The Jacaranda flowers bloom every year for such a short period of time, yet leave a lasting impression on our minds. Generally they are around from September to November, for a 4-6 week period, decorating our suburbs with indigo magic.
Our Canberra Terraces project, feature these magnificent trees in the landscaped spaces in-between our buildings, creating a pleasant aspect for the residents.
70 Apartments in a variety of 2 and 3 bedrooms, designed in a landscape setting and promoting a healthy sustainable lifestyle.
Our Suva townhouses have achieved Planning Approval and the construction documentation is almost complete. The development consists of 8 high-end townhouses, in a mix of 2 & 3 bedrooms, huddled amongst the distincitve palm trees of Suva. Construction to commence August 2020.
Designed for the tropical climate of Fiji, the building is elevated from the ground to capture ocean views and the ground level carpark is clad in breeze blocks to naturally ventilate the building. The breeze blocks have been designed in collaboration with the client, using their pre-cast concrete plant located in Fiji. All windows are glass louvres to promote air circulation, cross-ventilating the rooms to reduce the need for airconditioning. Large eaves overhangs and window hoods protect the windows from wind driven rain and the harsh afternoon sun.
What a nice treat, to get out of the house and visit our project under construction in Narrabeen! Due for completion in August 2020, this 5 bedroom beachfront house, is a minimalist modern box, with sweeping views of Narrabeen beach.
You know I still get an adrenlin rush, walking around site and seeing a building come to life! This site visit was no different. Very exciting and very happy with the work done by Buildworx.
Looking forward to watching this one progress, the first high end housing project to be built, since starting our practice in 2018.
From the depths of Manila back streets, rises a tower, searching for the sky.
To understand the context of our development in Ermita, Metro Manila, we explored the city back streets, giving us a feel for the area, it’s people, the traffic and the distinct smell of the wet season. This photomontage, shows the northern elevation of our proposed 40 level mixed-use, residential tower. The top 15 levels of the tower afford panoramic views of Manila Bay to the west, famous for it’s stunning evening sunsets over the water.
I like this photograph because it shows the fine and gritty grain of old Manila. The traffic, the variety of buildings, pot plants on the road, electrical wires everywhere, people, motorbikes, Jeepnees and the looming prospect of rain. I particularly like it, because it tells a story. Maurice (To the bottom left of the picture), my business partner and friend, was our photographer, taking hundreds of magnificent pictures for a potential photomontage extravaganza. Unfortunately, when our photographer got back to Sydney, he realised he had lost his camera at the airport, the photos and camera, never to be seen again. This photo, Maurice’s only lasting memory of his beloved camera….. Luckily we had a few shots left on my phone.
Located within 200m of the ocean, this development was designed for the humid climate of Fiji and to capture the epic views of Laucala Bay. The development comprises 8 premier grade townhouses with garden and pool facilities, nestled amongst the exclusive, tropical setting of Suva.
The distinct landscape setting amongst the palm trees, provides an ideal back drop for a building that is responsive to the environment. Deep shadow boxes adorn the facades, providing shading from the sun and glass louvres in combination with breeze blocks, naturally ventilate the townhouses from an extremely humid environment, minimising the requirements for air conditioning.
The site area is 1,100m2 and the townhouses are designed over 3 levels. There is Ground level parking, Level 1 living and dining spaces and Level 2 bedrooms. Both level 1 and 2 capture amazing views of the ocean, over palm tree canopies. The townhouses are a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings, with construction due to commence by October 2019.
Another project working with Nuno Fernandes and Maurice Mandalinic – AURORA Design