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Balmoral House / Clinton Murray + Polly Harbison

  • Architects: Clinton Murray, Polly Harbison
  • Location: Balmoral Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect In Charge: Clinton Murray, Polly Harbison
  • Design Team: Nicholas Byrne, Vince Myson
  • Area: 1172.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman

Inner City Warehouse / Allen Jack+Cottier

  • Architects: Allen Jack+Cottier
  • Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Interiors: The Gentry’s Kelly Ross
  • Area: 1060.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Castle+Beatty

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Orama Residence / smart design studio

  • Architects: smart design studio
  • Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Sharrin Rees

© Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees © Sharrin Rees

Woollahra House / Tzannes Associates

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Spiegel Haus / Carterwilliamson Architects

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Naremburn House / Bijl Architecture

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Video: Universal Everything Turns Sydney Opera House into "Living Mural"

Universal Everything has transformed the Sydney Opera House into a "Living Mural," as part of Vivid Sydney. Drawing inspiration from the early pioneers of animation - Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Walt Disney - the global animation studio first began to design their mesmerizing lightshow with a simple drawing. See it in fruition in the video above. 

House C3 / Campbell Architecture

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All the Buildings in Sydney Drawn by Hand

From James Gulliver Hancock, author and illustrator of the All the Buildings in New York book and blog, comes All the Buildings in Sydney, a vibrant guide to Hancock's home town.

Packed full of idiosyncratically meticulous and colorful illustrations, the book provides a whimsical account of Sydney's architecture and history. From icons such as Utzon's Sydney Opera House to lesser known gems like Mark Foy's building opposite Hyde Park, to the terrace houses of inner city suburbs, All the Buildings in Sydney presents each building with care, detail, and an abundance of charm.

See more images from All the Buildings in Sydney, after the break…

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Video: Jørn Utzon's Nature-Inspired Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House recently created a video exploring how Jørn Utzon was inspired by the form and function of nature. While Jørn Utzon may not have seen himself as a pioneer of sustainable techniques, sustainability was inherent in his design philosophy. Watch the video above to learn more. 

The 4 Most Amusing Responses to Frank Gehry's UTS Business School

Last week, Frank Gehry inaugurated his first building in Australia, with the formal opening of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS). As his first in the country, the building therefore offers an opportunity for a whole new corner of the world to weigh in with their opinions on the polarizing style of the world's foremost love-him-or-hate-him architect.

The resulting media flurry has provided a number of entertaining responses, both positive and negative. After the break, we round up some of the most amusing.

Call for Submissions: Archonic Magazine #2 "Disassemble"

Sydney-based collective Project Archonic is currently accepting submissions for Archonic Magazine, a quarterly publication exploring the nexus between architecture, art, and design. Themed "Disassemble" and prompting creatives to deconstruct, re-evaluate, and reconfigure their surroundings, the publication marks the second issue compiled by Project Archonic, and is expected to launch in March 2015. Learn more about the publication and view spreads from the previous issue after the break.

Five Firms Selected for Final Stage of Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Five practices have been selected to move on to the second stage of the Sydney Modern Project, a $450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Of the twelve firms invited to participate in the competition, the five that will advance are: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA; Kengo Kuma & Associates; Kerry Hill Architects; RMA Architects (Rahul Mehrotra Architects); and Sean Godsell Architects.

Videos: The Best Architectural Firework Displays of New Year 2015

As any self-respecting world city now knows, when the time comes to change the calenders, you'd better also have an iconic building from which to hang some fireworks. With people all over the world looking out for the most impressive New Year's celebrations, we've picked the most impressive architecturally-focused displays. Not surprisingly, Dubai - the world capital of "go big or go home" - probably had the most impressive show of the year, with a combined light-and-firework show to turn the Burj Khalifa into the world's largest celebratory canvas. However, a special mention goes to Paris' Arc de Triomphe, where a tasteful 14-minute light mapping display paid homage to the city's other great architectural works, from the Eiffel Tower to the Centre Pompidou, before moving onto stylized scenes of Paris life to bring in the new year.

Continue after the break for all the videos of the world's best New Year celebrations.

Stirling House / Mac-Interactive Architects

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The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

It is now just over a year since the unveiling of Zaha Hadid's Al-Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and in the intervening twelve months, it seems like the building has never been out of the news. Most recently, remarks made by Hadid concerning the deaths of construction workers under Qatar’s questionable working conditions created a media firestorm of legal proportions. Hadid’s stadium has been widely mocked for its ‘biological’ appearance, not to mention the fact that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for which the stadium will be built, has encountered a storm of controversy all of its own.

The criticism surrounding Al Wakrah has prompted us to look far and wide for the world’s most debated buildings. Could Al Wakrah be the most controversial building of all time? Check out ArchDaily’s roundup of nine contenders after the break.

Find out which buildings top our controversial list after the break

Macquarie University Social Learning Space / Bennett and Trimble

  • Architects: Bennett and Trimble
  • Location: Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109, Australia
  • Architects In Charge: Marcus Trimble, Matthew Bennett
  • Collaborator: Cameron Burbidge
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts

Andrew Burges Architects Wins Competition for Park and Aquatic Centre in Sydney's Green Square

The City of Sydney has selected the team of Andrew Burges Architects working with Grimshaw and TCL, as the winners of a competition to design a new park and aquatic centre in Green Square, around 4 kilometres to the South of central Sydney. One of the city's six "Major Development Zones," the park and aquatic centre is part of a larger development in the centre of Green Square, with an adjacent site slated for a new public square and library.

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