The Pursuit of Endless Surprise: Durbach Block Jaggers
DBJ in profile
Words by Katelin Butler
Photography by Tom Ferguson
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club featured on the cover of "Le Corbusier in the Antipodes: Art, Architecture and Urbanism"
Book by Antony Moulis, Published by Routledge
Brickworks inDETAIL with Camilla Block
“Join us for the next instalment of inDETAIL, our architectural speaker series, where we welcome award winning architects to share insights into iconic projects."
Phoenix has won a 2020 Architecture MasterPrize award under the Cultural Architecture category.
Dezeen - 410 Pitt St
Durbach Block Jaggers reveals "improbably narrow" Sydney skyscraper
Sydney Morning Herald - 410 Pitt St
‘Improbably narrow’: Sydney’s latest tower is barely wider than a terrace
Australian Financial Review - 410 Pitt St
‘Pencil tower’ plan on Pitt Street the skinniest yet
Architecture AU - Droga Apartment - Architect in Residence Program 2014 - 2018
An experiment in cultural exchange
Phoenix Central Park (with John Wardle Architects) wins at 2020 AIA National Awards
Phoenix Central Park has won the Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture and the Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture at the 2020 AIA National Awards.
Sydney Dance Company at Phoenix Performance Space
Sydney Dance Company at Phoenix Central Park Performance Space
"Wood and concrete form backdrops for the arts at Phoenix Central Park"
Phoenix Central Park featured on Dezeen's website.
"Built to Last - From Binis to Brutalism: architects reveal their favourite overlooked Sydney buildings"
The Herald asked five Sydney architects what five lesser-known buildings they would save if they were threatened
DBJ Feature in Houses Magazine
DBJ has been featured in the latest issue of Houses Magazine out now.
Phoenix Central Park Featured article in The Australian Financial Review Magazine.
Phoenix Central Park has been featured in The Australian Financial Review Magazine.
Camilla Block's Isolation Talk hosted by The Architect's Bookshop
Camilla Block's streamed Isolation Talk hosted by Adam Haddow and The Architect's Bookshop.
Phoenix Central Park (with John Wardle Architects) wins highest honour at 2020 NSW Architecture Awards
Phoenix Central Park (with John Wardle Architects) was the most recognised project at the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards, taking out the NSW Architecture Medallion, Sir Arthur G. Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture and John Verge Award for Interior Architecture
Pitt Street Pencil Tower Hotel
Durbach Block Jaggers has been selected as the winner of the City of Sydney's Design Excellence Competition for a new Pencil Tower Hotel at 410 Pitts Street Haymarket
House Taurus Featured on STIR Magazine's Website
House Taurus featured article on STIR Magazine's website.
Momoyama House by Erika Nakagawa at Sydney
Neil Durbach's written text accompanied Erika Nakagawa's Momoyama House Exhibition at Sydney Gallery as shown on Contemporary Art Daily.
Winning entry to invited competition for Indiana, Cottesloe for Minderoo Group, in association with Ohlo Stuido and Aspect Studio
Darlinghurst Rd Competition
Darlinghurst Rd shortlisted competition entry by Durbach Block Jaggers and Trias.
Penrith Soper Place
Durbach Block Jaggers, Sue Barnsley Design, Right Angle Studio and SGS have won the Penrith Soper Place Design Competition.
Camilla Block + Holman House
Camilla Block and Holman House featured in Phaidon's Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
Adam Goodes at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
Adam Goodes at North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club featured on Domain.
Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas
Roslyn Street featured on Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas website for SCCI Architecture Hub.
Tamarama House in Jam Factory's 'CONCRETE: art architecture design' Exhibition
Opening in Adelaide this Thursday 28th February.
Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, Switzerland
Neil Durbach, David Jaggers and Angelo Candalepas were visiting critics for Valerio Olgiati's students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland on 26th & 27th May, 2018
Cornish Prize Shortlist
"3+2 Durbach Block Jaggers" is on the shortlist for the Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing.
Tamarama House wins Robin Boyd Award
Durbach Block Jaggers has won the AIA 2017 Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (New) for Tamarama House.
Wentworth Point Block H Design Competition on ArchitectureAU
Durbach Block Jaggers has been announced as one of six practices invited to participate in Wentworth Point's Block H Design Competition.
Holman House was featured in The Weekend Australian's 10th August edition of Mansion magazine.
AIA NSW Wilkinson Award
Tamarama House won the 2017 AIA NSW Wilkinson Award under the Residential Architecture - Houses (New) category.
Lindt Cafe Memorial Competition Entry
Our 2015 competition entry for the Lindt Cafe Memorial, Martin Place.
Holman House Featured in New York Times
Holman House has been featured in the New York Times article 'Contemporary Homes in Stunning Natural Surroundings' by Javier Callejas.
Camilla Block on Becoming a Registered Architect
Camilla Block on Becoming a registered architect
Chasing The Sky
Camilla Block featured in Maven Publishing's "Chasing the Sky, 20 Stories of Women in Architecture".
Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability
DBJ Brick Pit Ring featured in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Sustainability by Joshua Zeunert.
Neil Durbach Interview on Archdaily
Neil Durbach was interviewed by Vladimir Belogolovsky for Archdaily.
Holman House Featured in Elemental Living
Holman House is featured in Phaidon's "Elemental Living".
DBJ Featured in Belle Australia
DBJ featured in Dec/Jan 2016/17 issue of Belle Australia.
Holman House on Dezeen
Holman House is the 4th most popular house in the history of Dezeen.
NBSLSC Featured by Tim Denoodle at Maunsell Wickes
NBSLSC Featured by Tim Denoodle at Maunsell Wickes Gallery.
UTS wins the National Architecture Award
The UTS Science Building won The National Architecture Award for the Education category.
Holman House in Architecture Durable
Holman House featured in Architecture Durable - Issue #23.
UTS in Architectural Review
UTS featured in Architectural Review Asia Pacific August-September 2015 Issue.
UTS Shortlisted for 2015 National Architecture Awards
Durbach Block Jaggers are honoured to be shortlisted for the 2015 National Architecture Awards in the Educational category for the UTS Science Faculty, Building 7.
UTS in the Saturday Paper
UTS Science and Health Building has been featured in the Saturday Paper.
Gold Award - 2015 Sydney Design Awards
Durbach Block Jaggers were honoured to receive 'Gold' in the 2015 Sydney Design Awards for the UTS Science Faculty, Building 7.
UTS Featured in Bonds 100 Campaign.
UTS Science and Health building has been featured in the Bonds 100 campaign.
Lord Mayor's Prize on Instagram
UTS Science and Health Building feature on the Lord Mayor Clover Moore's Instagram account.
City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Prize
Durbach Block Jaggers were honoured to receive the City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Prize for UTS Science and Health Building.
Educational Architecture William E Kemp Award
Durbach Block Jaggers were honoured to receive the Educational Architecture William E Kemp Award for UTS Science and Health Building.
Invited Design Competition
Submission for invited design competition for The Beacon at Barangaroo.
Sydney Markets Cooking School Competition
Durbach Block Jaggers has been awarded first place in the Sydney Markets Cooking School Design Competition.
Feature in ArchitectureAU and The Daily Telegraph
Durbach Block Jaggers' winning Cooking School project has been featured in ArchitectureAU and The Daily Telegraph.
Durbach Block Jaggers are honoured to receive a mention in the extraordinary new book by ARM, "Mongrel Rapture, The Architecture of Ashton Raggatt McDougall".
UTS Featured on Cover of Architecture Australia
The UTS Science and Health Building has been featured on the cover of the May/June 2015 issue of Architecture Australia.
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Featured on Aquabumps Today
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club featured on Aquabumps today.
UTS Featured on ArchitectureAU
UTS Science and Health Building featured on ArchitectureAU.
Phoenix Project in the Australian Financial Review
Phoenix project in the Australian Financial Review.
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in SMH Today
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in SMH today.
Mercure Hotel Development in SMH Domain Today
Durbach Block Jaggers' Mercure Hotel Development in Kings Cross was in SMH Domain today.
The W3 Light is a wall-mounted light that was custom designed for the UTS Thomas St Project.
Crest Hotel Competition
Durbach Block Jaggers has been awarded first place in Design Excellence Competition for The Crest Hotel site in Kings Cross.
2014 National Architecture Awards
At the 2014 National Architecture Awards North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club received a Commendation for Public Architecture and the Balmain Apartment was awarded an Architecture Award in the Small Projects category.
Houses Awards 2014
The Balmain Apartment was recently awarded a commendation the Apartment category at the 2014 Houses Awards.
Durbach Block Jaggers' competition winning entry for the R7 Building at Barangaroo.
Camilla Block Appointed as a UTS Adjunct Professor
Camilla Block has received an Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor from UTS: University of Technology, Sydney Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building.
AIA NSW Architecture Awards
Durbach Block Jaggers recently won two awards at the AIA NSW Architecture Awards.
Barangaroo R7 Competition
Durbach Block Jaggers has been awarded first place in limited competition for the R7 site at Barangaroo.
Durbach Block Jaggers was recently invited to participate in the invited competition for the redevelopment of the Harbord Diggers Club.
Time Out Article
In Time Out (April 2014, No. 113), Karen McCartney includes the Droga Apartment in her Top 5 Sydney Homes.
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Featured in Mark Magazine
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club was recently featured in MARK No. 49 (April/May 2014).
Modus News Article
House Spry was recently featured in the internationally-distributed Modus News Magazine.
Harbord Diggers Club Redevelopment
Durbach Block Jaggers (In collaboration with BVN Donovan Hill, Aspect Studios, Silver Spirit Partners and Fleetwood Hotels) has been selected as a finalist in the Harbord Diggers redevelopment.
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in Architecture Australia
Laura Harding reviews the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in the January/February 2014 issue of Architecture Australia.
ArchitectureAU Holiday Reading
North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club is the image of ArchitectureAU's recent "Holiday Reading".
The Monthly Magazine Profiles DBJ and NBSLSC
David Neustein profiles the Durbach Block Jaggers office, and the new North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club in The Monthly Magazine (December 2013, No. 96).
UTS Thomas St Building
Construction has begun on the DBJ and BVN UTS Thomas St Science and Health Building.
AIA Droga Apartment Architect in Residence
"The Droga Apartment, winner of the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture and the Wilkinson Award for Residential Architecture, has now become the home of the Australian Institute of Architects Droga Architects in Residence.
Durbach Block Jaggers has been selected to take part in the Affirmative Architecture Symposium held at the Powerhouse Museum on the 8th & 9th of November.
Sketches by Neil Durbach featured in The Australian Financial Review Magazine (October 2013).
Architecture Makes the City Symposium
Along with a selection of Australian and Danish architects, Camilla Block will be speaking as part of the Architecture Makes the City Symposium.
Neil Durbach was recently interviewed in Architecture Review Asia Pacific Magazine (AR132 October-November 2013).
The Clock Haus is to be featured in an up-coming guide for the modern man - "The Man-ual".
Icons by Icons
Durbach Block Jaggers were recently invited to show the Holman and Tamarama houses as part of the Icons By Icons Exhibition held at Studio Becker.
Bowen Place Competition
We recently partnered with Sue Barnsley Design in an invited competition to reconfigure Bowen Place in Canberra.
Durbach Block Jaggers were recently asked to design a house in Anandgram, India for two brothers and their families.
Alumni Green Competition
We worked with the Government Architects Office's Landscape Designers to enter the Alumni Green Competition at UTS.