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Faculty of Law, University of Sydney – Sydney, Australia

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Building: Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
Location: Sydney Australia
Architect: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT)
Structural Consultant: Taylor Thomson Whitting
Facade Engineer:  Connel Wagner
Fire and Acoustic Engineer: Arup
Contractor: Baulderstone Pty Ltd
Completion: 2009

AE Interests: Glass, exposed wood,  polished steel, fixed and automated shading systems, multi-skin façade. An underground library with: high efficiency lighting and occupancy sensors, and a “light tower” that feeds natural light; all book shelves, desks, and tables radiate out from the well to take the most advantage of its light.

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Museum of Contemporary Art – Sydney, Australia

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Building: Museum of Contemporary Art
Location: Sydney, Australia
Architect: Sam Marshall
Completion: 2011

AE Interests: A museum renovation (addition) that was designed to look like a place that houses contemporary art (unlike the old 1950s Art Deco revival structure). Made up of boxes of large thin panels of precast painted concrete and glass. Located on the Sydney harbor it is already a tourist magnet.

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Written by Eric Nunez

September 4, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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Pod Apartments – Sydney, Australia

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Building: Pod Apartments
Location: Chippendale, Sydney, Australia
Architect: Tony Owen Partners
Completion: Proposal

AE Interests: Pre-cast pods moderate the amount of light that enters the balconies. The façade allows the apartments to vary behind them without sacrificing the flat faces of the building. Surrounded by historical buildings this proposed design is intended to demonstrate that contemporary buildings can also be representative of their time.

Written by Eric Nunez

September 4, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Alpha Apartments in Lewisham – Sydney Australia

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Building: Alpha Apartments
Location: Lewisham, Sydney, Australia
Architect: Tony Owen Partners
Completion: 2015

AE Interests: Ecologically sustainable development, hexagonal pod-like façade (manufactured as a single aluminum extrusion). Alpha’s construction was a way to prove contemporary design can be as cost-effective as traditional designs. Top levels exit onto terraces through hexagonal sky units with panoramic views of the surrounding parklands, two-story lounges on every floor foster a sense of community among residents.

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Written by Eric Nunez

September 2, 2015 at 1:25 pm