The Tale of Sydney's Urban Sellout

00:00 - 11 January, 2014
Barangaroo Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Barangaroo Sydney Artist Impression. Image © Barangaroo Delivery Authority

A recent, well-written article for The Guardian chronicles the story of Sydney's East Darling Harbour (also known as 'Barangaroo'), from the city's optimism in 2003 to the relative disappointment of today. David Shoebridge, a New South Wales Greens MP and the party's planning spokesperson, recounts the series of compromises and sellouts that have turned what was meant to be a "prime public space" into - to add insult to injury - the site for a casino.You can read this cautionary tale in full here.

GASP! Stage 2 / Room11

01:00 - 10 January, 2014
© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

© Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking +29

GASP! Stage 1 / Room11

01:00 - 8 January, 2014
© Ben Hosking
© Ben Hosking

© Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking © Ben Hosking +24

Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
© Richard Glover
© Richard Glover

© Richard Glover © Paul Bradshaw © Paul Bradshaw © Paul Bradshaw +27

Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
© Andrew Worssam
© Andrew Worssam

© Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam © Andrew Worssam +13

Convertible Courtyards House / Christopher Megowan Design

01:00 - 2 January, 2014
© Nils Koenning
© Nils Koenning

© Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning © Nils Koenning +17

Advanced Engineering Building / Richard Kirk Architect + HASSELL

01:00 - 1 January, 2014
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +17

University of Queensland Global Change Institute / HASSELL

01:00 - 29 December, 2013
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +16

Quartette Haus / Bluebottle

01:00 - 28 December, 2013
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © Pia Johnson © Pia Johnson © Pia Johnson +10

Nebula / Austin Maynard Architects

00:00 - 28 December, 2013
Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects
Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects

© Nic Granleese Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +48

Point King Residence / HASSELL

01:00 - 26 December, 2013
© Earl Carter
© Earl Carter

© Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter © Earl Carter +6

Sustainable Container Home Selected in Competition for Sydney's Bondi Beach

00:00 - 22 December, 2013
Courtesy of Aleš Javůrek
Courtesy of Aleš Javůrek

Czech architect Ales Javurek has been awarded first prize in the [AC-CA] Architectural Competition for his design of a two-story, 340 square meter vacation home utilizing shipping containers in Sydney, Australia. The proposal situates the home on the edge of a 1500 square meter hillside to maximize the striking panoramic view of Bondi Beach. By preserving current trees and the slope's profile, consisting of "three platforms," the proposal successfully addresses the main brief: to design a contemporary, sustainable vacation house which sensitively fits into its context and considers Sydney's climate conditions. 

Learn more after the break…

SLASH with Phillips/Pilkington Architects Win the Royal Adelaide Hospital Competition

01:00 - 20 December, 2013
SLASH. Image Courtesy of ODASA
SLASH. Image Courtesy of ODASA

Slash with Phillips/Pilkington Architects have been announced as the winners of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Site International Design Competition, which was open to registered architects and landscape architects from around the world. The competition centred around redesigning the current hospital site, which will be vacated in 2016, in order to create an iconic place within the Greater Riverbank Precinct of Adelaide. See the winning and shortlisted proposals after the break.

Ysalazam. Image Courtesy of ODASA Nice Architects. Image Courtesy of ODASA Oculus FKA. Image Courtesy of ODASA Zuzana and Nicholas. Image Courtesy of ODASA +36

House Maher / Tribe Studio

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
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© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu +14

Winner of Parramatta Square Design Competition Announced

01:00 - 18 December, 2013
Courtesy of Parramatta City Council
Courtesy of Parramatta City Council

The Parramatta City Council has announced Sydney firm Johnson Pilton Walker as the unanimous winner of the Parramatta Square Design Competition, beating a shortlist (curated from 73 submissions) that included Sydney based Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, Bates Smart, and Italian practice Mario Cucinella Architects.  

The 53-storey commercial towers will provide up to 140,000 square metres of office space to Parramatta's central business district as well as act as centrepieces for the future Parramatta Square, in the heart of the CBD. 

See images of the towers, which feature a unique floating "public space in the sky," after the break...

Beeston / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 16 December, 2013
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +15

Trickett / Shaun Lockyer Architects

01:00 - 13 December, 2013
© Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +13

Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite / PTW + LAVA

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
© Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Peter Murphy © Brett Boardman © Peter Murphy © Brett Boardman +16