Phoenix performance space, in association with John Wardle Architects (Phoenix gallery), currently under construction.
Our competition entry for 210-220 George Street.
Our competition entry for the UNSW Gate 9 Arrival Project.
400 Barangaroo Road, Barangaroo (‘400’) forms part of the entry sequence to Barangaroo South, Sydney’s new waterfront mixed-use precinct - a hinge - between the city and the harbour.
This complex trapezoidal site inherited minor public functions of the development, such as car park entry and public toilets, a fixed basement structure and significant services risers within and adjacent to the building.
‘400’ and its neighbour, Barangaroo House by Collins and Turner, are linked, smaller scale buildings sited in the round between the existing development of King Street Wharf and the commercial towers of Barangaroo South. Their shared materials palette of timber, planting and concrete combine to enliven this new pedestrian precinct, adding a delicacy of scale in counterpoint to their massive neighbours.
The action of the building is brought to the surface, through the external wrap around stair, cutting through the façade and linking every floor to the ground plane. The stair is engineered to act as a required second fire egress, maximising the use of the floor plates within. Each entry is figured with unique outlooks, levels, signage seats and planters. Cold shelled at the time of completion, ‘400’ now houses a bookshop, café, bar, ferry office and gym.
The stair, a vertical, overgrown promenade ends in a rooftop bar and sheltered garden courtyard. A series of circular roof openings, carved out of the concrete ceiling, act as frames for rooftop planting, and as lenses to view the city above.
The façade is constructed of stacked, angled and offset timber columns, grading from dense at the base to lighter at the top.
In pure elevation the façade appears open, in obtuse views, the timber appears more solid and prominent. The timber boxes are made from accoya, a sustainable softwood that, through a process of non-toxic acetylation (loosely a kind of ‘pickling’), acquires properties of stability and longevity.
To the East the façade curves and cants back, a gentle, embracing gateway to the new Barangaroo South precinct.
Kambala School Vision Plan ongoing, Staff Green Room Renovation completed 2015.
In association with BVN Architecture.
The soft centre of the Alumni Green, a garden in the city, will transform the image of UTS.
The sense of this space as a sanctuary, and central gathering space will be consolidated by a cohesive and animated built edge.
The image of the Science faculty onto the Green is a grove of trees, gently moulded and shaped, its underside a friendly shadow.
The ‘tree-branching’ façade is fine grained and varied.
Photographers: Darren Bradley, Anthony Browell, Peter Bennetts and Julia Charles
- 2015 AIA NSW Educational Architecture William E Kemp Award
- 2015 Gold Sydney Design Awards (Architecture - Mixed Use - Constructed Category)
- 2015 NSW City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Prize
- 2015 NSW Environment Green Globe Award for Excellence in Sustainability - Built Environment Sustainability - Commercial Properties
- 2015 Sustainability Awards - Public Building and Urban Design Prize
We recently worked on the international design competition for a new library at Green Square with Sue Barnsley Design.
In association with Peter Colquhoun.
The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (NBSLSC) is located on the prominent, iconic and national heritage site at the northern end of Bondi Beach. Replacing the existing, disconnected and introverted building, the proposal is for an open connected and extroverted building. The new building increases the accommodation of the existing club, while creating a light and apparently smaller building.
Photographers: Anthony Browell, Joshua Davies, John Gollings, Tim Granter, Stefan Heim, Jeannette Lloyd-Jones, Mark Syke, Eugene Tan and Natalie Walsh
- 2013 AIA NSW Public Architecture Award
Love Lace is a major international exhibition of 130 contemporary lace works, from 20 countries by 134 artists. The central armature of the exhibition is an archaic, carved mass. Broad curving walls of aged smooth concrete, act as a foil to the delicacy and intricacy of the open work structures of the lace. Their companion shadows are lit to stretch across the sweeping walls.
Photographer: Anthony Browell
- 2011 Winner of Invited Design Competition
A 4 storey commercial building located in Kings Cross, Sydney. The design includes a ground floor restaurant / bar, and a rooftop garden. The material choice and form are in response to the character of the suburb.
Photographers: Anthony Browell, Peter Bennetts,
Neil Durbach and Julia Charles
- 2010 AIA Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture
- 2010 AIA NSW Chapter Sir Arthur G Stephenson Award for Commercial Architecture
Retirement Village Masterplan. DA for 250 apartments, 2,000 sqm of community and retail. Recommended for approval.
Multistorey mixed retail and commercial development.
- 2008 Winner of Invited Competition
5000 sq.m Offices, private art gallery, 3000 sq.m carparking, corporate dining room, boardrooms and studios.
Photographers: Peter Bennetts, Brett Boardman and Patrick Bingham-Hall
- 2009 AIA Victoria Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture
- 2009 RAIA National Award for Commercial Architecture
A modification to the Australian Pavilion for the 2008 Venice Biennale.
Curatorial team: Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson and Gary Warner.
Environmental Interpretive Centre and outdoor exhibition. Reconciling public access, safety and wildlife conservation in a way that transforms these ambitions into an iconic structure, the Brick Pit Ring is beautiful in its simplicity and poetic in its vision. Built, it is an exemplar of construction within a fragile site.
Photographers: Kraig Carlstrom, Guy Wilkinson, Brett Boardman, Peter Hyatt, Roger de Souza and Erieta Attali
- 2006 Chapter Lloyd Rees Civic Award
- 2006 Featured in the Venice Biennale
- 2006 RAIA National Special Jury Award
An invited installation for an apartment within the historical Elizabeth Bay House.
Photographers: Brett Boardman and Martin Van Der Wal
Public gathering space, restaurant and cafe, offices and exhibition. Located in the centre of Griffins heritage axis, at the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, Commonwealth Place negotiates the built set pieces and landscape elements of this sacred space to provide a gathering space of collection and openness.
Photographers: Anthony Browell and John Gollings
- 2004 NSW AILA Excellence Award Design in Landscape Architecture
- 2004 NSW AILA State Award Landscape Architecture
- 2003 PIA Urban Design Excellence Award
- 2003 RAIA National Urban Design Award
A new contemporary gallery on an adjacent site to the existing Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, on the riverfront of Brisbane. The Second Stage of the competition was based on a detailed brief of the gallerys requirements, requiring full design development of gallery configuration and surfaces, movement systems, costing and servicing. DBA worked with BVN and a full consultant team to develop the scheme to this level. The twin trumpet forms are aligned with the site - a relationship with the mountains to the south and an engagement with the city to the north. The image of the building is that of a fluid container hovering above a garden on the bank of a river. The external skin is double layered, the two surfaces subtly counterpoised to present a shifting array of spectral refraction. The brightness of the Brisbane light sculpts and resculpts the surface.
- 2002 Second Stage Finalist - International Competition
Amenities, car parking pay station, coach-driver facilities. The Olympic Amenities combine iconic and visible objects at an urban scale, while housing humane facilities.
All three of the Amenities Buildings at Homebush Bay were listed as part of a Significant Buildings Register for the Draft Sydney Olympic Park Post-Olympic Masterplan. They constitute three of only twelve buildings listed on the site.
Photographer: John Gollings
- 1999 Winner of Invited Competition
- 2000 Significant Buildings Register for the Draft Sydney Olympic Park Post-Olympic Masterplan
- 2004 Phaidon Atlas of World Architecture
In association with Harry Levine.
Offices, exhibition spaces, commercial, lecture theatre. Addition to 19th century villa by John Verge.
- 1988 National Competition Winner