Publications

  • Steel Profile

Steel Profile

“Near the entrance of this memorable building, several triangular steel panels converge to a central node. The galvanising has dulled to a matte grey and the mesh will soon be covered in native vines, but for now the geometric beauty is on display, showing the angles intersecting at a common point. It’s a subtle visual metaphor for the genesis of the building itself, where various people, coming from different perspectives, have crossed paths at a specific moment to create something truly remarkable…”

  • Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

“This is not about Kevin Rudd. Quite the opposite. It’s about shelter from the storm.

What is architecture? Broadly speaking, I consider this the kind of undergraduate unanswerable that should be well behind you before your first inklings of mortality. Last week, however, two largely unrelated events returned it to my frontal lobe.

One was the NSW Architecture Awards. The other, rain.

Rain! How those nine nights and days felt like 40. Yet my house, bless it, held out to the end, or almost. Only on the very last day of that Old Testament weather did our roof start to leak. Not frogs, I’m grateful for that. Quite likely just vines getting uppity…”

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  • 17 Gadigal Avenue

17 Gadigal Avenue

Collins and Turner Architects “turn a Sydney building of apartments into an apartment building” by cladding the block in a single, unifying cloak of perforated, pressed metal screens, in varying shades of gold.

Author: Tone Wheeler

Photography: Ross Honeysett, Michael Wee

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  • Houses Magazine practice profile

Houses Magazine practice profile

“Each of the highly refined houses of Collins and Turner Architects pursues the purity of an idea. Maitiú Ward profiles their work for Houses 90.”

Author: Maitiú Ward

Photography: Richard Glover,  Simon Whitbread, Peter Bennetts

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  • kharkov

kharkov

In Bellevue Hill, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Collins and Turner have repurposed a crumbling home into a castle-like lair, slicing into an imposing, 17-metre cliff face.

Photographer Richard Glover

Author Craig Johnson

This article first appeared in Architectural Review Asia Pacific issue 127: The Residential Issue.

You’re at street level, about to enter a modest, glazed doorway hidden away inside a wall of sandstone slabs. Inside there’s a high-ceilinged tunnel, and much cooler air than outside. To your left is a large, exposed rock wall, hand detailed and subtly lit – effectively a dramatic work of art, damp and dripping into a discrete catch below. As you make your way along a catwalk-style path, elevated from the ground by a few centimetres, you come to another entrance and…

  • Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Housing
Birkhauser/Actar
Prefab
Booth Gibbons
Prefab Modern
Harper Collins
Country Interiors
Taschen
Living in a small space
Axel Menges
Ultimate House Book
Conran
Homes dot com
NSW Government Architects office
Residenze Unifamiliari
Maggioli Edditore
21st Century House
Lawrence King
100 Houses
Merrell
Minimal Style
Taschen
Living the Modern
Hatje Cantz
Domus
Taschen
Houses of Steel
Living Steel
Prefabrication systems
Birkhauser
Rural Houses
Murdoch Books
Inspire
Australian Institute of Architects
Sustainable refurbishment
Bloomsbury (forthcoming)