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K House / MHNDU

17:00 - 23 January, 2018
K House / MHNDU, © Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Juliane Roennau
  • Area

    940.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

The Arc de Triomphe as an Elephant?! These Illustrations Reveal What Famous Monuments Could Have Been

08:00 - 15 January, 2018
The Arc de Triomphe as an Elephant?! These Illustrations Reveal What Famous Monuments Could Have Been, Courtesy of GoCompare
Courtesy of GoCompare

A city’s monuments are integral parts of its metropolitan identity. They stand proud and tall and are often the subject of a few of your vacation photos. It is their form and design which makes them instantly recognizable, but what if their design had turned out differently?

Paris’ iconic and stunning Arc de Triomphe could have been a giant elephant, large enough to hold banquets and balls, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. could have featured an impressive pyramid. 

GoCompare has compiled and illustrated a series of rejected designs for monuments and placed them in a modern context to commemorate what could have been. Here are a few of our favorites:

Aurora Place / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

19:00 - 10 November, 2017
Aurora Place / Renzo Piano Building Workshop , © Martin Van der Wal
© Martin Van der Wal

© John Gollings © Martin Van der Wal © Martin Van der Wal © Martin Van der Wal + 21

Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge

19:00 - 16 October, 2017
 Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge, Enter the Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Enter the Sydney Affordable Housing Challenge ‪architecture‬ ‪competition‬ now! US $6,000 in prize money! Closing date for registration: FEBRUARY 9, 2018

Debate rages across the country, as experts and analysts go back and forth over the idea of an affordable housing crisis in Australia. One area that all experts can agree on, however, is that Sydney is in a league of its own when it comes to property prices. Sydney comes in second to Hong Kong as having the least affordable housing in a survey of 10 major metropolitan markets.

The Guardian Australia reported figures from BIS Oxford economics showing that, as of December 2016, 42% of average disposable household income in New South Wales was being poured into monthly mortgage

The Dairy / THOSE ARCHITECTS

17:00 - 11 October, 2017
The Dairy / THOSE ARCHITECTS, © Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

© Luc Remond © Luc Remond © Luc Remond © Luc Remond + 15

East Sydney Early Learning Centre / Andrew Burges Architects

00:00 - 7 August, 2017
East Sydney Early Learning Centre / Andrew Burges Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 49

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Andrew Burges, Alex Wilson, Jo Tinyou, Celia Carrol, Anna Field, Chris Su, Chris Mullaney, John Nguyen, Louise Lovmand, Nadia Zhao
  • Area

    1391.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Brick House / Andrew Burges Architects

20:00 - 2 August, 2017
Brick House / Andrew Burges Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia
  • Architects in Charge

    Andrew Burges, Chris Mullaney, Celia Carroll, Anna Field, Chris Su, Mitchell Bonus.
  • Area

    310.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

HASSELL's Sweeping Entertainment Development to Become New Gateway to Sydney CBD

16:00 - 2 August, 2017
HASSELL's Sweeping Entertainment Development to Become New Gateway to Sydney CBD, © Bloom Images. Courtesy of HASSELL
© Bloom Images. Courtesy of HASSELL

HASSELL has unveiled the design of a striking new building to be located along Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Known as The Ribbon, the $700 million mixed-use development will rise between two elevated highways, connecting visitors between the city and the waterfront and becoming the new gateway to the western end of Sydney’s central business district.

Day Street Apartments / Tzannes + Loftex

20:00 - 27 July, 2017
Day Street Apartments / Tzannes + Loftex, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Central Business District, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Lead Architects

    Mladen Prnjatovic, Ben Green, Loftex
  • Area

    10000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

09:30 - 3 July, 2017
The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

As anyone who has recently attempted apartment-hunting in a major urban area will know, reasonably-priced housing can be difficult to come by for many and salaries don’t always seem to match the cost of living. This gap is contributing to housing crises in developed and developing countries worldwide. People are simply being priced out of cities, where housing has become a commodity instead of a basic human right. Financial speculation and states’ support of financial markets in a way that makes housing unaffordable has created an unsustainable global housing crisis. 

Earlier this year the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released for 2017, revealing that the number of “severely unaffordable” major housing markets rose from 26 to 29 this year; the problem is getting worse. The study evaluates 406 metropolitan housing markets in nine of the world's major economies and uses the “median multiple” approach to determine affordability. By dividing the median house price by the median household income of an area, this method is meant to be a summary of “middle-income housing affordability.”

Tower of Wood: The EY Centre / fjmt

17:00 - 27 June, 2017
Tower of Wood: The EY Centre / fjmt, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Demas Rusli © Mark Merton + 28

3XN to Helm Design of World's Largest Fish Market in Sydney

12:15 - 27 June, 2017
3XN to Helm Design of World's Largest Fish Market in Sydney, © 3XN
© 3XN

Danish practice 3XN Architects has revealed design plans for what will be the world’s largest fish market in Sydney, Australia. Selected from a submission pool of more than 60 international design studios, 3XN’s design will relocate the existing Syndey Fish Market from its location in Pyrmont to a nearby wharf in Blackwattle Bay on Bridge Road in Glebe, creating a new food and dining destination on the Sydney inner harbor.

“Sydney Fish Market is a beloved institution among Sydneysiders, Australians and international visitors,” said Sydney Fish Market General Manager Bryan Skepper. “Therefore, it was integral to select a design team that will modernise and improve the site whilst recognising its longstanding heritage and retaining the authentic experience that attracts customers and visitors."

SANAA Reveals New Images of Design for Art Gallery of New South Wales

16:25 - 26 June, 2017
SANAA Reveals New Images of Design for Art Gallery of New South Wales, In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017
In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017

New images have been revealed of SANAA’s design for the expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, as the project has received a $244 million AUD ($186 million USD) commitment from the NSW Government, more than two-thirds of the project’s total estimated budget. A supplemental campaign will be launched later this year for the remaining $100 million, $70 million of which has already been pledged.

In progress image of Sydney Modern Project, view from north-east as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA. © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017 + 6

University of Sydney Business School / Woods Bagot

20:00 - 22 June, 2017
University of Sydney Business School / Woods Bagot, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein + 13

Foster + Partners Wins Competition for Landmark Tower in Sydney's Circular Quay

12:00 - 19 June, 2017
Foster + Partners Wins Competition for Landmark Tower in Sydney's Circular Quay, © Foster + Partners
© Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has been selected as the winners of an international competition to design a new office tower for Sydney’s Circular Quay, steps away from the city’s harbor and iconic Opera House. Located between George and Pitt streets, the tower will serve as a centerpiece of the urban district’s reinvigorated masterplan, featuring a scheme characterized by its array of pedestrian pathways that cross through the site at multiple levels. Injecting life into the area, the laneways will be lined with retail shops, cafes and bars, helping Sydney maintain its identity as a unique cultural destination.

Wynyard Walk / Woods Bagot

22:00 - 2 June, 2017
Wynyard Walk / Woods Bagot, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein          © Trevor Mein          © Trevor Mein          © Trevor Mein          + 22

  • Design

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team

    Domenic Alvaro, John Prentice, Zig Peshos, Rob Wright, Martin Fox, Dennis Hwang, Alex Herran, Milan Bogova, Marissa Looby
  • Area

    1600.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

NUBO / PAL Design

19:00 - 31 May, 2017
NUBO / PAL Design, © Michelle Young, Amy Piddington
© Michelle Young, Amy Piddington

© Michelle Young, Amy Piddington © Michelle Young, Amy Piddington © Michelle Young, Amy Piddington © Michelle Young, Amy Piddington + 13

The Sydney Opera House Comes to Life (Literally) With Vivid Sydney Light Show

16:00 - 28 May, 2017

Vivid LIVE, part of the annual festival of lights and music known as Vivid Sydney, is taking place this weekend. As in previous years, the event was launched with a mesmerizing video projection mapped onto the sails of Sydney's iconic Opera House. Titled "Audio Creatures," this year's projection was created by Ash Bolland sees the Opera House writhe and squirm to a soundtrack by Amon Tobin; at times the shells of the building crack open to reveal new life inside, at other moments, infestations crawl their way across from the building's edges.

Read on to see more photographs from the show and the full video of the event.

© Yaya Stempler © Yaya Stempler © Yaya Stempler © Yaya Stempler + 27