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Australia's "best" architecture- 2009 awards.

15 May

Here we have a collection of the same old tired 60s-70s forms going to the same old bunch of people. Enjoy!

01. The Robyn Boyd award for residential house architecture … Freshwater House, Harbord, NSW, designed by Chenchow Little Architects. Photo: John Gollings

02. National architecture award for residential house architecture … Zac’s House, Sorrento, Victoria, designed by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Photo: Brett Boardman

03. National architecture award for residential house architecture … Whale Beach House, Whale Beach, NSW, designed by Neeson Murcutt Architects. Photo: Brett Boardman

04. National commendation for residential house architecture … Arm End House, Opossum Bay, Tasmania, designed by Stuart Tanner Architects. Photo: Brett Boardman

05. The Frederick Romberg award for residential architecture (multiple housing) … Balencea Apartments, St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, VIC, designed by Wood Marsh Architecture in association with Sunland Design. Photo: Peter Bennetts

06. The national commendation for residential architecture (multiple housing) … Apartments in Cottesloe, WA, designed by Blane Brackenridge. Photo: Robert Frith

07. National award for small project architecture … Polygreen, Northcote, VIC, designed by Bellemo and Cat. Photo: Peter Hyatt

08. The Harry Seidler award for commercial architecture … The ivy hotel, Sydney, NSW, designed by Woods Bagot in collaboration with Merivale Group and Hecker Phelan and Guthrie. It also received a national award for urban design. Photo: Trevor Mein

09. National award for commercial architecture … Sussan and Sportgirl’s headquarters, Cremorne, VIC, designed by Durbach Block Architects. Photo: Patrick Bingham Hall

10. National award for commercial architecture … Bendigo Bank headquarters, Bendigo, VIC, designed by BVN Architecture and Gray Puksand. It also received a commendation for sustainable architecture. Photo: John Gollings

11. National commendation for commercial architecture … Warry Street Studio, Fortitude Valley, QLD, designed by HASSELL. Photo: Dianna Snape



2009 AIA Awards

21 Jan

Little steps are just the ticket, unless you’re ivy
CATHARINE MUNRO October 30, 2009. SMH

Top notch … Freshwater House by Chenchow Little Architects in Sydney’s northern beaches. Photo: John Golling

SYDNEY firms have won the top prizes at the Australian Institute of Architects awards for the first time in four years, but the judges lamented the nation’s lack of inspiring public buildings. Continue reading

Ivy- Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design

21 Jan

IVY-002Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design Ivy, Merivale Group, George Street, Sydney: Woods Bagot and Hecker Phelan and Guthrie

Unlike anything Sydney has ever seen, ivy offers a dazzling constellation of bars, dining facilities, shops, lounge areas and lifestyle indulgences. It’s a night out, a meeting place, function venue, an escape from reality. Continue reading

Ivy- boys' club

21 Jan

Hush, hush about boys’ club
ANDREW HORNERY  January 2, 2010 . SHM


Very relaxed … Justin Hemmes.

Private Sydney: JUSTIN HEMMES has rung every bell and blown every whistle at his disposal to promote his $150 million gin palace Ivy on George Street. However, there is one intriguing part of the enormous complex which he flatly refuses to talk about.

Described by those who have been there as ”a really classy gentlemen’s club”, a recently completed penthouse, the second of two sitting atop Ivy, has established itself as an exclusive venue for Sydney’s well-heeled men in need of a little personalised entertainment.

Hemmes is somewhat reluctant to talk about his new boys’ club.

However, with hushed tones, guests at the parties have talked about high-profile Sydney men enjoying wild poker nights featuring scantily clad girls and the finest booze available. Continue reading