The latest building by Tony Owen blurs the line between architecture and urban billboard. Work has commenced on the EDEN apartments in Sydney. This infill project is located in a varied and complex part of the Sydney cityscape and is visible from many vantages. The office sought to explore the possibilities of adding to the tapestry as a piece of art in the urban landscape. In a unique approach, the final image was chosen from an on-line poll of various options to allow the public to decide the streetscape of their city.
We recieved the new student quarters for Boston University by Tony Owen Partners and Silvester Fuller at 15-25 Regent Street, Chippendale. It is a unique design using fissures to provide maximum solar access to bedrooms as well as natural ventilation throughout the building.
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What do you think of Tony Owen Partners’ latest luxury apartments? The design will shortly enter its construction phase on Elizabeth Street in Sydney’s CBD in prestigious Hyde Park. With only 19 apartments, this exclusive development intends to define the new standard in luxury and contemporary design for Australia. On the exterior, the units’ varied facades are the product of parametric exercises in responding to the changing solar, view and planning conditions on each level. The building is topped by a 3 storey penthouse inspired by classics of 20th century. The firm’s modern spin includes a roof top pool, private elevator and grand staircase. “The design in a combines fluid digital profiles with classic and elegant materials to create a building which is at once progressive and stately,” explained the architects.
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