Archinect - News 2014-10-01T18:41:10-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/109761741/3xn-designs-sydney-high-rise 3XN Designs Sydney High Rise stm@3xn.dk 2014-09-25T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-09-25T20:22:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmcfgumsh79ed36r.jpg" width="514" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AMP Capital has named 3XN as the architect for the 49-story, 102,000sm 50 Bridge Street tower and master plan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. 3XN was selected via a multi-stage international competition, the fourth it has won this year, which included two Prtizker Architecture Prize-winning firms. Construction on this important new addition to the Sydney skyline is slated to begin in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1c15wr20yu7ue7p.jpg"></p><p>The 50 Bridge Street "Quay Quarter Tower" represents the first major project designed by a Danish architect in Sydney since J&oslash;rn Utzon designed the landmark Opera House in 1973,</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6ns6ljb3do1nw45.jpg"></p><p>3XN's innovative design, already well-received by the community, will revitalize AMP Capital-s site, located close to the Opera House, into a vibrant destination for international and local businesses. The bold new tower will engage in an open dialogue with the skyline while also integrating itself into community life at the street level.</p><p>Louise Mason, AMP Capital Managing Director Office &amp; Industrial, said, "AMP ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108251176/sydney-s-nsw-gallery-announces-jurors-for-museum-expansion-competition Sydney's NSW Gallery announces jurors for museum expansion competition Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76fd7acaac14dc13627e7945ec764c8e.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's rare for an Australian gallery to extend the call for an architect beyond local boundaries. But that's exactly what the Art Gallery of NSW has done in their national and international callout for the Gallery's transformation into 'an art museum for the 21st century'. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, The Art Gallery of NSW has announced the jurists to decide the architectural practice that will be responsible for the Gallery&rsquo;s transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The jury members include Gallery Director, Michael Brand as well as Kathryn Gustafson, Michael Lynch, Toshiko Mori, Glenn Murcutt, Juhani Pallasmaa and Hetti Perkins."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106024167/a-closer-look-at-ar-ma-s-trifolium-digital-pre-fab-pavilion-in-sydney A closer look at AR-MA’s “Trifolium” digital pre-fab pavilion in Sydney Justine Testado 2014-08-07T17:33:00-04:00 >2014-08-12T21:46:04-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l4/l40zjg28wi5x7nsl.jpg" width="514" height="770" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Trifolium" by AR-MA (Architectural Research &ndash; Material Applications) from Australia recently won the commission to design a new event pavilion for the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney, Australia. Hosted annually by SCAF, the Fugitive Structures invite-only competition promotes emerging architects from Australia, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. The 2014 edition had entrants explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication in their designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The pavilion dons a Corian shell and a vaulted reflective steel interior speckled with optic lights that glow at night. Trifolium will be exhibited at SCAF until December 13, 2014.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mh/mh4b93hpx4ejo7l7.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gz/gz7yjpseqbl7bhij.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uo3c72lgc1d6c3g4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/inblxtiw5t5p9zb3.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6iqsx1lx1yjeuf9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_closer_look_at_ar-mas_trifolium_digital_prefab_pavilion_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104251801/ateliers-jean-nouvel-ptw-architects-award-winning-one-central-park-in-sydney-australia Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects’ award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia Justine Testado 2014-07-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:02:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hu3wimoiwx0vx34g.jpg" width="514" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by a renowned team of Parisian Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm PTW Architects, One Central Park in downtown Sydney has received some high recognition in just the past few weeks alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project was recently named the Best Tall Building for the Asia + Australia region in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and received a Commendation in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Awards 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn2ogh9p0uz146z5.jpg"></p><p>More info on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94419900/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-sydney Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Sydney Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-02-26T14:44:00-05:00 >2014-05-08T21:03:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r8/r8657fhwn98zjkmu.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/77818/5468796-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/355906/table-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>IMPRESSIONS</strong></p><p>We left <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/92781001/dispatches-from-5468796-architecture-s-table-for-twelve-tokyo#CommentsAnchor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Japan</a> with our heads still spinning from the colours, the sounds of gaming lounges, the continuous traffic jams, and the hordes upon ho...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88133824/results-of-the-sydney-container-vacation-house-competition Results of the [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House competition Justine Testado 2013-12-05T12:39:00-05:00 >2014-05-09T12:33:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v1/v1azlluyg7fws5r8.jpg" width="514" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[AC-CA] recently announced the results of their [SYDNEY] Container Vacation House competition. Entrants had to design a waterfront vacation house on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia using only a freight container.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Out of 307 proposals, the jury chose three winners:</p><p>1st prize (US$3,500): Ales Javurek, Czech Republic (see cover pic)</p><p>2nd prize (US$1,700): Eunjin Koh and Jonghyun Kim, South Korea</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4l/4lbpxewn5m0j8hb5.jpg"></p><p>3rd prize (US$800): Andrew Nicolle and James Moulder, Australia</p><p><img alt="" title="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vx/vxor32jk5a4w4z25.jpg"></p><p><em>Images courtesy of [AC-CA].</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86309152/the-seacliff-house-by-chris-elliott-architects-wins-two-2013-sydney-design-awards The Seacliff House by Chris Elliott Architects wins two 2013 Sydney Design Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-11T17:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T17:22:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0j0jly4rbh38uvd.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Seacliff House by Chris Elliott Architects is a residential house built for Chris Elliott's family on the famous Bondi Coogee to Coastal Walk in Sydney, Australia. Aside from maximizing both the narrow block space it is built on and the views of its coastal surroundings, the Seacliff House recently received two residential category 2013 Sydney Design Awards among others.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83759456/the-sydney-opera-house-by-j-rn-utzon-celebrates-its-40th-anniversary The Sydney Opera House by Jørn Utzon Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary Quilian Riano 2013-10-09T18:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T21:18:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0d/0d8aad016521bc35837f69b38adb54fd.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If J&oslash;rn Utzon did not exist, we would have to invent him. His story, mostly the legend of that single and singular building, the Sydney Opera House, provides the enduring foundational myth for all contemporary architectural practice. Utzon is our sage Kenobi, our renegade Solo, our heroic Skywalker, all in one. He looked the part, too: an architect out of central casting in the Gary-Cooper-as-Howard-Roark mould, as tall as Rem Koolhaas, as beautiful as Jacques Herzog, as Danish as Bjarke Ingels.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/80003955/artistic-leaps-give-way-to-baby-steps Artistic leaps give way to baby steps Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-08-21T20:51:00-04:00 >2013-08-26T19:46:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/aspiz4hu5x8pb9eh.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The leggy damsel with raven hair and Doc Martens to match is unequivocal. ''No,'' she tells the small, freckled boy. ''You can't climb here. Go in there where it's safe.'' [...] But the boy - not recognising her livery - can be forgiven his mistake. To him, the large, gridded edifice that she guards promises infinite climbability. [...] The climbing frame in question is in fact art. It is this summer's Serpentine Pavilion, by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.</p></em><br /><br /><p> What role should interactivity play in art? Should public opinion decide what is and isn't art? Can good art also have utility? These are a few polemics posed in the <em>Sydney Morning Herald</em> by columnist Elizabeth Farrelly, reacting to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto's&nbsp;</a><a href="http://www.serpentinegallery.org/2013/02/sou_fujimoto_to_design_serpentine_gallery_pavilion_2013.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Serpentine Gallery</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&nbsp;Pavilion</a>, featured <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74569799/sou-fujimoto-s-serpentine-gallery-pavilion-opens-june-8th-first-photos-by-iwan-baan-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here on Archinect</a>&nbsp;this past June.</p> <p> These questions have been posed for ages, but as human interaction shifts further into the digital realm, artists and architects have had to adapt to the changing atmosphere of interactivity while also representing it. As Farrelly puts it, "I'd trade all climbability for more beauty and subtlety, any day.&nbsp;Mountains are for climbing. Art should take you somewhere high, airy and new". Is she right to draw the line?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/68470664/stewart-hollenstein-colin-stewart-architects-win-sydney-s-green-square-library-competition Stewart Hollenstein & Colin Stewart Architects Win Sydney’s Green Square Library Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-27T19:00:00-05:00 >2013-03-23T02:31:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64a4dmkl5qywjaol.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The City of Sydney has just announced the winning team in the international competition to design a new library and plaza for Green Square, one of the city's major new developments. The jury, including famed architects John Denton, George Hargreaves, and Pritzker Prize winner Glenn Murcutt, selected the entry by Stewart Hollenstein in association with Colin Stewart Architects from a field of 167 entrants from 29 countries.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/67600416/sydney-s-new-icon-barangaroo Sydney’s New Icon | Barangaroo? Anna Johnson 2013-02-15T15:06:00-05:00 >2013-02-28T23:29:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut2ovowd2oz4o6yd.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Billionaire businessman, James Packer has shortlisted four of the world&rsquo;s best architects (Adrian Smith + Gill Architecture, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Renzo Piano and Wilkinson Eyre Architects) to bid to design and build the urban masterpiece that will be Crown Sydney. The proposed $1 billion six-star Crown Sydney resort will be a dramatic addition to Sydney&rsquo;s skyline and be built across a giant 6,000 square metre site in Barangaroo.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/63198507/hassell-oma-and-populous-chosen-to-redevelop-sydney-entertainment-precinct HASSELL, OMA and Populous chosen to redevelop Sydney Entertainment Precinct Archinect 2012-12-11T12:08:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:03:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zy/zyj0q702xyyc6lf2.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Destination Sydney led by Lend Lease with Australian firm HASSELL Studio, Dutch office OMA and Populous (formerly HOK), has been unveiled as the winning consortium for the redevelopment of the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Convention Centre and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62215590/sydney-crane-crash-caught-on-tape Sydney Crane Crash Caught on Tape Anna Johnson 2012-11-27T00:50:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T00:50:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3u/3u5yvce7undogmw6.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The moment whereby a burning crane which caught fire on a construction site snapped and fell on top of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) building on Broadway in inner Sydney this morning has been caught on tape. A video, which was filmed by a passer-by and supplied to Channel Nine, shows the upper portion of the crane above the main boom tip collapsing onto the building rooftop.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/62465407/lend-lease-lands-bid-to-build-gehry-designed-paper-bag-project Lend Lease lands bid to build Gehry-designed 'paper bag' project Archinect 2012-11-24T11:43:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T14:37:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9aee0ca96619670c92af7ccf5d19ceb.jpg" width="300" height="331" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Herald was granted a first look at a mock-up of the facade on Thursday. It will be built brick by brick, rather than using a cheaper "brick curtain" method, which would have detracted from the fluid, undulating design, Professor Milbourne said. It is due to be completed in mid-2014. Construction will be a "bespoke", at times slow process, said the managing director of Lend Lease's project management and construction business, Murray Coleman.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/47880751/many-hands-will-make-lights-work Many hands will make lights work Alexander Walter 2012-05-09T17:08:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T17:09:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5da72f38903a301a7f0f82cbf961d73d.jpg" width="420" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>IN THE hands of Urbanscreen, buildings become toys in a surreal world in which Salvador Dali or Lewis Carroll's Alice would feel at home. Structures get torn apart, turned to ice or covered with ants and are made to disintegrate, pulsate, morph into strange shapes or become a gigantic pinball machine.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>