Our first house: The Bombala Farmhouse is revisited in an article in Houses issue 131. Penny and Huw discuss the origins of the project that was designed in London for a remote Monaro site, and completed in 1997.
Yearly Archives: 2019
A development application has been lodged with Inner West Council for Habilis, an innovative housing project comprising 20 apartments on a former furniture factory site beside the Hawthorne Canal in Summer Hill.
The project includes the adaptive re-use of the existing buildings along with the construction of new structures to create an urban sanctuary focussed around a landscaped central courtyard.
The Carpe Diem Community is an innovative and sustainable collection of premium workspaces and executive suites within ITS Tower 2 at Barangaroo, providing small-scale tenancy communities access to world-class design, technology, activations and building management services.
The project scope includes a vertical village and tenancy fit-outs from levels 30 to 31. Collins and Turner have collaborated with Geyer on the centrepiece of the project – the show stopping ‘Companionway’ staircase and social space that links the levels. The project was constructed by Buildcorp, and has been announced this week as category winner of the 2019 MBA awards for interior fit-outs $15-$20m.
The work of our studio was featured in this month’s Belle Magazine. Thank you to Karen McCartney for the gracious write-up. The photograph of Huw and Penny was taken by Will Horner in our recently completed Point Piper House.
The Bombala Farmhouse is included in Phaidon’s beautiful new book: Houses: Extraordinary living. The book includes 400 of the world’s most innovative and influential architect-designed houses created since the early 20th century.
We are delighted that our Bondi House has been shortlisted in the Houses category of this year’s AIA NSW awards. Read more about this timber veiled, playful family home here.
Collins and Turner are delighted to be have been appointed to help the iconic and celebrated hospitality venue, Cafe Sydney upgrade two of their spectacular restaurant spaces. Concept designs for the Lounge Bar and Private Dining Room are complete, and construction is due to be complete mid-year.
Construction is well underway and due for completion in May for our University of Newcastle project. The project is in collaboration with Geyer and JMD Design, works include an upgrade to the Mathematics Faculty and campus entry. The 75sqm cafe pavilion is a central focus within a series of upgraded landscape spaces adjacent to the faculty. The shell forms will support a lightweight green roof.
We recently entered the competition for the 4-6 Bligh Street Hotel tower, a very enjoyable collaboration with our friends at PTW Architects and March Studio. Our entry takes inspiration from Sydney’s greatest natural asset – the coastal sandstone cliff forms and natural and man made pools at the cities water edges.