Our First House: The Bombala Farmhouse is revisited in an article in houses 131. In the article, Penny and Huw discuss the origins of the project that was designed in London, and completed in 1997.
Houses – Extraorinary Living
The Bombala Farmhouse is included in Phaidon’s beautiful book Houses – Extraordinary Living
Houses Magazine Balmoral House
“In Balmoral House by Collins and Turner a choreographed and artful sequence of layered internal and external spaces is contained within a building form that belies its size.”
Author: Genevieve Lilly
Photography: Katherine Lu
Waterloo Youth Centre is included in Ana Yudina’s beautiful book Garden City: Supergreen Buildings, Urban Skyscrapers and The New Planted Space, published by Thames and Hudson
Ornament is Crime
Ian and Rosanne Collins’ Mosman house is featured along with our Bombala Farmhouse in this fantastic Phaidon publication edited by Matt Gibberd and Albert Hill of The Modern House.
The projects are featured amongst an international roll-call of unique and innovative residential works from the earliest days of the modern movement through to the present day.
Waterloo Youth Family and Community Centre is one of 7 case study projects identified in the new design policy for the built environment in NSW, launched by Planning NSW and the NSW Government Architect.
Completed in 2012 for City of Sydney, our Weave building at Waterloo in NSW is included in Graeme Brookers new publication for Bloomsbury Publishing, Adaptation. The publication includes a range of innovative international examples of adaptive reuse.
Places Women Make
Our director Penny Collins is featured in Jane Jose’s book “Places Women Make” – a book that celebrates women who are shaping the Australian city. The book was launched in December 2015 at Tusculum by Lucy Turnbull. You can buy your copy here.
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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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
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
“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…”
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…