Posted by the editors on Saturday, 27 April 2013
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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Posted by the editors on Sunday, 9 December 2012
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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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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