ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Apartments
  4. Australia
  5. Tony Owen Partners
  6. 2012
  7. The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

  • 17:00 - 12 February, 2016
The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners
The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners, Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners

From the architect. 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.

North Elevation
North Elevation

The 5 level podium is predominantly precast concrete. This was chosen as it is consistent with a number of the surrounding buildings which have a solid expression predominantly in concrete. The podium takes the form of angled widow boxes. These boxes are angled to maximise sun penetration and create a stark modelling in sunlight. This articulation creates a lively contemporary expression which reflects its surroundings.

Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners
Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners

The majority of the façade is clad in adjustable metal louvre screens in a copper tone. These screens provide shading to reduce heat load as well as screen balconies for privacy and aesthetic appearance. The screens are unique in that they sometimes span 2 levels. This is achieved using an ingenious track system to avoid clashes. The mixture of screens of different heights creates a unique mosaic patterning. The building contains a 6m x 6m ventilation shaft. This shaft provides natural ventilation to the units.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "The Castlereagh Apartments / Tony Owen Partners" 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/781700/the-castlereagh-apartments-tony-owen-partners/>
Read comments

2 Comments

chris · February 15, 2016

The design in reality is clumsy and badly executed and looks v cheap, Its certainly not worthy of it's location.

Croco Dile · February 13, 2016

The facades look good, but their plans could be better.

Chris · February 23, 2016 09:28 AM

Pretty sure you just rotated the bed/bedside table in the bottom apartment so it occupies the space in front of your 'now not usable 600mm wardrobe' and added a heap of '350mm nothing else really fits in here other than socks' drawers. Hopefully because Sydney is so hot, the residents wont need Jackets/Jumpers/Dresses/Tshirts (but not too hot that they still require a decent pair of socks w/ pineapples on them to show how quirky they are). Also, your middle configuration is scary. If my bed faced the 'my parents-in-law are staying for the weekend' bed - I would die of awkwardness, especially when father in law decides he wants to 'drop the kids off' in the middle of the night and you have to pretend you did not just make eye contact with him as he walks past. Lastly, you highlighted the top apartment corridor. Well done, you can draw red lines. Maybe a great skill to have when you are having draw up a demolition plan to erase some of the mistakes you design. *Taking a step back*: Whilst it is fine to criticize work, it is just plain insulting to present idiotic schemes such as yours as a better alternative. I just cant believe you would spend time/effort to try and put down a fellow architect like that in an attempt to elevate yourself. That is down right shameful. Besides, I am sure these plans have been iteratively optimized and logically thought out. Architects in Sydney do an amazing job of navigating planning regulations, as well as juggling client/ developer desires, all whist maintaining some kind of design integrity.

···

Comments are closed

Read comments