows

  • Architects: Ellivo architects
  • Project: Paddington Residence
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Scott Burrows
  • Completed: 2014

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Hover House in Victoria, Australia by Bower Architecture

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Bower Architecture

Hover house is a residence in beachside Mt. Martha (Victoria, Australia) which re-imagines the single dwelling courtyard. Site on a rear battle-axe block with minimal outlook, privacy or street frontage, the project brief was for a tranquil, sustainable and private home filled with natural light, warmth and texture. In response, the concept sought to create a captivating internal focus in the form of a private central courtyard, providing a strong link between key spaces. In order to maximise natural light and privacy a simple sectional gable shape was extruded through the east-west axis of the house, resulting in a form that efficiently collects rainwater, incorporates sustainable passive systems and emphasises views to distant gum tree canopies.

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • Architects: Bower Architecture
  • Project: Hover House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Shannon McGrath
  • Date of completion: Jan 2013
  • Design time: 6 months
  • Construction time: 1 year
  • Project type: Single New Dwelling
  • Size (m2): 260sqm (incl. carport)
  • Location: Mt. Martha, Victoria, Australia
  • PROJECT ARCHITECT: Chema Bould
  • DESIGN TEAM: Chema Bould, Jade Vidal, Anna Dutton, Bob Sinclair, Rose Heeley, Ben Shields
Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • BUILDER: Phil Ellison (Ellcon Building Contractors)
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Andrew Beattie (Beattie Consulting Engineers)
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Sean Edgington
  • Structure:  Timber Framed,
  • Walls and cladding: Woodform, Solid timber blackbutt end matched shiplap cladding, James hardie,  Scyon Axon, painted black
  • Roofing: Bluescope Steel Custom or roof cladding Night Sky
  • Glazing and doors: Windows, Capral, 625 Narrowline, Powder coated black,  Sliding door, Brio Single Run 250 Top Hung, Powder coated black Sliding Door,  Capral, 200 series Sliding Door, Powder coated black
  • Finishes: Polished Concrete Slab, Finewood Ventech, Australian blackbutt timber veneer panels, Wicanders Cork Comfort Cork Tile, Slate Eclipse
  • Lighting: Inlite Outline 50 Profile Pendant

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Parure House in Victoria, Australia by Architects EAT

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Article source: Architects EAT

The Parure House (that is, a set of jewellery to be adorned together at once) is an exercise in abject darkness versus stark light; the compact crossed with the open, and closeted privacy against unabashed experiences of the exterior environment.

Amidst the need to maximise space and storage ‐ requiring full expansion to the boundaries of the land, windows (and also facade) were almost left to the wayside. Internal volume was the constant throughout the design. Punctuations in the external building fabric articulate the interior with strong exterior connections, even in such localised context.

Image Courtesy © James Coombe

Image Courtesy © James Coombe

  • Architects: Architects EAT
  • Project: Parure House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: James Coombe
  • Company: Architects EAT
  • Project Architect: James Coombe
  • Project Team: Albert Mo, Eid Goh, Peter Knights, Harvey Tancuan
  • Completion Date: June 2011
  • Project Type: Residential Alteration and Addition
  • Site Size: 210 sqm Floor Area: 165 sqm

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