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Grimshaw Unveils Sustainable Glass Office Building in the Heart of Sydney

View from Above. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners
View from Above. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners

Sydney's historic George Street is about to receive a major facelift with the soon-to-be built 333 George Street, an 18 storey mixed use office and retail tower. Designed by Grimshaw Architects and executive architects Crone Partners for Australian property developer Charter Hall, the minimal glass and steel tower will contrast the historic structures on Sydney's well-preserved original high street, with a 15 storey 12,500 square metre contemporary office tower tower atop a three storey 2,100 square metre retail podium.

Read on after the break for more on Sydney's newest tower.

Roof Terrace View. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners Roof Terrace View. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners Street View with Tram Cars. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners Street Level View. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and Crone Partners

Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne's Tallest Residential Tower

Elenberg Fraser Architects have revealed designs for what is slated to be Melbourne's tallest residential tower. The project seeks to reinvent the natural landscape of Australia's Victoria state in an urban setting, through an optically transformative facade and botanical aesthetic. 

Craigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

  • Architects: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
  • Location: 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
  • Area: 4640.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein

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Hopetoun Residence / B.E Architecture

© Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke © Peter Clarke

AGL Pavilion / Kennedy Associates Architects

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Montville Residence / Sparks Architects

  • Architects: Sparks Architects
  • Location: Montville QLD 4560, Australia
  • Architect In Charge: Dan Sparks
  • Design Team: Dan Sparks, Tommy Vuletic
  • Area: 160.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Christoper Frederick Jones

© Christoper Frederick Jones © Christoper Frederick Jones © Christoper Frederick Jones © Christoper Frederick Jones

Light Cannon House / Carterwilliamson Architects

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Does Australia Need More Design Competitions?

Architecture competitions offer an opportunity for architects to launch their careers, and in some cases generate unexpected designs in the process. Many iconic works of architecture, including the famous Sydney Opera House, were the result of open design competitions - but do architecture competitions today maintain the influence they might have had in the past? While critics in the United States have recently argued that it could be time to quit competitions, Donald Bates argues that Australians should be organizing more. In his article on The Conversation, Bates discusses the state of design competitions in Australia, and why we should take another look. Read the full article here.

The Dalmeny / Enter Projects

© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

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Junya Ishigami to Install "Cloud Arch" in Downtown Sydney

Set to be installed over a set of light rail tracks, Junya Ishigami’s Cloud Arch will soon be one of the biggest landmarks in downtown Sydney.  Commissioned by Sydney’s public art program, City Art, the arch will symbolize Sydney’s qualities of being “Green, Global, and Connected.” Over 50 meters high, it will change shape as viewer’s walk past it. Cloud Arch will act as both a gateway for the pedestrian George Street, and a defining feature of the city.

NAB Docklands / Woods Bagot

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Trifolium / AR-MA

  • Architects: AR-MA
  • Location: 16/18-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia
  • Design Team: Robert Beson, Gabriele Ulacco, Tony Ho, Guido Maciocci, Nono Martinez Alonso, Simon Vorhammer
  • Area: 60.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Westgarth House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

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South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute / Woods Bagot

  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: Adelaide SA, Australia
  • Photographs: Trevor Mein

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OMLC / Tzannes Associates

  • Architects: Tzannes Associates
  • Location: Parramatta NSW, Australia
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Tzannes Associates

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Hamersley Road Residence / Studio53

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