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Coogee House in Sydney, Australia by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects 

This alts and adds project involved converting an existing 1920’s duplex apartment into a house. The internal planning was modified including all new bathrooms, kitchen and fit out. The existing street side facade was modified in keeping with the character of the existing building, the rear was completely opened to the garden and a new pavilion structure built to house dining and living areas. The contemporary and light filled new spaces make reference to the older existing ones in their materiality and proportions, but are distinctly contrasting. The result is a light filled new living area and character filled bedrooms and other rooms which highlight the qualities of the old and the new.

Image Courtesy © Prue Ruscoe

  • Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Project: Coogee House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Prue Ruscoe
  • Project size: 231 m2
  • Completion date: Jul 2015

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Tamarama House in Sydney, Australia by Porebski Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Porebski Architects

Located on a corner site on the hills overlooking Tamarama Beach the design allows the house to be a sculpture on the site. With stone forming the base a sculptured curved fa§ade creates the lighter upper levels. The building is beautifully modulated by the use of timber batten extensions forming bay windows against the curvaceous white render masonry which all sit wonderfully with the Will Dangar designed gardens.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Porebski Architects
  • Project: Tamarama House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia 
  • Photography: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander
  • Interior designer: Alexandra Donohoe

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Duplex & the City in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Equivalent to the brownstones of New York, this interwar duplex is a humane scale solution to housing in the Sydney city fringes.

Shoulder to shoulder with other apartment buildings, the original 1920s two-storey flats were transformed into a four storey block with a basement carpark and cellar, a ground floor garden apartment and a two-storey penthouse.

The scissor balconies of the back elevation are angled to offer side views while maintaining the building’s rear alignment with the neighbouring properties. The Council thought but resisted the tempation to emacitate the elevation by cutting it back to a flat façade. Sydney City Council is a design intelligent council, a rare thing in that level of authority, Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

The scissor balconies of the back elevation are angled to offer side views while maintaining the building’s rear alignment with the neighbouring properties. The Council thought but resisted the tempation to emacitate the elevation by cutting it back to a flat façade. Sydney City Council is a design intelligent council, a rare thing in that level of authority, Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

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CONCORD HOUSE_I in Sydney, Australia by Studio Benicio

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Studio Benicio

This low maintenance, contemporary four bedroom house located in Concord, Sydney, completed in May 2016, has been designed to showcase the owners’ love for concrete and to provide more space and greater amenity for their family of four.

The clients were after a new contemporary house that would make better use of their existing site than their tired, red brick cottage. The clients own and operate a formwork business, which in turn has garnered them a great love and appreciation for concrete and wanted their new house to feature this throughout.

Image Courtesy © Studio Benicio

Image Courtesy © Studio Benicio

  • Architects: Studio Benicio (Ian Bennett)
  • Project: CONCORD HOUSE_I
  • Location: Concord, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Katherine Lu
  • Project Team: Ian Bennett
  • Builder: House Trends
  • Structural Engineer: NB Consulting
  • Joiner: Homestyle Kitchens
  • Site Area: 460.4m2
  • Floor Area: 230.0m2
  • Design + Documentation: 9 months
  • Construction: 16 months

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Flower Power in Sydney, Australia by Lacoste+Stevenson Architects

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects

The refurbishment of the Reg Bartley Oval Grandstand required restoration of the existing grandstand and the construction of new public amenities and ground staff facilities. The brief included demolition of three buildings that surrounded and attached to the grandstand, cutting it off from the street and parkland behind.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects
  • Project: Flower Power
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Cave Restaurant in Sydney, Australia by Koichi Takada Architects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Article source: Koichi Takada Architects

We aim to change the way we ate and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience.

We have experimented with noise levels in relationship to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding.

Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees

Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees

  • Architects: Koichi Takada Architects
  • Project: Cave Restaurant (Sushi Train Maroubra)
  • Location: Maroubra, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Sharrin Rees
  • Builder: Bonar Interiors
  • Project Year: 2009

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Morrison House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: Chris Elliott Architects

The concept for this house renovation is simple -­‐ a protected and private timber box sits on top of a glass box that dissolves the boundary between house and garden.

The rear of house was a collection of long, narrow, dismal, poky, dark rooms with no view or connection to the garden. There was one small spot of sun – on the back step.

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

  • Architects: Chris Elliott Architects
  • Project: Morrison House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Richard Glover
  • Status: Built
  • Size: 190m2
  • Date: 2013

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Benelong Crescent Apartments in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects 

Benelong Crescent apartments are inspired by the sinuous forms of Erich Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower in Potsdam, completed in the 1920’s. The apartments cascade down the hill to follow the contours and the curved terraced balconies are shaped by the irregular boundaries of the site, rounded off by the prevailing winds.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
  • Project: Benelong Crescent Apartments
  • Location: Bellevue Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Justin Alexander
  • Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli
  • Project Architect: Simon Stead, Simon Hassall, Edward Birch
  • Developer: Benelong Developments Pty Ltd
  • Structural Consultant: Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners

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Waterfront Palazzo Eleven Years On in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Like a good wine good houses age well, improving with the passing of the years.  When compared to the original photographs, taken by Richard Glover in 2004 http://luigirosselli.com/residential/coolong-road , the recent reshoot of this waterfront palazzo shows how the lush Will Danger designed garden has become part of the architecture and how gracefully the building has aged, all the finishes are still fresh and faultless.

The sandstone base, newly built in 2004 is today covered with bougainvillea.  The retractable, column free canvas awning has withstood galeforce winds and constant use, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

The sandstone base, newly built in 2004 is today covered with bougainvillea. The retractable, column free canvas awning has withstood galeforce winds and constant use, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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The Bow Window Penthouse in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

In a first for Luigi Rosselli Architects the camera has left the ground to pan over the penthouse additions to a classic Art Deco style apartment block built in the late 1920s.  The penthouse’s defining feature is a bow window in the corner of the building facing the intersection of the street that reaches out to create a dialogue with the passers-by in the avenue below.  The bow window is also reminiscent of windows found in the Captain’s Quarters at the stern of historic ships; borrowing from naval architecture was appropriate for the seaside location of Bondi Beach.  The penthouse is separated from the existing brick unit block by a concrete slab and spandrel, this is a fire protection requirement.  A wave of metal roofing conceals the upper level of the penthouse from the street.  The wave dovetails towards the view, culminating in a balcony, of which two were designed but only one was allowed by the Council.

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
  • Project: The Bow Window Penthouse
  • Location: Bondi Beach NSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Edward Birch
  • Project Architect: Carl Rutherfoord, Blake Letnic
  • Builder: Groundup Building Pty Ltd
  • Structural Consultant: Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd
  • Joiner: Frilingos Commercial interiors
  • Council: Waverley Council
  • Drone Video Footage: Groundcontrol

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