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Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project / Turf Design Studio, Environmental Partnership, Alluvium, Turpin+Crawford, Dragonfly and Partridge

17:00 - 23 August, 2016
Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project / Turf Design Studio, Environmental Partnership, Alluvium, Turpin+Crawford, Dragonfly and Partridge, © Ethan Rohloff Photography
© Ethan Rohloff Photography

© Simon Wood © Adam Hunter © Ethan Rohloff Photography © Simon Wood +31

Architensions Shortlisted for Civic Center Design Using Local Vegetation in Sydney, Australia

16:00 - 20 August, 2016
Architensions Shortlisted for Civic Center Design Using Local Vegetation in Sydney, Australia, Courtesy of Architensions
Courtesy of Architensions

New-York-based studio Architensions has released the design for its shortlisted project, Rising Ryde, for the Ryde Civic Center in Sydney, Australia. In an effort to embrace local communities and contexts, the project is conceived as a hill-shaped building covered in local vegetation and it aims to prioritize people through its complex system of social connections and interactions with nature.

Courtesy of Architensions Courtesy of Architensions Courtesy of Architensions Courtesy of Architensions +10

Hidden House / Jackson Clements Burrows

17:00 - 18 August, 2016
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +18

Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work

17:00 - 12 August, 2016
Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work , © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • End of Work Team

    Geordie McKenzie, Justin Smith, Goran Momircevski
  • Those Architects Team

    Simon Addinall, Ben Mitchell
  • Client

    Vic's Meat
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation

12:05 - 11 August, 2016
Sydney Opera House to Undergo $202 Million Renovation, Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House
Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House has revealed designs for a $202 million renovation project, the largest upgrade program to the Jørn Utzon-designed building since it opened in 1973. Announced by New South Wales Deputy Premier and Minister for the Arts, Troy Grant, the project’s main goal is to “improve access and ensure it meets the needs and expectations of audiences, artists and the 8.2 million people who visit each year.”

Concert Hall Lift. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House Function Center. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer. Image Courtesy of Sydney Opera House +12

MDS / Corben Architects

20:00 - 28 July, 2016
MDS / Corben Architects, © Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Mohit Keni
  • Design Team

    Philip Corben, Mitchel Ovens, Amy Beech-Allen
  • Area

    550.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Woods Bagot Designs Butterfly-Inspired Biological Sciences Building at the University of New South Wales

12:00 - 19 July, 2016
Woods Bagot Designs Butterfly-Inspired Biological Sciences Building at the University of New South Wales, Courtesy of Woods Bagot
Courtesy of Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot has revealed designs for the new Biological Sciences building at the University of New South Wales (UNSW Australia). Currently under construction, the 21,000 square meter (226,000 square foot) building will provide world-class facilities for UNSW biomedical and environmental researchers and create a new northern gateway for the university’s upper campus.

In the design process, Woods Bagot explored a series of iterative responses aimed at dividing the eight-story structure into three distinct elements: the laboratory box, the workplace box, and the atrium. The building skin takes inspiration from natural elements, such as the movements of a butterfly and the colors of Australian rock landscapes, to produce a distinct aesthetic for the Biomedical Precinct, as well as reference the terra cotta heritage on the university grounds.

Unfurled House / Christopher Polly Architect

17:00 - 7 July, 2016
Unfurled House / Christopher Polly Architect, © Brett Boardman Photography
© Brett Boardman Photography

Tzannes Releases Designs for Australia’s Largest Commercial Timber Building

12:00 - 24 June, 2016
Tzannes Releases Designs for Australia’s Largest Commercial Timber Building, View from Hickson Road pedestrian bridge. Image Courtesy of Tzannes
View from Hickson Road pedestrian bridge. Image Courtesy of Tzannes

Adding to the growing trend of timber-framed architecture, Tzannes has released plans for International House Sydney, the “first modern commercial engineered timber building of its size and type in Australia.” Located in the new urban district of Barangaroo, the building was conceived as a gateway to the area, linking pedestrian infrastructure systems and providing six floors of new commercial space.

Upcoming Feature Film to Chronicle the Trials and Tribulations of Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

16:00 - 18 June, 2016
Upcoming Feature Film to Chronicle the Trials and Tribulations of Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House, Courtesy of Flickr user Chris Maidlow, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0
Courtesy of Flickr user Chris Maidlow, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings in the world. A momentous achievement in design and engineering, the building quickly cemented itself as a defining feature of the Australian cultural landscape. But the realization of the building was not a straightforward one, and almost immediately after the project was awarded it became fraught with controversy and uncertainty. At the center of this controversy was the architect, Jørn Utzon, who eventually resigned after mounting conflict with the state government. Now, this period of Utzon's life will be chronicled in a new feature length film, Utzon, The Man Behind the Opera House, reports The Guardian

Armory Wharf / Lahznimmo Architects

17:00 - 27 May, 2016
Armory Wharf  / Lahznimmo Architects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +18

Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond

16:00 - 27 May, 2016
Vivid Sydney Makes a Light Show of the City's Harbour and Beyond, Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales
Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales

Vivid Sydney, the Australian city's annual festival of lights, began today with colorful installations that reinvent icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Jørn Utzon’s renowned Opera House. The event is host to over 90 light installations devised by more than 150 artists from 23 countries, appearing in eight precincts across the city.

Opera House Songlines. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Cathedral of Light, Botanic Gardens. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Circular Quay. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales Chatswood Gondwana Light Lab. Image Courtesy of Destination New South Wales +18

CHROFI and McGregor Coxall Propose a Woodland Cemetery Without Headstones

14:00 - 27 May, 2016
CHROFI and McGregor Coxall Propose a Woodland Cemetery Without Headstones, Courtesy of CHROFI
Courtesy of CHROFI

CHROFI and McGregor Coxall have designed Acadia Remembrance Sanctuary as a “bushland cemetery for a secular society.” The architects are proposing a burial ground located in the idyllic setting of a conservation woodland area on the outskirts of Sydney. The project calls for natural graves without headstones, instead opting for GPS technology to find the resting sites of loved ones. The tactic shifts the emphasis of cemeteries from the manicured appearances of individual plots and headstones to the retention and protection of the bush ecology. The proposed cemetery is situated on 10.1 hectares (25 acres) of parkland with a 400 square meter (4,500 square foot) building located at its center. 

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LOT 1 Café, Bar & Restaurant / Enter Projects

17:00 - 17 May, 2016
LOT 1 Café, Bar & Restaurant  / Enter Projects, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +24

Cut-away Roof House / Scale Architecture

17:00 - 26 April, 2016
Cut-away Roof House / Scale Architecture , © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Team

    Matt Chan, Nathan Etherington, Jennifer McMaster
  • Client

    Private
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +15

MLC Centre Food Court / Luchetti Krelle

20:00 - 11 April, 2016
MLC Centre Food Court  / Luchetti Krelle, © Tyrone Branigan
© Tyrone Branigan

© Michel Wee © Michel Wee © Tyrone Branigan © Michel Wee +18

Jodie’s House / Casey Brown Architects

17:00 - 18 March, 2016
Jodie’s House / Casey Brown Architects, © Stuart Scott
© Stuart Scott

© Greg Haremza © Greg Haremza © Greg Haremza © Stuart Scott +25

Kengo Kuma's First Building in Australia Revealed

14:00 - 15 March, 2016
Kengo Kuma's First Building in Australia Revealed, © Kengo Kuma, via SMH
© Kengo Kuma, via SMH

Darling Harbour has commissioned Kengo Kuma to design a new civic and creative center in Sydney - the Japanese practice's first Australian project. The 30-meter-tall, wood-clad "Darling Exchange" will rise six stories and provide space for a ground-floor market hall, library, childcare center, makerspace, and additional program for start-ups, as well as a rooftop bar and restaurant. 

“Our aim is to achieve architecture that is an open and tangible as possible to the community, and this is reflected in the circular geometry that creates a building that is accessible and recognizable from multiple directions,” said Kuma.