Apex / Turner

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Architects: Turner
Location: Waterloo, NSW,
Client: Payce Communities
Site Area: 4,649 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 16,660 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Silk Apartments / Tony Caro Architecture

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Architects: Tony Caro Architecture
Location: Pyrmont, NSW,  
Design Team: Tony Caro, Louise Chapman, Blair Young, Alex Koll, Jason Fraser, Katja Hempel, Nick Mittens, Simon Mather, Tony Camilleri, Rebecca Donoghue.
Landscape: FJMT
Area: 13,097 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman

The Serpentine / Turner

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Architects: Turner
Location: Bilgola, NSW,
Client: CABE Development
Site Area: 763 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 520 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of CABE

Telopea, Moffatts + Shortland / Turner

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Architects: Turner
Location: Telopea, NSW,
Client: Housing NSW
Site Area: 5,611 sqm (Shortland), 2,451 sqm (Moffatts)
Gross Floor Area: 9,541 sqm (Shortland), 5,605 sqm (Moffatts)
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ethan Rohloff

LEGO® Unveils 3,000 Brick Sydney Opera House

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The LEGO® Group has unveiled a new rendition of Jørn Utzon’s beloved Sydney Opera House. Following last year’s release of a slightly smaller edition, LEGO® will challenge the skills of its faithful builders with a new, highly detailed, 3,000 brick model of ’s most famous landmark.

GPT / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: , Australia
Project Team: Alissandra Johnston, Tessa Melick
Project Manager: Buildcorp Group
Area: 3,700 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tyrone Branigan

Royal Botanic Garden Sustainable Masterplan Proposal / Grant Associates

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Grant Associates, the UK landscape architects behind Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, has just been appointed by the Royal Botanics and Domain Trust in to help develop a new sustainable masterplan for the historic Royal Botanic Garden, and adjacent public Domain. Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan which includes an area of 64 hectares on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbor waterfront. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Wilkinson Eyre Wins Crown Sydney Hotel Resort Competition

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has won an international competition to design “Sydney’s next masterpiece.” Selected over three other shortlisted firms – Renzo Piano, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, and KPF – the London-based practice will now be responsible for the design of a $1.5 billion sculptural icon to host a six-star Crown Sydney resort on a 6000-square-meter site in the inner-city waterfront precinct of Barangaroo.

Lavender Bay Boatshed / Stephen Collier Architects

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Architects: Stephen Collier Architects
Location: , Australia
Area: 315 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Ippudo Sydney / Koichi Takada Architects

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Architects: Koichi Takada Architects
Location: ,
Construction Team: Bonar Interiors
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sharrin Rees

Chiswick Residence / Arki[vis]

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Architects: Arki[vis]
Location: Chiswick, NSW
Area: 1315.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Karl Beath

Green Square Library Competition Entry / John Wardle Architects + ASPECT Studios

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Part park, part urban square and part garden, the public realm of the Green Square Library proposal is a unique landscape offering to this new urban community and is an exemplar of contemporary community public space design and place making. Designed by  John Wardle Architects and landscape architects ASPECT Studios, the public realm is designed to integrate with the program of the library building and facilitate a richness of public experiences and moods by changing scales and tempos. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taronga Zoo / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Sydney,
Client: Zoological Parks Board of NSW
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect

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Architects: Andrew Burns Architect
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Darlinghurst, Sydney,
Client: Garvan Institute and St Vincent’s and Mater Health
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Tinshed / Raffaello Rosselli

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Architects: Raffaello Rosselli
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Raffaello Rosselli
Year: 2011
Photographs: Mark Syke, Richard Carr, Courtesy of Raffaello Rosselli

Green Square Library & Plaza Proposal / Gus Wüstemann Architects

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The proposal for the Green Square Library & Plaza in Syndey rethinks a common emphasis on new technologies and the transformation of a reading room in a library being an inside storage space of books to a public space that communicates with its boundaries. For this design, Gus Wüstemann Architects suggests a bridge from the virtual world to the authentic world, from nature to culture, society and technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006

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Taking place at the Japan Foundation Gallery in from April 2-May 1, Parallel Nippon, a world-class exhibition, will feature Japan’s most influential architects including 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Kenzo Tange, SANAA, and many more. Containing over 100 large-scale photo panels of landmark designs, architectural models and video footage, the exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Urban, Life, Culture and Living, a cross-sectional view of Japanese society. These areas represent the revolutionary, innovative and progressive architectural achievements realized not only in Japan but across the world as projects of Japanese architects. More information after the break.

With a specific focus on the decade of 1996 – 2006, Parallel Nippon is a collection of creative architectural solutions that reflect the social and cultural context of contemporary Japan. During the mid-1990s, Japan faced an economic recession. There was an escalation in urban migration, birth-rate was on the decline and an aging population was on the rise, transforming the standard family structure.

This period became commonly known as Japan’s transition from the ‘bubble’ to ‘post bubble’ period. Faced with the rapidly changing landscape, a new generation of architects were forced to re-evaluate their approach to design from an ‘expanding city’ model to a ‘continuous city’ outlook. Their quest led to radical results and creative possibilities for the new era and beyond.

Due to the large scale of the exhibition, it will be divided and presented into two parts: Urban & Life from April 2-13 and Culture & Living from April 17-May 1.

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