The Garden Room / Welsh+Major

01:00 - 25 July, 2014
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Rocks Police Station / Welsh+Major

01:00 - 24 July, 2014
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Sydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal Program

00:00 - 23 July, 2014

The government of New South Wales have announced plans for Sydney's largest program of urban renewal since the 2000 Summer Olympics. The proposal seeks to utilise and regenerate a series of former docklands from the area of Blackwattle Bay, through the Sydney Fish Market, Rozelle Bay and Rozelle Rail Yards, to White Bay Power Station (a protected building).

Make Architects Picked for Sydney's Wynyard Station Overhaul

01:00 - 12 June, 2014
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Make Architects have been selected from a shortlist of five practices to renovate the area around Sydney's Wynyard Station, beating SOM, Grimshaw, Bates Smart and Ingenhoven to the $1 billion project.

The scheme, called One Carrington Street, involves the renovation of the historic Shell House, creation of a new 27-story, 58,000 square metre office tower, a new eastern transit hall for Wynyard Station including 5,000 square metres of retail space, and a new grand entrance to Wynyard Station from George and Carrington Streets.

More on the scheme after the break

Ansarada / Those Architects

01:00 - 6 June, 2014
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Ben Mitchell, Simon Addinall, Justin Smith, Geordie McKenzie, Goran Momircevski
  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Brett Boardman

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Sydney Illuminates Itself with City-Wide Light Festival

00:00 - 29 May, 2014
Vivid Sydney 2014: The Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House © James Horan
Vivid Sydney 2014: The Lighting of the Sails of the Sydney Opera House © James Horan

Now through June 9, the city of Sydney will be illuminated by its annual, world-exclusive light festival known as Vivid Sydney. Each night from 6PM until midnight, many of the Harbour City’s most famous landmarks will be transformed into an interactive visual spectacular, paralleled with street side installations, laser shows, (free) live music performances and over 200 creative industry business events.

One of the festival highlights, of course, is the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Watch as Jørn Utzon’s famous white sails are transformed by a series of mind-bending, 3D projections designed by 59 Productions after the break...

Sydney Pushes First-Ever Policy to Promote Culture

00:00 - 14 May, 2014
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© Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

The City of Sydney has requested that 1.6 million square meters of empty commercial and residential space be made available to artists for “creative activities.” The proposed cultural policy offers over 120 ideas in which the space can be used to enhance Sydney’s reputation as a world renowned creative city. “The City is proud to spend more than $34 million each year to support the arts, culture and creative activity in Sydney – but we know it is equally important to create an environment where ideas and imagination can flourish.” More information on the new policy can be found here

Eliza Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

01:00 - 17 April, 2014
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Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

01:00 - 9 April, 2014
Sydney Opera House. Image © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee
Sydney Opera House. Image © Flickr - User: Jong Soo (Peter) Lee

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that:

The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.

Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed. Learn of his fascinating story, after the break.

Original Drawing - Sydney Opera House. Image © Jørn Utzon / Courtesy of Bibliodyssey Original Drawing - Sydney Opera House. Image © Jørn Utzon / Courtesy of Bibliodyssey Original Drawing - Sydney Opera House. Image © Jørn Utzon / Courtesy of Bibliodyssey Original Roof Plan - Sydney Opera House. Image © Jørn Utzon / Courtesy of Bibliodyssey +18

MUSE / Woods Bagot

01:00 - 7 April, 2014
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  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    Macquarie University, Sydney NSW 2109
  • Project Team

    Georgia Singleton, Alan Duffy, Jo Dane, Kori Todd, Danny Wehbe, Danny Chan, Chang Liu
  • Area

    900.0 sqm
  • Photographs

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Glebe House / Nobbs Radford Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2014
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Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Sean Radford
  • Design Team

    Sean Radford, Alison Nobbs
  • Assistant Architects

    Trevor Black, Laura Bagnato
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney

19:37 - 13 March, 2014
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Courtesy of HASSELL

Australian firm HASSELL has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for 60 Martin Place, an office tower at the heart of the city's business precinct. The "environmentally sound" tower will replace an existing 1970s complex slated for demolition in early 2016, with construction anticipated to commence in early 2019.

Learn more about the project and view selected images after the break.

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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.

Waterloo Youth Center / Collins and Turner

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
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Pablo & Rusty’s / Giant Design

01:00 - 7 January, 2014
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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…

House Maher / Tribe Studio

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
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Sydney Greenland Centre Marketing Suite / PTW + LAVA

01:00 - 12 December, 2013
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