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New Flats Galore!

5 Aug

2014 is turning out to be a huge year for multi-residential construction. A few major architecture companies largely dominate this scene, with a few rather interesting creative developers too. Below are the main ones going up this year.

South

10 Rosebery: 88 apartments on Botany Road.
Asper, Roseberry www.asperroseberry.com.au
Architect: Turner Associates

  

15 Botany: Park Grove. 170 apartments.
Architect: Krikis Tayler

 

16 Brighton: Longbeach apartments 344 Bay Street Brighton Le Sands
Architect: Tony Owen Partners (wow…!)

   

30 564 Princes Highway, Rockdale.
Architect: a+ design group aplusdg.com

31 Wolli Creek: three new buildings at Australand’s Discovery Point and the third stage of Southbank by Winten.
Southbank, Wolli Creek www.southbankwollicreek.com.au  http://www.winten.com.au/
Architect:

  

32 Woolooware: 600 apartments at the Bluestone new community Woolooware Bay. $300 million
Woolooware Bay Town Centre on the Cronulla Sutherland Leagues Club site, Shark Park.
Architect: Retail: Scott Carver and landscape architects Aspect Studios. Residential: Turner Associates.
220 apartments within three separate buildings ranging from a height of seven to twelve storeys.
http://www.jbaplanning.com.au/news/news-details/approved-major-new-developments-at-shark-park

     

42
Moss Wood Residence, 21-35 Princes Highway, Kogarah
84 Residential Apartments rising 10 storeys
Developer: Deicorp D&C

 

49.
East at Erkohttp://www.eastaterko.com.au/
41 apartments
Architect: SJB Architects (looks very similar to what they did at Harold Park (that turned out very well)).

   

50.
Breeze development, Little Bay
52 apartments
Architect:

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North

11 Beecroft: 170 apartments.

18 Panorama Crows Nest: Willoughby Road.
Architect: JPRA for Barana Group
http://www.panoramacrowsnest.com.au/

 

20 Dee Why Grand: 150 apartments.
Architect: Fitzgerald Bennett
and 2-10 Mooramba Road Dee Why
 

24 Lane Cove: second stage of the DHA development of 170 homes. Arcadia. ‘Tree house’ apartments.
Crimson Hill, Lindfield. Defence Housing Australia (old UTS Ku-ring-gai Campus)
Architect: Architectus

  

26 Meadowbank, Shepherds Bay. 2000 new apartments. 2-8 Rothesay Avenue Meadowbank
Holdmark Property Group. 15-storey landmark tower with others stepped between 4 and 12 levels
Architect: Robertson + Marks

  

29 9 Atchison St ST LEONARDS: 60 apartments.
Architect: a+ design group aplusdg.com

 

38.
Alcove, Killeaton Street, St Ives.
300 apartments across six buildings. Meriton.

40,
Pymble Grand.
Architect: Mackenzie Architects
Developer: Modern Construction & Development.
Two five-storey blocks with 50 units.

48
The Sydney, at Macquarie Park Village near North Ryde
152 apartments offered in 23-level tower
Architect: Allen Jack + Cottier

53. Plaza 88, Archer Street, Chatswood. 212 serviced apartments
Architect: Marchese Partners (auspicious numbering…)

63.
Aurora, 3-9 Finlayson Street, Lane Cove.
Architect: designed by Angelo Candalepas and Associates and developed by MV Projects.

 

64.
Emerant Lane. 85 apartments. Lane Cove.
Architect: developed by SAKKARA with designs by dKO Architects.

65.
The Botanic, Finlayson Street, Lane Cove.
Architect: SJB Interiors, Mijollo Architects, Greenbush Group, Icon Co.

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West

12. Altitude Apartments, 330 Church Street, Parramatta
Architect: Tony Caro for Meriton
53 levels. Meriton (wow…)

  

27 Parramatta: 450 apartments at Riverside.
Crown Group’s $309 million residential tower, V by Crown, twin commercial towers by Johnson Pilton Walker,
Architect: Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
Developer: Crown Group
$250 million development

36.
290-292 Parramatta Road, Auburn
1000 apartments
Architect: Cox Architecture

37.
Flemington markets
Up to 10,000 apartments in 30 storey towers.
Architect: Group GSA

41
Little Saigon Plaza, 462 Chapel Road, Bankstown
Retail and commercial
Developer: Deicorp D&C

 

43
Broadway Plaza, The Broadway Punchbowl
10,000m2 of Retail and 152 Residential Apartments within 7 buildings rising 5 storeys
Developer: Deicorp D&C

54. Centric Parnell Street, Strathfield
Architect: SJB Architects
http://www.centricstrathfield.com.au/Architecture/

55.
Skypoint Towers,46-50 John St Lidcombe
9 storey. Completion 2016

56.
7 Deane Street BURWOOD
97 units plus 3 retail shops. Opposite Burwood Train Station.

57.
1-17 Elsie Street Burwood

  

61.
Aspire Tower
Architect: Grimshaw
160-182 Church Street, Parramatta,
336 m (1,102 ft), 90 stories.

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East

13 Bondi: 200-plus apartments from Mirvac on Ocean Street.
Architect: Mirvac Design, TBA designer.

14 Bondi Junction: 129 new apartments from Leighton Properties. 20-level AQUA
Architect: kann finch group in collaboration with DC8 Studio. Koichi Takada Architects interiors.

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Inner West

 

17 Canterbury: 170 apartments on Charles Street.
Habitat, Canterbury www.habitatcanterbury.com.au
Architect: Turner & Associates

  

21 Erskineville: a new development of 200 apartments, Eve by Fridcorp.
Eve by Fridcorpwww.evebyfridcorp.com.au
Address: Corner of Eve and McDonald Streets Erskineville.
Architect: DKO

 

22 Five Dock: 155-159 Parramatta Road, Five Dock
1300 apartments
Architect:  Allan, Jack and Cottier for Crown International Holdings and Drivas Property Group

      

23 Forest Lodge: 300 more lots in new stages of Mirvac’s Harold Park development.
Altivolo, Harold Park (Precinct 4)
Architect: Developer: Mirvac Design

 

25
DeiCota Tower, Redfern St Redfern
Developer: Deicorp Design & Construct

 

34. Earlwood
Elysium Apartments
Address: 17-25 William Street, Earlwood.

 

35.
The Flour Mill at Summer Hill, where 300 apartments are planned
Architect: Hassell

 

44
Revolution Apartments, Illawarra Road, Marrickville
180 Residential Units spread over 4 buildings
Developer: Deicorp D&C

 

45
Urba, Gibbons St Redfern
19 Storey mixed use Developments. Retail, commercial and 135 Apartments.
Developer: Deicorp D&C

 

46
Alpha Apartments, 20 McGill Street, Lewisham.
68 Residential Apartments rising 6 storeys
Developer: Deicorp D&C

 

58.
22 George Street Leichhardt (former Kolotex Glo factory)
rezoned from industrial to B4 mixed use
244 apartments, with 1,126 square metres of mixed-use space, with three street frontages.
Architect: SJB Architects
Greenland paid $47.1 million for the site.

 

59.
Homebush’s Town Centre
The Crescent, near Homebush station
12 storey block on the site of the sub branch of the RSL

 

60.
2A Brown Street Ashfield
Architect: Olsson and Assoc.
Two 8 storey mixed use buildings. 120 apartments plus retail.

City

 

 

19 Darling Harbour: 1400 apartments
First stage:
Darling Sqwww.darlingsq.com
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall (DCM) for Lend Lease
Darling Square, The Boulevard, Sydney

 

 

 

33. City
Greenland Centre www.greenlandcentre.com.au  (old Sydney Water Headquarters, 1965)
Address: 115 Bathhurst Street Sydney. 236 metres.
Architect: bligh voller nield Donovan Hill and WoodsBagot
two-bedroom apartments (76 -88sqm) from $1,325,000 and three beds (105-143sqm) from $2.2 million.
1930s building next door to become a hotel
Architect: Peddle Thorp Architects and Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA)

 

 

 

51.
Harbour Mill Apartments, Pyrmont.
http://www.hessiandesign.com/grimshaw/
Architect: Grimshaw. Developer- Ceerose.

 

 

52. The Quay. $280 million. http://www.wmkarchitecture.com/
Quay Street, Haymarket
Architect: WMK

62
Barangaroo Apartments
Lend Lease. 159 apartments
Architect: Richard Francis-Jones of Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp and Andrew Andersons of Peddle Thorp Architects
two apartment complexes will become the first in the Barangaroo South region

Allen Jack+Cottier shortlisted for 3 People's Choice Awards at World Architecture Festival

24 Sep

Sydney firm AJ+C has had three recent projects shortlisted for the upcoming World Architecture Festival awards in Barcelona.

Project 1- Glass Loggia House, Glebe.

Site is at the back of a grand Victorian terrace on Bridge Road.
Originally a private zoo in the 1930’s, Terragram’s ‘Garden of Ghosts’ retained and reused remnants of existing sheds, and used a vitrine containing a fish skeleton and a plant filled moat as a pool fence.

AJC conceived a double volume glass loggia that would be sheltered from the hot western sun by an existing cypress stand, to create an outdoor room in a way that acknowledges and accentuates the grand scale of the existing building, and is appropriate to the existing conservation area. The loggia and new rooms are designed to explore and exploit the ambiguities between what is inside and what is outside.

The loggia has the feel of a surreal garden element, creating an atmospheric space for contemplation, children’s play and entertaining guests. Both the new dining room and the master bedroom have corner sliding doors to dematerialise the sense of internal space. A stainless steel mesh curtain shading the whole northwest façade operates to transform the spatial qualities of the garden for different family functions, and changes the perception of the new and old adjoining spaces.

Link- http://openbuildings.com/buildings/glass-loggia-house-profile-40167

Project 2- Milson Island Sport And Recreation Centre

Recreation centre for the NSW Department of Sport & Recreation is located just north of Sydney on Milson Island, in the Hawkesbury River.

The shape of the building emerged from thermodynamic analysis, a study of side wind forces on site, the need to shed leaves yet collect water, and the enclosure requirements. Rainwater, free from the blockage of leaves, falls clear of the sloping glass slots into gardens for natural filtering and collection. All building elements had to be able to be barged across river to the site. The design celebrates this integrated thinking by allowing no visible ridge, eaves, gutters, downpipes or skylights on the exterior.

When the campfire is lit at night, and the hall interior is illuminated only by a strip of lights, the building seems to magically float in the surrounding bushland.

Link- http://openbuildings.com/buildings/milson-island-sport-and-recreation-centre-profile-40165

Project 3- Harris Street Studios

The site at 181 Harris Street originally consisted of a two storey building – occupied by a Simon Johnson gourmet food store – and a dilapidated single storey wing enclosing a small damp courtyard which opened onto Little Mount Street.

The brief was to provide additional Grade B commercial floor space and car parking on this complex site. AJC’s solution was to create a central glazed atrium space, partially open to the sky, and enclosed by an arrangement of studios and workspaces in a mini campus form. The living green space at its centre is a sunlit secret garden of moss and bamboo that has become the living heart of the building. The garden is surrounded by original brick walls and new walls of zinc, steel and concrete to form a light filled contemporary space.

The design by landscape consultant Terragram uses rainwater irrigated shallow soil profiles to transform the amenity of the studios, providing break-out space and views.

Link- http://openbuildings.com/buildings/harris-street-studios-profile-40168

‘Undeniable Beauty’ of "House in Country NSW" wins 2011 Australian House of the Year.

19 Jul

01A The exterior of the house of the year winner by Virginia Kerridge.

01B The interior of the house of the year winner by Virginia Kerridge.

Architect Virginia Kerridge’s ‘House in Country New South Wales’ has been named the Australian House of the Year during the gala presentation of the2011 Houses Awards on Friday 15 July at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom. Presented by Houses magazine, the Houses Awards are one of the country’s most sought-after architectural accolades.

‘House in Country New South Wales’ was chosen as the year’s outstanding project by a jury ofeminent architects and designers who are themselves recognised for creating inspirational Australian homes, including Brian Zulaikha (Tonkin Zulaikha Greer), Camilla Block (Durbach Block Jaggers), Paul Owen (Owen and Vokes) and Kerry Phelan (Kerry Phelan Design Office).

Judges said that the ‘House in Country New South Wales’ demonstrates a complete commitment from an architect and client to creating a distinctively Australian residential architecture. A contemporary architectural interpretation of the Australian colonial idyll, Kerridge has intuitively embraced the legacy of history, creating an elegant yet beguiling utilitarian house that truly captures the spirit of the place.

“Its beauty is undeniable,” the jury’s comments enthused. “Set against the towering mountain ranges that define the valley site, the architectural expression of this sprawling farmhouse is simultaneously fragile and monumental.” Jury members particularly noted the project’s roof form.

“Scaled to the landscape and designed to heighten our experience of its mass and drama, this folded-plane skillion floats across, gathers together and nestles up, creating rooms, connections and spaces with engagingly ambiguous levels of enclosure and function,” read the comments. “The relaxed atmosphere of the country verandah is referenced through planning, materiality and effortless occupation.

”Each year the Houses Awards provides a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today. As winner of the Australian House of the Year Award, Virginia Kerridge receives a $5,000cash prize and industry recognition through a range of media. Winners of individual categories each receive a prize of $1,000 and all Awarded and Highly Commended projects will be presented with a certificate and use of the Houses Awards logo for promotional purposes.

“The Houses Awards program offers a unique opportunity to celebrate Australian residential architecture,” says Cameron Bruhn, Houses magazine’s Editorial Director. “The peer-judged awards recognize achievement through categories that reflect the way architects and designers are shaping Australian homes.

”Houses magazine is Australia’s leading residential architecture magazine for designers and their clients. It is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Design Institute of Australia.

Image copyright, source- http://www.housesawards.com.au

Category winners:

APARTMENT, UNIT OR TOWNHOUSE
WINNER: Anthony Gill Architects, Potts Point Apartment, NSW
High Commendation: Jason Gibney, Bronte Apartment, NSW

02 The Potts Point Apartment displays a cheerful atmosphere in an urban setting. The redesigning of the small apartment included the need for transforming a 38 square meter crib into a space filled with light and joy.

HOUSE ALTERATION & ADDITION OVER 200 SQUARE METRES
JOINT WINNER: Virginia Kerridge Architect, House in Country NSW, NSW
JOINT WINNER: James Jones/HBV Architects, Trial Bay House, TAS
High Commendation: Anthony Gill Architects, Paddington House, NSW
High Commendation: Preston Lane Architects, Mount Pleasant House, TAS
High Commendation: Kennedy Nolan Architects, Stockbroker Tudor House, VIC

04 James Jones/HBV Architects, Trial Bay House, TAS

HOUSE ALTERATION & ADDITION UNDER 200 SQUARE METRES
WINNER: Richard Peters Associates, The Shed, NSW
High Commendation: Sam Crawford Architects, Garrett House, NSW
High Commendation: Ian Moore Architects, Strelein Warehouse, NSW
High Commendation: David Boyle Architect, Burridge Read Residence, NSW
High Commendation: Allen Jack+Cottier and Terragram, Glass Loggia House, NSW
High Commendation: Steendyk, Treehouse, QLD

03 Richard Peters Associates, The Shed, NSW

NEW HOUSE OVER 200 SQUARE METRES
WINNER: Donovan Hill, Z House, QLD
High Commendation: Wolveridge Architects, Hill Plains House, VIC
High Commendation: Fergus Scott Architects, Southern House, NSW
High Commendation: Fiona Winzar Architects, Orange Grove House, VIC
High Commendation: Sally Draper Architects, Westernport House, VIC
High Commendation: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Florida Beach House, WA
High Commendation: CODA, Norfolk Farm, WA

05 Donovan Hill, Z House, QLD

NEW HOUSE UNDER 200 SQUARE METRES
WINNER: Tribe Studio, House Shmukler, NSW
High Commendation: Domenic Alvaro, Small House Surry Hills, NSW
High Commendation: Insite, Base Camp, VIC

06 Tribe Studio, House Shmukler, NSW

OUTDOOR
WINNER: Terragram and Allen Jack+Cottier, Garden of Ghosts, NSW
High Commendation: Eckersley Garden Architecture, Mulberry Cottage, VIC
High Commendation: Taylor Cullity Lethlean, Jane’s House and Garden, SA
High Commendation: Domenic Alvaro and 360 Degrees, Small House Surry Hills, NSW

07 Terragram and Allen Jack+Cottier, Garden of Ghosts, NSW

SUSTAINABILITY
WINNER: Tribe Studio, House Shmukler, NSW
High Commendation: Andrew Maynard Architects, Ilma Grove House, VIC

08 Domenic Alvaro’s futuristic design (Small House Surry Hills, NSW) was highly commended in the Houses Awards.

09 Elsewhere- This year’s Wilkinson award for residential buildings went to Marsh Cashman Koolloos Architects’s designed house at Darling Point.

Recent inner-city developments- CBD Low/Mid Rise (under 10 levels)

8 Jul

01- Cheese Grater (Architects- Allen Jack+Cottier)

Spunky new educational bldg DA as part of UTS (1 -3macarthur st)
cnr Macarthur st/bay sts
International Grammar School

02 15-35 chippendale student accommodation (architects- Silvester Fuller)

Here’s a render – looks better as a model. The architects (Silvester Fuller) are based in Australia, but I guess that doesn’t mean they’re not American. The owners of the building are American, however – it’s student accommodation for Boston University.
Original design from rising star TONY OWEN. Not half as good as what was finally built.

03- Belmore Park substation
The more I think about this one the more of a wasted opportunity this really is.
The 1918 Sydney hotel which was pulled down for current carpark.

04- New HQ for Google in Pyrmont- Workplace6. 6-Star Green Star-designed. (architects- Nettleton Tribe).

05- SUSSEX HAY CENTRE – 405-411 SUSSEX STREET, HAYMARKET (architects- Crone Partners Architecture Studios)

Demolition of the existing 5-6 storey buildings and construction of an 8 storey building with 2 levels of basement parking for 23 cars and lower ground supermarket, retail and restaurant at ground and first floors and 6 levels of commercial offices above.
It’s called the Sussex Hay Centre. You aren’t going to be happy with what they replaced, and what with (well I know I’m not, over 100 year old heritage lost!).

Here’s a Flickr website dedicated to what has been lost –
http://www.flickr.com/groups/688094@N20/

Here’s what the old 2 buildings looked like –

06- Dominion. 299 Forbes st, Darlinghurst. (architects- Group GSA)
At it’s highest point (about 30m down Burton Street), it’s about 29m from street level to the top of the lift overrun. At the corner of Forbes and Burton Streets it’s about 23m (7 storeys); at the corner of Burton and Bourke Streets it’s 24m (7 storeys).

A new Dominion to rise in Darlinghurst
8 July 2010

St Hilliers and Cbus Property have launched Dominion, a 110 luxury apartment development in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

The development is located on the site of the former Caritas healthcare facility, which St Hilliers acquired from St Vincent’s Hospital in 2008 with concept plan approval for a medium density residential and commercial development.

The triangular site is bounded by the famous Darlinghurst Gaol, now the National Art School, the NSW Supreme Court and the former heritage Darlinghurst Police Station.

The building was designed by Group GSA, with interiors by SJB Architects.

Architecturally, the approach has been to create three new buildings unified on a contiguous sandstone base, which wraps around the site and is in keeping with the historic surrounds. The base houses around 1,000 sqm of retail and commercial areas.

The Bourke, Burton and Forbes residences are low-rise buildings which feature an architectural profile of steel, glass and louvres and floating roofs. Four apartments housed within two adapted heritage buildings retained on the site blend heritage features and contemporary style.

Utilising the large frontages and stepped unit façade layout, over 90 per cent of the units are cross-ventilated.

The development as a whole aims to achieves a 5 star NatHERS environmental rating.

Construction of the development is expected to commence in December 2010 and will take 18 months to complete.

07- ‘Eden’ 19-31 Goold Street, Chippendale: (Architect: Tony Owen)

On a sadder note, a new DA is in for 19-31 Goold Street, Chippendale, and those terrific swooping and swaying lines of the rear of the building have been ‘rationalised’ into something much straighter and more conventional and much less interesting. What grey cardigan’s bloody idea was that?! 8 storeys 26 apt.

08- EastExchange. The extension to the old East telephone exchange at 320 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst.

http://www.eastexchange.com.au/
Developed by Maygood Australia.
A 1923 stripped classical style public works building designed by E.H. Henderson.

09- Luxe Apartments in Woolloomooloo. The site – currently a hole – sits between Sir John Young Crescent and Crown Street.
A large hole in the ground on the site of the former Sydney Eye Hospital in Woolloomooloo is set to become twin seven-storey apartment blocks (has been gathering puddles and graffiti since the late 1990s).
Developer- Investment group FKP. The new $95 million blocks will be called Luxe and contain 77 apartments with an average price of $1 million.
The buildings were designed by architects Marchese Partners International and modified by Krikis Tayler Architects.

10- DA in for Student Housing, 1 Regent Street, Chippendale.
DA submitted 2007.

11- Glass box atop Louis Vuitton’s new flagship store, on the corner of King and George. (architects- Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp).
Formerly The Blacket Hotel. Developer- Kingvest Pty Ltd.