Re-Invented : Re-Use/Recycling/Reduction

An exiting proposal we first designed years ago is rising like a phoenix from the metaphorical ashes. The flagship Recycling Facility is designed as a “Drive-Thru” concept to accept a wide variety of waste-streams from domestic and small scale commercial sources. Now reinvented with a new RHubs Identity, the proposal has some new life…..watch this space!

Art Deco Update : Rose Bay

The fit-out of our Rose Bay Commercial Project is now complete. The whole space was striped back to the bones and sympathetically refurbished with new air-con,lighting, electrics & data along with kitchen and toilet updates. A full suite of building code compliance work was also implemented.

Commercial Project Update : Rose Bay Tender

                      Rose Bay, Sydney:  This commercial project is for a total refurbishment/fit out to a 1920’s building in the heart of Rose Bay. The main tenancy is reached up a new staircase from the street via a front entry which is having a significant aesthetic upgrade including new tiling, lighting and signage. The upper levels are being retrofitted with a new bathroom and staff kitchen and having a full interior make-over. All services are being upgraded including new lighting. electrics,... Read The Rest →

Residential Project Update : Site Work Commencing

                        This residential project consists of major upgrades to Living , Kitchen & Bathroom areas of a Federation House in Inner West Sydney. Holistic Space Planning studies resulted in a relocation of the Kitchen towards the garden area and the former kitchen area, within the original house volume, being re-designed as a more intimate TV Lounge. Custom-made screens will add privacy and subtly define different functions, while the open plan kitchen is a “Jewel-in-the-Crown” with the Island Bench acting... Read The Rest →

New Paddington Retail Opens

          Our project to convert a pair of terrace properties into a boutique retail development is adding a new dynamic to Glenmore Road in Paddington. The project was steered through a complex approvals process by us has recently been shopfitted with two high-end retail tenancies.We were pleased to maintain our association with these properties (which were originally converted to offices by us some years earlier) and with the new owner/client well versed in retail, the end result is a fabulous addition to this retail precinct known... Read The Rest →

Glenmore Road, Paddington 1993-2014: Adaptive Re-Use Continues

We were first appointed architects for these buildings to renovate a deceased estate in 1993. After 20 years of successful operation as a market research consultancy by Stancombe Research & Planning, the building is now being converted by us as for retail use for new clients. This involves new additions to the street frontage and additional retail areas to the rear. Office accommodation is retained on the upper levels and the proposal is currently with Woollahra Council for DA approval. We are excited to be retained by the new owners... Read The Rest →

Abstract Winter Shadows in Community Library

Great to re-visit our project for Strathfield Council and experience the interior in different seasons and differing light conditions.

Buro Happold, LIVERPOOL UK

This firm of Engineering Consultants work on some really interesting global projects. Well worth a look to see how they work with architects on the global stage. Buro Happold were structural engineers for the Restaurant Pavilions I designed for the International Garden Festival in Liverpool UK. http://www.burohappold.com/    

“Community library puts Precast Concrete in urban spotlight”

VIA MEDIA RELEASE by Cement, Concrete & Aggregates Australia June 22, 2010 A construction system widely used for factories and commercial buildings has been adopted to help integrate a new community library into sensitive suburban parkland in Sydney’s west. Precast concrete panels, carefully detailed to match the scale of the building and its urban setting, have helped ensure the new High Street Community Library is right at home among the Federation homes and bungalow cottages of leafy Strathfield. Designed by architect Colin M Brown, of Arena Design Architects, the multi-function building... Read The Rest →

Transforming the Universities of the future

Extract from: ‘Transforming the Universities of the Future’. An article in the ANCR Australian National Construction Major Project Review in April 2013 regarding refurbishment work at the University of Sydney. “The laboratory required a technical and aesthetic upgrade to bring it into the 21st Century”, said architect Colin Brown, “but we also saw an opportunity to humanize what had been an overtly technical environment”. “An initial 3D model was developed in a tight timeline of around four days. The developed model, illustrating a series of compelling iconic design concepts, enabled a strong... Read The Rest →

 
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