Wish Bruce

Proud to be involved in the “Wish” development located in Bruce, Canberra with the creative collaborative of TP Dynamics and AURORA Design. At the marketing launch last Friday, we were entertained and humbled by the words of TP Dynamics Founding Director Tony Pan, on his vision for Bruce and the value he places on people and relationships.

http://wishbruce.com.au/

Wishing for a beautifully crafted new home, designed by amazing architects, in an established area close to entertainment, lifestyle and study precincts? Your wish is here.

Wish is 56 beautifully planned townhouses and 12 Sky Terraces in the heart of tranquil Bruce. The Wish village has an abundance of style and substance both inside and out with a mix of two and three bedroom townhouses, each with basement or undercroft car parking beneath. Live the lifestyle you have always wished for with the best sporting and entertainment venues in Canberra just a stroll away and numerous boutique shops, cafes and restaurants at your fingertips including Westfield Belconnen just down the road.

 

Bruce Masterplan

Exciting to see the Bruce Masterplan Project develop from Concept through to Marketing Phase. My first project collaborating with AURORA Design, since starting my own practice in February 2018. I have known the director of AURORA Design, Maurice Mandalinic for over 24 years and its great to work with someone who not only has extensive experience in Residential Design and Delivery, but who is also a good friend. Equally impressive is TP Dynamic’s vision to improve the Urban Streetscape of Bruce through quality design and their ability to promote innovative and creative design solutions.

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Source: crone.com.au/project/taft-east-gate/

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from a house to mega towers – a philippines update

A few weeks ago, Vish and I travelled to the Philippines to be part of the Austrade and the Australian Governments’, “Celebrate Australia Day” program in the Philippines. Unfortunately, we missed out on our Australia Day public holiday in Sydney, but fortunately, we were able to spend quality time with our friends in Makati.

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We visited the Arya Residences on McKinley Parkway to take some photos of our development designed in 2009. Arya is nearly complete, a twin tower, LEED Gold certified, sustainable development located in Bonifacio Global City. The site is located just 20 minutes drive from Makati…….on a good day……for those that understand what Manila traffic is all about. This is my photo of Vish taking a photo of Arya, from the roundabout at the entry to the American War Memorial site.

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Arthaland’s signature project, the Arya Residences, is highly acclaimed both in the Philippines and abroad, having won several awards at the East Asia Property Awards and the Philippine Property Awards.

We met with CASAS Architects to discuss 2 projects we are collaboratively working on in Cebu; TAFT East Gate in Central Cebu for HT Land and The Bond House (CASAS have named the house, the “Iron Man House”, which we like as well) for a private client in the Hills of Cebu.

This is a view of one of the many study models of the House. We have just finished Schematic Design and are now looking into a Design Development Phase for the interiors. You can see from the photograph the design incorporates an expansive entertainment deck and wet edge swimming pool that runs the full length of the deck. An amazing spot for a party! The house gently lands on a steep sloping site, with stunning views of the country side, a tree lined ravine and pocket glimpses of the Mactan Channel in the distance. The design promotes sustainable living with a series of Green Initiatives integral to the design including; passive solar control, natural ventilation, atrium stack effect cooling, sun shading and PVC technology.

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L1 and L2 Family External render night

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Taft East Gate is a 4 tower development in Cebu for Taft Property Venture Capital and includes residential, Commercial, Hotel and a retail shopping centre. Tower 1 documentation of the residential tower is complete. Site works have commenced and the display suite should be operational by next month. The design incorporates a “crinkle cut” facade to the towers, creating movement and drama and essential shading to the apartments. The image below was provided courtesy of CASAS Architects.

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taft east gate

Another major site in Makati we visited was our Garden Towers project, a Premier Grade twin tower residential condominium development for AYALA Land Premier. The 2 towers will be quite stricking on the city skyline and will reach a similar height to the towers you can see in the background of the photo below. The project features green sky lobbies, summer gardens, extensive landscape areas and a green wall at the porte corche drop-off. A quality development located in the heart of the shopping precinct in Makati, promoting a healthy lifestyle and work / live environment.

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lindfield village launch

Aqualand launched their first, signature project in Australia, Lindfield Village, to a packed and buzzing audience last night. The marketing suite opens this weekend and the expectation is the first roll out of 88 apartments will be sold by the end of the weekend! Better get in fast. Sydney’s under supply of residential dwellings, Leading Design by International Architects Crone Partners and the sites premier location close to a railway station, parks and convenience shopping, make this development extremely attractive to both local and overseas buyers.

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333 george street work in progress

333 George street is well under way with the excavation of the basement levels. This photograph taken earlier this week.

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arya at the fort

What a great feeling! Finally sitting on the right side of the plane, camera at the ready, capturing on film, our towers at the end of the Manila American Memorial, Fort Bonifacio Global City. I was also lucky to have the opportunity to walk around the development, whose concept was visioned in 2010 and now nearly complete. Arya Residences is a premier grade, mixed use development designed by Crone Architects, for Arthaland and boasting dual green certification, LEED Gold and BERDE. These photos were taken in the Philippines earlier this week. Tonight its flying back home to Sydney. Marimang Salamat Po my Filipino friends, thanks for the hospitality!

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An interesting pop-out facade in Tokyo, Japan.

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128 nivel hills to launch soon

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to visit our very lovely clients, from Diamond Hiland Inc. and had a look at our site for 128 Nivel Hills in Cebu, Philippines. 128 Nivel Hills is a high end, Premier Grade Residential Project introducing a new “Cebu Modern” architecture to the region. We are very excited the marketing campaign is due to launch in December this year.

You can visit 128 Nivel Hills website below, to get an idea of the grandeur of the spaces;

http://www.128nivelhills.com/

One of the unique attributes of the design, is the expansive and opulent amenity spaces. The luxurious landscaped areas and quality amenities creates a tranquil, “sense of place” offering, unique to residents of Cebu. 128 Nivel Hills is a quiet respite from the busy and congested Central Business District located only 15 minutes away by car.

The Site photos below give you an idea of the size and scale of this amazing project.

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a big hole in the ground – garden towers makati

Standing at the top of a temporary car park in Makati, I look down on our site for the Garden Towers development and am quiet overwhelmed by the enormity of this project, designed over 2 years ago.

Garden Towers is a Residential Condominium project for AYALA Land Inc. located at the heart of the retail district in Makati. It has over 127,000m2 of Gross Floor Area and the 2 Towers range in height from 50 to 60 Levels. The development will house over 650+ Premier Grade Condominiums with the luxury and convenience of quality amenities and shopping at its doorstep.

I cant wait to see the towers pop out of the ground and start to take shape.

Garden Towers Site Photo

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