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Sydney Opera House concert hall reopens after extensive renovation

September 2, 2022 Lizzie Crook 0
Sydney Opera House concert hall reopens after extensive renovation

The concert hall at the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia has reopened following the long-awaited renovation of its dated acoustics, functionality and accessibility. Carried out by a team led by Australian studio ARM Architecture and engineering firm Arup, the revamp was the final stage of a wider overhaul of the entire building. The project

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Dezeen Debate newsletter features a “fantastic treehouse” in the bush of Sydney’s Palm Beach

August 25, 2022 Rupert Bickersteth 0
Treehouse-style Balmy Palmy House in Sydney by CplusC Architectural Workshop

The latest edition of Dezeen Debate features a house on stilts in Palm Beach, Sydney, and PETA’s claim that architects are responsible for billions of bird deaths. Subscribe to Dezeen Debate now! Australian studio CplusC Architectural Workshop has elevated a house on posts above a sloping site in Sydney’s Palm Beach suburb to create the feeling of

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Flack Studio designs Ace Hotel Sydney as a “deep homage” to Australia

June 20, 2022 Ali Morris 0
Lobby of Ace Hotel Sydney with multicoloured counter by Flack Studio

References to the landscape and industrial heritage of Australia are woven into the Ace Hotel’s new outpost in Sydney, with interiors designed by local practice Flack Studio. Situated in the city’s historic Tyne House factory in Surry Hills, the 257-room Ace Hotel Sydney marks the American hotel group’s first location in the southern hemisphere. On

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Luchetti Krelle creates eclectic bar Jane inside former butcher shop

June 13, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Counter of Jane bar in Surry Hills, Sydney designed by Luchetti Krelle

Seventies decor, French bistros and indigenous flowers are some of the references design studio Luchetti Krelle has mixed inside this bar in Sydney, Australia, which occupies a converted butcher. Serving local wines and small plates, Jane is meant to be the more casual counterpart to Arthur – a nearby restaurant offering only five-course tasting menus.

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YSG designs playful Sydney penthouse for empty nesters

June 3, 2022 Natasha Levy 0
Kitchen interior of Dream Weaver penthouse designed by YSG with blue stone counter

Australian studio YSG has added quirky fixtures and furnishings to this penthouse in Sydney’s Darlinghurst neighbourhood to suit the owners’ new post-lockdown design tastes. Drawing on references from tiled Spanish tapas bars to the colour palette of surrealist artworks, YSG gutted the apartment’s formerly “sober” interior to make way for a bolder fit-out. The owners’

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SANAA’s Sydney Modern art gallery extension nears completion

May 1, 2022 Jane Englefield 0
Sydney Modern

The Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney has revealed images of its extension designed by Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architecture studio SANAA under construction ahead of its opening in December. Named Sydney Modern, the extension occupy a cluster of rectilinear pavilions that step down the sloped site towards Sydney Harbour’s Woolloomooloo Bay. The gallery revealed construction images

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Olson Kundig’s Bilgola Beach House responds to the weather with operable shutters

March 21, 2022 Alyn Griffiths 0
Bilgola Beach House is wrapped in black shutters

American firm Olson Kundig has lined the upper floor of this residence next to Sydney’s Bilgola Beach with louvred shutters that fold upwards to expose the living spaces to fresh air and sea views. The Bilgola Beach House is the first project completed in Australia by Seattle-based Olson Kundig and was designed for a couple

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Fox Johnston refreshes modernist SRG House in suburban Australia

September 18, 2021 Jon Astbury 0
SRG House by Fox Johnston

Local studio Fox Johnston has renovated a heritage-listed modernist home near Sydney, stripping it back to an exposed concrete shell to create bright, open living spaces. SRG House is a conversion of one of two semi-detached homes designed in 1972 and once the home of Australian modernist architect Sir Roy Grounds – from which it takes

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Sydney mandates lighter roofs and larger gardens for suburb to ward off climate change

August 27, 2021 Jennifer Hahn 0
Black roofs in Sydney suburb banned under Wilton Development Control Plan

Dark roofs will be banned and backyards expanded for all new houses built in Sydney’s emerging Wilton suburb, as part of planning controls that are being introduced to help lower temperatures in the city. Under plans set out by the New South Wales government, the slate grey roofing typical of much Australian residential construction must

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Hassell renovates historic Wharf building on Sydney Harbour for the Sydney Theatre Company

March 10, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
Wharf building for the Sydney Theatre Company by Hassell

Australian architecture studio Hassell has renovated a theatre in a former wool warehouse on Sydney Harbour to modernise its facilities while emphasising the 100-year-old building’s history. Expanded performance spaces, a new back-of-house corridor and improved accessibility are among Hassell’s additions to the Sydney Theatre Company’s Wharf building, which is part of a complex of timber

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