The future is prefabricated

Prefabricated construction is in its infancy but with increasing demand on tradition construction and speed and the sustainability benefits of prefabrication, could this new manufacturing industry change the way Australia builds?

Source: The future is prefabricated

could you imagine having a child with autism?

I know I couldn’t. In fact I wouldn’t even know how hard it would be to raise a child that had no disabilities. I imagine pretty tough but totally awesome.

Next weekend 3 April, I’m doing a swim with a bunch of kind people for an event named swim 4 autism at the abc pool in Woolloomooloo. We swim for 5 hours in a relay and raise funds for the Giant Steps Foundation. If you had a few spare dollars we would be very appreciative of your contribution. 

You can donate to the link below or to the LOOBULLS team.

https://swim4autism2016.everydayhero.com/au/michael-banak

https://swim4autism2016.everydayhero.com/au/michael-banak
  
Thanks for your time and happy Easter!

Michael

422 Kent Street Sydney

422 Kent Street is an outstanding Sydney CBD Development Opportunity designed by Crone Sept this year. It includes 3 amalgamated properties with 2 street frontages. The site has the potential to be a major mixed – use development with residential, hotel / serviced apartments and retail uses.

Some of the key features of the site include;

• Rare Sydney CBD site amalgamation
• Street frontages to Kent Street and Clarence Street
• In close proximity to Town Hall, The QVB and Darling Harbour
• DA approved (one site only) for 15 storey mixed use development
• Indicative scheme designed by renowned Sydney Architects ‘Crone Partners’
• Potential for 6,615sqm* of GFA

If you would like to know more about the property you can contact me directly or find additional information here;

https://www.ciaustralia.com.au/listing.aspx?SurgaWebListingId=104191

http://search.knightfrank.com.au/2351205

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Daniel Libeskind breaks ground on Philippines skyscraper

Daniel Libeskind breaks ground on Philippines skyscraper.

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arya residences – greening the fort

Crone Partners designed the boutique residential development, Arya Residences for client ArthaLand in 2010. Since then, the building has won multiple design awards, most recently for best Architectural Design, at the East Asia Property Awards 2013.

Arya Residences, is the first Green Rated residential building in the Philippines, with both LEED gold and BERDE ratings to its expanding portfolio.

Walking around the site last week, we took the opportunity to take photographs of the high-rise residential building under construction in Fort Bonifacio City. This is a shot of Tower 1, due for handover in April 2014.

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Sydney’s Greenwood Plaza launches new refurbishment by Crone Partners | Architecture And Design

See below a recent article about our work for Mirvac, at Greenwood Plaza in North Sydney. The collaborative Design Approach used the skills of a creative team including; Crone Partners, Mirvac, Philips Lighting, Barrisol, Mainbrace and Prototype.

Sydney’s Greenwood Plaza launches new refurbishment by Crone Partners | Architecture And Design.

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Garden Towers

Garden Towers is a twin tower, premium grade residential development with retail and landscaped gardens designed by Crone architects in 2012. The site is located in Makati, in the heart of the retail district in the Philippines. The project consists of residential, retail and basement carpark levels that connect to Glorietta Shopping Centre at ground and basement levels. The residential towers house 682 apartments and are 60 and 51 levels each, with a total gross floor area of 127,000sqm.

The project is a 2 stage development with Tower 1 currently under construction.

Key features of the design include;

Garden Lobby Drop Off
Main entrance begins with a lush green wall drop off
• Casual seating areas evoke a veranda/lanai feel
• Indoor garden lobby with high ceilings
• Glimpse of the development’s garden amenities beyond
• Separate concierge and ground floor lobbies for each tower

Garden Amenities
• Significant portion of the 9,010 sqm lot is dedicated to exclusive gardens that also house the development’s pool and social amenities
• Uninterrupted access to Glorietta via landscaped connections uniting the development to Palm Promenade
• Palm Promenade offers a sweep of green with shopping and dining options on both sides

Sky Gardens
• Alternating between the East and West Corners and every two floors, the sky gardens are 20 sqm areas of natural light and generous garden spaces accessible to residents on that floor

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