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* Architecture: Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 27 April 2013

Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect

Architecture: Crescent House by Andrew Burns Architect: “..‘Crescent House’ is the first in an annual series of temporary pavilions to be installed at Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in Paddington, Sydney, Australia. The aim of this ‘Fugitive Structures’ program is to engage a wide audience with architectural thought..Two arcs are set within an apparently simple rectilinear form. The arcs bisect, creating a pair of infinitely sharp points and a threshold to the space beyond. This combination of fragility and robustness seeks to charge the conversations within the space with a particular quality..The structure has an ambiguous presence; between architecture and art object. Through framing, it transforms an ordinary rose apple hedge into a landscape of beauty. The pavilion responds to elemental themes; darkness and light, the wonder offered by the night sky and the burnt quality of yaki-sugi (charred cedar) recalling the presence of bushfires on this continent..The pavilion and has been initiated and supported by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, BVN Donovan Hill, Andrew Cameron Family Foundation and the Nelson Meers Foundation..”

See our post on other work by Andrew Burns Architect: Architecture: Australia House Gallery and Studio by Andrew Burns.

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image: © Brett Boardman; article: “Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect” 17 Apr 2013. ArchDaily

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* Architecture: HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 13 December 2012

HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour

Architecture: HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour: “..Australian firm HASSELL Studio, OMA and Populous have been announced as the winners for the redevelopment of Sydney’s new convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct (SICEEP) at Darling Harbour..The 20-hectare, billion dollar project, which will stretch from Cockle Bay to Haymarket and Ultimo, will include Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facilities, Sydney’s largest red carpet entertainment venue,  a hotel complex with up to 900 rooms, and a new urban neighborhood in Haymarket..The new facilities – with the working title of Darling Harbour Live – will include: The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) (with flexible convention spaces that can house from 750 to 2,5000 people as well as a ballroom with 2,000 person capacity); The ICC Exhibition Centre (over 35,000 sqm of exhibition space, another 5,000 sqm of internal flexible space, a 5,000 sqm event deck with city views, and a terraced landscape to conceal the loading dock and expand public open space); A red carpet entertainment venue (whose fan-shaped layout will reduce the building footprint and expand open space; it will also have a capacity for 8,000 people); and a hotel complexwith up to 900 rooms..Moreover, the plan includes an additional hectare of open space, including an expanded/renovated Tumbalong Park (which will be re-integrated into Darling Harbour with new connections), a new Boulevard (which will act as the central North-South pedestrian route), and three new public gathering spaces integrated into the city: Harbourside Place, Chinese Garden Square, and Haymarket Square..According to Australian MP Barry O’Farrell, “The redevelopment goes far beyond improving facilities – it’s also about re-shaping the city. Darling Harbour already attracts 25 million people a year and this development will create a more vibrant place on Sydney Harbour.”..Destination Sydney, the consortium of developers who will develop the project, echo the sentiment: “This project will redefine Sydney as a global city and create one of the world’s great meeting and entertainment destinations. Not only will it become a beacon for international visitors for conventions and events but will also build on the appeal of the Darling Harbour area for Sydneysiders creating an entertainment hub that promises to reconnect and re-energise the city.”..Construction will commence on The Haymarket in 2014; the new facilities and public spaces are expected to open in December 2016..(Story via Australian Design Review and SICEEP)..

See another of our posts on OMA: Architecture: Reinier de Graaf of OMA presents “architecture with a social conscience”.

See another of our posts on Populous: Architecture: Olympic Stadium for London 2012 Olympics by Populous.

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image: © SICEEP; article: Quirk , Vanessa. “HASSELL, OMA, and Populous To Redevelop Sydney Harbour” 11 Dec 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/305713&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: Z House Bellevue Hill by Bruce Stafford Architects

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 9 December 2012

Z House Bellevue Hill by Bruce Stafford Architects

Residential Architecture: Z House Bellevue Hill by Bruce Stafford Architects: “..Bruce Stafford Architects designed a house for a family in the Bellevue Hill area of Sydney, Australia..A guiding principle of the design was to promote the well-being of all members of the family, creating an environment of peace and tranquillity. With an abundance of natural light and sunshine, the spaces are interwoven with nature through the use of courtyards, skylights, glazed openings and garden.  The double height circulation space allows connectedness of spaces whilst still retaining their privacy..Having no expansive external views, the house creates its own vistas and depth of field through the use of permeable spaces which connect to landscape. These spaces are designed to capture different qualities of natural light, creating a moving tapestry as the house responds to the shifting sunlight..The main house embodies solidity, reliability, dependability – it is a place of safety providing a protective anchor for the lighter elements.  A timber box is held lightly within the solidity of the curving concrete form, and is separated by a glass light well that extends through the centre of the house. The finely slatted box in the form of a cocoon provides a resting place for the children..”  Interesting form, materiality, interior volumes; ample glazing, natural light; indoor / outdoor sensibility..

image: Karl Beath, Erik Smithson, Vincent Chi; article: Contemporist

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* Residential Architecture: Delany House by Jorge Hrdina Architects

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 4 November 2012

Residential Architecture: Delany House by Jorge Hrdina Architects: “..The house for a family of five sits on a steep site, surrounded by eucalypts on Sydney, Australia’s Middle Harbour. From the street, a low flying roof and strong, horizontal screen reveal little of the intersecting and folding architecture that makes up the project..Upon entry, a bridge transforms into a floating stair, anchored off a stone trunk finally arriving at the open mid section of the house. Arranged across four levels, the house explores precipice and elements of the sublime. Various experiences of the site are offered. It, at one moment is connecting to the ground, while at the other, hanging out above the landscaped terraces below. It engages the participant in views across and up the river..Bedrooms are above and below, private to the main living platform. Below these levels a meandering stair finds a smaller platform, directly engaging the ground and a pool, completing the architectural reading of the site..”  Lovely site and views; extensive glazing, natural light; interesting materiality, interior volumes, and details; indoor / outdoor sensibility..

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image: © Brigid Arnott; article: Gaete , Javier . “Delany House / Jorge Hrdina Architects” 03 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/287336&gt;

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