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NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Balmain

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Don't miss out on the first NSW At Home with the Architect for 2017, taking place this Sunday 5 February.

Visit a brand new townhouse development designed by SHED Architects. Comprising of three very different and compact dwellings wrapped around a small courtyard, the homes are designed with the intent to create a contemporary and exciting scheme that would integrate into the eclectic and smallā€scale fabric of Balmain.

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ABOUT SHED ARCHITECTS

SHED Architects was established in 2012 by UK trained architect Chris Haughton.

In collaboration with Associate Terence Yong and Project Leader Joshua Downie, the small practice’s work has been recognised with design and industry awards for its boutique hotel and commercial office projects.

The practice undertakes work in a variety of sectors including residential, hospitality and commercial.

They have been published in both print and internet media and have been recognised for their environmentally conscious approach to design as well as their sensitive adaptive re-use of heritage buildings.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Balmain, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 5 February 2017
Tickets: $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members) / AAA Volunteers Free

You won’t want to miss out on joining the first At Home With the Architect tour for 2017! Book now by clicking here.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Project Credits:
    Project Architect: Terence Yong
    Interior Design: Cressida Kennedy of Space Control Design
  • Image 1:Visualisation of the Balmain development
  • Image 2: Courtyard View (photographer Terence Yong)
  • Image 3: Entries (photographer Terence Yong) 
  • Images Source: SHED Architects website

NSW: New Tour of Woollahra Launches This Month

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Join the Australian Architecture Association on a new AAA walking tour exploring the architecture of Woollahra and Paddington. 

Wandering through leafy streets laid down upon lands once inhabited by first nation peoples the Cadigal clan - tour participants will discover some of the numerous architect designed residences located in the area. Explore how the predominant typology - the terrace has evolved into a myriad of forms, from the traditional to the infill.

AAA volunteer tour guide and registered architect Ben Gerstel, will facilitate your experience of both exceptional and controversial buildings of the early to late twentieth century and how design has changed within the area into the twenty-first century.

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Featured on the tour are designs by well known Australian architects such as Don Gazzard, Neville Gruzman, Glen Murcutt, Peter Stronach and Alex Tzannes, as well as gems designed by less recognised architects.

TOUR DETAILS:
Meeting Point: Phoenix Hotel (outside the front entrance), 1 Moncur Street, Woollahra NSW 2015
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Tickets: $25 (Public) / $20 (Concession & Seniors)
Note: ID required to join the walk

Don’t miss out on joining the launch of the tour, click here to book your tickets.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: The secret garden - Woollahra style (Photographer: Daniel Dearing)
  • Image 2: Residence designed by Don Gazzard (Image Source: Design In Steel, 1976)
  • Image 3: The Phoenix Hotel, Woollahra (Photographer: Daniel Dearing)

NSW: Take A Walk Through Time With the AAA

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Over two hours discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Wednesday 15 February to discover how architecture has helped shape the landscape of the city.

Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period.

The 20th Century brought us influences from overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism.

We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it.

By looking at Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

Tour Details:

Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2017
Tickets: $20 (Public) / $15 (Senoirs & students) / AAA Members Free

Don’t miss out click here to secure your place on the tour.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens / AAA website
  • Image: Reflections of the QVB Building on the Hilton Sydney
  • Photographer: Vincent Lam

NSW Walking Tour: Join A Sydney City Walk

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Start the new year with a healthy two hour walk through the streets of Sydney. The Sydney City Walk is the original walk developed by the Australian Architecture Association.

For the past ten years AAA trained tour guides have been helping residents and visitors to discover parts of the city they never knew existed. Each tour guide brings their own flavour to the tour, so that no one tour is quite like the other.

Learn about some of the iconic buildings that grace the streets of the CBD and take a journey through the history of the cities development.

TOUR DETAILS:

Location: Meet on the steps of Customs House, Circular Quay
Tickets: $25 (public) / $20 (Senior / Concession)
Note: AAA Members walk for free & students will need to show ID on the day.
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Every Saturday (Next tour takes place 4 February 2017)

Numbers are limited, click here to secure your place on this weekends tour.

  • Image: Steps up to Australia Square Tower (Photographer: Vanessa Couzens)