Green Square Town Centre Library and Green Square Plaza International Competition

The city of has launched an international design competition as part of the the Green Square Development Project for a new Library Centre and Plaza at the heart of a 278 hectare area south of the city centre.  The Green Square Development project is an initiative to redevelop a 278 hectare area south of the city centre of Sydney, by bringing in diverse functions of housing, open spaces, offices and facilities that contribute to a vibrant, sustainable community. The library will be designed as a community centre and hub and used as an educational and creative resource, as well as a lounge.  The project is allotting $40 million for the design and construction of the new facility and should be an integrated whole between the library and plaza which will also be a host to public arts, community events and markets.  Stage one entries close on August 21st.  Visit the official Green Square Library website to learn more.

More details on the competition and the project after the break.

Seacliff House / Chris Elliott Architects

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Architect: Chris Elliott Architects
Location: , Australia
Landscape Architects: Terragram
Photographs: Richard Glover

Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects

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Architects: Carter Williamson Architects
Location: Sydney,
Project Team: Shaun Carter (Project Architect), Patrick Fitzgerald (Project Designer)
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Vivid Sydney: Festival of Lights 2012

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Sydney is once again illuminated by the fourth annual Vivid’s Festival of Light 2012 that celebrates the creative industries with light shows, music, design ideas conferences and entrepreneurship conferences. The seventeen-day festival, which started on May 25 and will run until June 11th, features light shows and graphics projected on buildings, concerts, lectures and conferences. This round of light projections will have over 50 installations and includes cityscapes, street furniture, monuments and emblematic buildings like the Sydney Opera House.

Read on for more after the break.

House 6 / Welsh & Major

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Architects: Welsh & Major
Location: Sydney,
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Min Dark
Structural & Civil Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Total Building Size: 165 sqm
Photographs: Welsh & Major, Paul Bradshaw

Gordons Bay House / Luigi Rosselli Architects

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Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Location: Sydney,
Project Architect: Corrado Palleschi
Interior Designer: Alexandra Donohoe
Landscape Architect: Terragram
Builder: Moulds Constructions
Joiner: Corelli Joinery
Structural & Hydraulic Engineer: Rooney and Bye Pty Ltd
Photographs: Justin Alexander, Richard Glover

Tusculum Residence / Smart Design Studio

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Architects: Smart Design Studio
Location: ,
Client: Kevin O’Neill and Johnson Chan
Project Team: William Smart, Victoria Judge, Richard Storey, Edmund Spencer
Construction: 2010
Gross Floor Area: 325 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

Ravenswood School for Girls / BVN

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Architects: BVN
Location: , Australia
Photographs: Courtesy of BVN 

 

Sydney Architecture Walks / Supple Design

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Supple Design shared with us their Sydney Architecture Walks, which consists of an ongoing series of public walking and bicycle tours of that use contemporary architecture to open up conversations political, cultural, economic and environmental. Their premise is that cities are made not found, so architecture becomes the lens to open up other conversations.

Cutting edge, daring and edgy stuff is what gets them up in the morning. Projects that provoke, explore, push boundaries and reveal something of Sydney’s (grimy) pulse. So the city acts as ‘sign’ or signifier of a bunch of ideas and tendencies simmering quietly beneath the surface. They want you to really feel the city. They want you to get stung by architecture! For more information, please visit here.

G House / Bruce Stafford & Associates

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Architects: Bruce Stafford & Associates
Location: Vaucluse, , Australia
BSA Design Team: Bruce Stafford, Anna Antoniades, Rachel Kayode
Interior Design: Arent and Pyke
Structural Engineer: Geoff Ninnes Fong
Contractor: C.E. Pilcher & Son
Quantity Surveyor: Heyman Cohen
Landscape Consultant: Jane Grossberg
Photographs: Karl Beath

Elliott Ripper House / Christopher Polly Architect

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Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
Location: Rozelle, ,
Builder: Paul King Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Landscape Architect: Carmichael Studios
Area: 161 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Brett Boardman

 

Portland Street Duplex / MPR Design Group

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Architects: MPR Design Group
Location: Sydney, New South Wales,
Design Team: Kevin Ng, Luke Durack and Brian Meyerson
Completion: 2011
Area: Approximately 750 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman

   

Win Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House from LEGO® Architecture

LEGO® Architecture Series:

We announced last month that the LEGO® Architecture series will now include Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House, the 12th building in this popular series. Thanks to LEGO® Architecture, four of our readers will win a LEGO® Architecture Opera House.

We want to know what building should be the next in the LEGO® Architecture series and why. All you have to do is become a registered user at ArchDaily and leave us your answer in the comments below by Sunday, March 25th! (More images of LEGO® Architecture’s Sydney Opera House, designed by architectural artist Adam Reed Tucker, can be found here.)

Official rules:

Four winners will be chosen at random from entries received between Monday, March 19th and Sunday, March 25th 11:59 EST. You must leave a comment as a registered user at ArchDaily. Open to anyone in the world. One entry per person. ArchDaily will enforce verification and remove duplicated ones before choosing the winner.

Good luck!

Update: And the winners are…

Matthew Doll
Kerilyn Tacconi
Alex Lowe
Jesse Nguyen

Roslyn Street Bar-Restaurante / Durbach Block Jaggers

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Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers
Location: Potts Point, Sydney,
Project Team: Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, David Jaggers, Stefan Heim, Lisa Le Van, Deborah Hodge, Brigitte Thearle
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 197 sqm
Photographs: Anthony Browell, Peter Bennetts, Neil Durbach

House Kalafatas Challita / Tribe Studio Architects

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Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Team: Hannah Tribe, Case Ornsby, Ricci Bloch, Josephine Hurley, Carla Middleton
Builder: Lars Fischer Construction
Engineer: Damian Hadley – Cantilever Engineers
Completion: 2011
Area: 158 sqm
Photographs: Peter Bennetts 

   

LEGO® Architecture Series: Sydney Opera House by Jørn Utzon

® Architecture Series: Opera House

LEGO® has just announced the newest building in their Architecture series, the iconic Sydney Opera House designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

Sydney Opera House is not only a building with great beauty but it has also become known throughout the world as a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country.

The LEGO version of the Sydney Opera House seeks to capture the essence of this grand building in a small scale. Like the other models in the series it was created by Adam Reed-Tucker.

The set will be available in stores on March 1st at a suggested price of $39.99. More images after the break:

Hrdlicka House / Durbach Block Jaggers

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Architects: Durbach Block Jaggers – Neil Durbach, Camilla Block, Lisa Le Van
Location: ,
Landscape Architect: Sue Barnsley Design
Structural consultant: Simpson Design Associates
Floor Area: 3,500 sqm
Site Area: 950 sqm
Project Year: 2007
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Durbach Block Architects 

Blue Mountains Architecture Master Class

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 Architecture Foundation Australia will be presenting the Blue Mountains Architecture Master Class, a residential studio based one week program being held with Rick Joy in the Blue Mountains Australia with Richard Leplastrier and Peter Stutchbury.

The program will be a studio based design ‘charette’, undertaken in small groups, for a project (yet to be determined), on a site within walking distance of the venue. Suggested themes include the exploration of architectural strategies that can moderate between the permeation of the external envelope in Australian coastal architecture and how this might confront more harsh climates and locations. The design program will be supported by talks from the ‘masters’ and on-going tutorial support during the week. All the ‘masters’ will stay with the participants at the venue – Jemby Ringa Lodge at Blackheath, 600 meters from spectacular Evans Lookout. The program will culminate in presentations and crits on the last Friday. More information on the program after the break.