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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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Heritage Treasure Chest Reinventing the Veranda in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli

Opening up a Federation Queen Anne heritage listed residence is the dream of many home owners on Sydney’s North Shore.

The northern suburbs on the Sydney harbourside, from North Sydney to Mosman were rapidly developed in the first two decades of the 1900s, thanks to the new ferry services and expansion of public transport links.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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The Castlereagh in Sydney, Australia by Tony Owen Partners

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The Castlereagh by Tony Owen Partners is a 16 storey apartment building located in the bustling heart of Sydney’s CBD. It contains 55 luxury apartments, retail and office space..

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

  • Architects: Tony Owen Partners
  • Project: The Castlereagh
  • Location: Sydney,  Australia
  • Software used: Autocad, Maya, Rhino, 3_d studio

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DPR House in Sydney, Australia by MCK Architects

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Article source: MCK Architects

The conceptual framework for DPR House was one of house as landscape, a house that would have a topography where activities were acted out on a terrain that flowed and folded and hinged, a circuit of movement was flowing internally, externally vertically and horizontally, providing a dynamic and fluidity to the plan.

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

  • Architects: MCK Architects
  • Project: DPR House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Richard Glover
  • Builder: Artechne
  • Structural engineer: Simpson Design Associates
  • Hydraulic engineer: Taylor Thomson Witting
  • Landscape Architect: Aspect
  • Planning Consultant: Mersonn
  • Heritage Consultant: City Plan Heritage
  • Joinery: DUWA
  • Quantity Surveyor: QS Plus
  • Winner of Australian Institute of Architects Wilkinson Award 2011

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GLEBE HOUSE in Sydney, Australia by CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Article source: CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

This charming late 1800s Victorian terrace is located in the inner western suburb of Glebe, Sydney.

The househad been neglected and was crumbling and in desperate need of some tender loving care.  It was dark and cold with rising damn and structurally not sound.  However, for our client, it was love at first sight.  Sheinstantly fell in love with it and bought it.

The new owners,which we affectionately referred to as the “Brady Bunch”, have 6 (six) children between them and planned to live there.

Image Courtesy © CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

Image Courtesy © CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE

  • Architects: CHARLES ALEXÍOU INTERIOR DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE
  • Project: GLEBE HOUSE
  • Location: Glebe, Sydney | 2.0 km from Central, Australia
  • Principal Architect: Lam Pappas
  • Awards: Submitted for Trends International Design Awards (TIDA) 2015, Submitted for Australian Interior Design Awards 2016.
  • Internal Area: 225 sqm
  • Total Land Area:150 sqm
  • Completed: April 2015
  • Budget: $
  • Cost: $

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Waverley Residence in Sydney, Australia by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Article source: CplusC Architectural Workshop

The design is delivered as a sum of complex and beautifully detailed parts and challenges the notion of the singular architectural conceptual approach to contemporary architecture.

Image Courtesy © Jackie Chan

Image Courtesy © Jackie Chan

  • Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Project: Waverley Residence
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Photography: Jackie Chan, David O’Sullivan
  • Software used: Vectorworks
  • Engineer: STA Partners

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Bowen Mountain Residence in Sydney, NSW by CplusC Architectural Workshop

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Article source: CplusC Architectural Workshop 

This house is nestled in the dense bushland of Bowen Mountain, an elevated rural region adjoining the Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales with views back to Sydney. The topography and natural spring water veins allow dense vegetation to flourish, with limited area on which to build.

Image Courtesy © Murray Fredericks

Image Courtesy © Murray Fredericks

  • Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Project: Bowen Mountain Residence
  • Location: Bowen Mountain, Sydney, NSW
  • Photography: Murray Fredericks
  • Software used: AutoCAD
  • Floor Area : 210m² + Pool
  • Time : 40 weeks
  • Year : 2004

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Alpha in Lewisham, Sydney by Tony Owen Partners

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Article source: Tony Owen Partners

The Alpha by Tony Owen Partners has recently been completed. Located in Lewisham on the fringe of the Sydney city centre, the Alpha forms the cornerstone of the new McGill master plan prepared by TOP. Alpha’s distinctive design and style which sets it apart from other developments. Its hexagonal pod-like façade creates an environmental screen which controls light and frames the views, allowing maximum exposure as well as privacy. The seven storey building encompasses a selection of one bedroom and two bedroom apartments and retail/commercial spaces. The top levels contain two and three bedroom two storey ‘skyhomes’ with hexagonal metal pods leading onto expansive roof terraces with panoramic views towards the city and surrounding parklands. Sydney is defined by its outdoor living, for apartment dwellers their balconies are the outdoor space, yet until now few people have explored the potential to do something special with these balconies.

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

Image Courtesy © Tony Owen Partners

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Care Implant Dentistry in Sydney, Australia by Pedra Silva Architects

Friday, April 17th, 2015
Article source: Pedra Silva Architects

On one of Sydney’s high-end retail streets we were invited to design a high-level state of the art dental clinic. The actual space and the brief provided by the client posed a few challenges that got us thinking. An aesthetic is something that may be mistaken as an additional almost cosmetic layer to a design, but in our projects, the aesthetic is a clear response to problem solving.
In this particular case the client requested two receptions with two entrances that could function separately but without compromising the sense of spaciousness and its relationship with people passing by. In the same space we also had a stubborn structural column that seemed to impose itself in all the attempts of trying to integrate it into the design. The solution? Answering the brief and magically making the column disappear!

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

Image Courtesy © Fernando Guerra

  • Architects: Pedra Silva Architects
  • Project: Care Implant Dentistry
  • Location: Chatswood, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Fernando Guerra
  • Client: Dr. Christopher Ho
  • Area: 402m2
  • Project Manager: Andrew Stewart
  • Contracts Manager: Alex Smallbone
  • Project Started: March 2014
  • Project Complete: May 2014
  • Contractor: Renascent

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