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Bring the outside in! in Sydney’s East, Australia by Minosa Design

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

Article source: Minosa

This home is perched and cantilevering off a hill in the prestigious suburb of Dover Heights in Sydney’s East.  A beautifully architect designed home, boasting 270° panoramic views from Bondi Beach to North Sydney.  It sits on the cliff face with 2 levels above ground and four levels down and it’s a showstopper!  It embraces its surroundings and captures the stunning views in their entirety. A cutting edge modern home both architecturally and with finishes such as enormous expanses of glass, concrete, sandstone and basalt.

Image Courtesy © Minosa Design

  • Architects: Minosa Design
  • Project: Bring the outside in!
  • Location: Sydney’s East, Australia
  • Software used: Pytha 3D CAD & RadioLAB  

DIAMOND CITY in Adelaide, Australia by Tom Wiscombe Design

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Article source:  Tom Wiscombe Design

We propose an interior city existing inside a mysterious diamond-like object. The approach stands in opposition to conventional master planning, where a set of reductive instructions such as building use, open space, and setbacks inherently undermine any tendency towards massively dense or monolithic forms. This building is not a map of history, a reified system of flows, or an evolutionary diagram.

Image Courtesy © Tom Wiscombe Design

  • Architects: Tom Wiscombe Design
  • Project: DIAMOND CITY
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Software used: Maya, Rhino.

Moor House in Fitzroy, VIC, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Article source: Andrew Maynard Architects

How do you create a home in 4.5m?

It’s tricky, but a lot of fun. A family of four had lived in this modest, ageing house for almost eight years. As the children neared their teenage years something had to be done. Abandoning their home and moving elsewhere was not an option as the family was an important part of a thriving community.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennets

  • Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
  • Project: Moor House
  • Location: Fitzroy, VIC, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennets
  • AMA Team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin
  • Engineer: Coulthard Shim P/L
  • Date of completion: March 2012

Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law in Brisbane, Australia by Architectus

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

Article source: Architectus

The Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law have opened to much acclaim. The building is a radical departure from traditional court design. It exhibits a high degree of transparency and lightness appropriate to the expression of contemporary justice and to its sub-tropical locale.

Image Courtesy © Architectus

  • Architects: Architectus
  • Project: Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Client: Department of Public Works, Queensland Government
  • Approx. Value: $570m
  • Floor Area: 64 000m2
  • Completion: 2012
  • Software used: REVIT, Autocad, Adobe Photoshop and Indesign

Awards

  • 2013 AIA State Award
  • Public Buildings Category

BOX HOUSE in Strathfield, Australia by Zouk Architects

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Article source: Zouk Architects

The project is located in one of the most sought after region with exclusive real estate properties known as the golden triangle of Strathfield, NSW Australia. The leafy suburb predominantly has pre-war bungalows and houses contributing to conservative streetscapes. Due to the ineffectiveness of the existing dwelling in its planning, relation to outdoors surrounding and maintenance cost, the client has decided to start afresh by completely rebuilding.

Image Courtesy © 3.2.1 photography

  • Architects: Zouk Architects
  • Project: BOX HOUSE
  • Location: Strathfield, Australia
  • Photography: 3.2.1 photography
  • Area: 700sq, m
  • Year: 2013
  • Software used: Autocad and 3d Max

Walsh Bay in Harbour Bridge, Australia by Minosa

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Article source: Minosa

Description of the House, its local & occupants

Situated in the amazing location of Walsh Bay underneath the iconic Harbour Bridge this 80’s apartment block was tired and past it’s used by date. The client was wanting to take this to a very modern tip with the hi end finishes and products.

The family consisted of professional couple & their young child. The clients were searching for a fresh contemporary space that better utilised their small bathing space.

Image Courtesy © Minosa

  • Architects: Minosa
  • Project: Award Winning bathroom
  • Location: Harbour Bridge, Australia
  • Software used: ArchiCAD, Pytha 3D Modeller & RadioLAB for rendering

Fairfax Avenue Apartment in Sydney, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Article source: Rolf Ockert Design

We were approached by a bachelor who had just bought a penthouse apartment in an upmarket suburb of Sydney’s East. The apartment occupied the entire top floor of a 1940’s building and  had great views over Sydney harbour. On the downside it was not very well laid out and the living area was small. The connection of the living area as well as access to the large terrace was also not ideal.

Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees

  • Architects: Rolf Ockert Design
  • Project: Fairfax Avenue Apartment
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Sharrin Rees
  • Furniture and Decoration selection: Nerida Bawtree
  • Builder: Brianda Projects

Key Materials:

  • Walls: Existing, patched and painted
  • Feature wall:  Wenge veneer crown cut
  • Living Room extension and new windows: Aluminium framed E-glass, natural satin anodise
  • Flooring: Oak engineered floorboards over Regupol acousticunderlay
  • Decking: Blackbutt Timber, oiled
  • New Decking Handrail: Steel flats, galvanised and painted
  • Ceilings: Plasterboard,set, painted
  • Joinery: Pacific Walnut or Wenge Crown Cut veneer
  • Kitchen: Wenge Crown Cut veneer, 2-pack polyurethane spray and “Emperor light” stone
  • Bathrooms: Stone flooring, glass mosaic tiles

House in Kew, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

The extension is an example of responsible rationalisation of a typical suburban house which offers a stimulating environment and demonstrates environmentally sustainable design.

The project is located on a 740m2 site in Kew. The existing house whilst generously sized lacked a clear thought-out plan. The land fell 5.5m over its length and further aided to dysfunctional arrangement of spaces. The brief required a rearrangement of spaces to better cater for the young family, relating each space to the outside world.

Image Courtesy © Rhiannon Slatter

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Kew house
  • Location: Kew, Australia
  • Photography: Rhiannon Slatter
  • Completed: early 2011
  • Land size: 738m2
  • Total build size:  230m2, (grd 170m2, 1st floor 60m2)
  • Builder: Melpro building

46 North Avenue in Leichhardt, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Rolf Ockert Design 

The site is located in a heritage conservation area that is fiercly protected by Leichhardt council. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West Sydney that are still largely original in their streetscape, any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial and impossible.

Being only about 100m2 in size, the existing free-standing house was far too small for its intended use as a home for a young family with children. The only way to accommodate the intended brief was to build a two storey addition, something that did not exist in the area.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Ockert Design

  • Architects: Rolf Ockert Design
  • Project: 46 North Avenue
  • Location: Leichhardt, Australia

ZING PR in Surry Hills, Australia by Rolf Ockert Design

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Article source: Rolf Ockert Design

Design Statement

Our practice was approached by a client interested in purchasing a neglected warehouse in a run down but up-and-coming area of Surry Hills, south of Sydney’s CBD, to accommodate a growing PR company. Following an inspection and a quick concept design the client decided to purchase the property and commission ROD for the fitout.

Image Courtesy © Rolf Ockert Design

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