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Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI

  • Architects: CHROFI
  • Location: Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia
  • Project Director : John Choi
  • Project Leader : Toby Breakspear
  • Project Team : Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
  • Area: 2360.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Bates Smart Sydney Studio / Bates Smart

  • Architects: Bates Smart
  • Location: 43 Brisbane Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Brent Winstone

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Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI

  • Architects: CHROFI
  • Location: Northern Tablelands, NSW, Australia
  • Project Director : John Choi
  • Project Leader : Toby Breakspear
  • Project Team : Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
  • Area: 1320.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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David Chipperfield, Kengo Kuma and Renzo Piano Among 12 Shortlisted for Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Twelve local and international practices have been invited to participate in a two-stage competition for the “Sydney Modern Project,” a $450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Five practices from the shortlist, which also includes SANAA, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Herzog & de Meuron, will move on to produce conceptual designs in the competition’s final round.

“The Sydney Modern vision for expansion and transformation is much more than just a building project,” stated gallery director Dr. Michael Brand. “Through this invited competition the Gallery is seeking ideas that will create an architecturally ambitious, intelligent, sensitive, sustainable and highly functional design. Our site overlooking Sydney Harbor will inspire each of the invited architectural practices, all of whom have extraordinary design skills.”

The invited architectural practices are…

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse / HDR Rice Daubney

  • Architects: HDR Rice Daubney
  • Location: Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
  • Area: 430000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman, Tyrone Branigan, Simon Grimes

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Port Of Echuca Discovery Centre / JAWSARCHITECTS

  • Architects: JAWSARCHITECTS
  • Location: 74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca VIC 3564, Australia
  • Project Architect: Catherine Williams
  • Project Director: Neal Mackintosh
  • Heritage Architect: David Button
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of JAWSARCHITECTS, Cameron McDougall, Brett Boardman

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Artist's Studio / Chan Architecture

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Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Woy Woy NSW, Australia
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

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Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem

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Bow House / Edwards Moore

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Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Parker Street & Derby Street, Kingswood NSW 2747, Australia
  • Area: 7278.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein, Ethan Rohloff

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3XN Wins Commission to Design 200-Meter Tower in Sydney

3XN has won an international competition to design the “50 Bridge Street” tower and masterplan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. Just west of Jørn Utzon’s Opera House, the new tower will feature five rotating glass volumes, each equipped with a multi-level atria and views of the Sydney harbour. 

“This project looks at the ‘high rise’ in an entirely new way, from both the inside out and outside in,” said Kim Herforth Nielsen, founding partner and creative director of 3XN.  “Its dynamic, shifted massing maximizes views for all of the building’s users while also creating expansive open spaces that encourage the possibility for interaction, knowledge sharing and vertical connectivity.”

Skylight House / Andrew Burges Architects

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The Deli Counter / studio Y

  • Architects: studio Y
  • Location: 211/213 Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Design Team: Yaron Kanor, Dana Goldberg
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ashley Feldman

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Harcourt / Steve Domoney Architecture

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