Our project for Penrith City Council is nearing completion on site. Superstructure is complete and the essential built form can now be appreciated. Council and builder John Cooper of Westco have worked hard to maintain the design intent and use of recycled materials. Main timber posts are recycled telegraph poles to relate to the existing Rotary Funded “log cabin” A few more weeks work and 3 historic wooden wagons will be gracing the completed building.
Vivid Sydney transformed our vision of these 2 Sandstone Icons of Sydney’s Sandstone Heritage recently. The art deco original MCA facades were re-imagined as a De Stijl/Lego assemblage and the Gothic Revival Northern Facade of the Quadrangle at Sydney University had stunning overlays of Organic & Aboriginal Motifs
4 new images : 3D Design for new Playground & BBQ Pavilion in Inner Western Sydney / Kids Cubby,Dulwich Hill / Custom-made bunk-bed for a Cub Scout / Aalto table customisation to prevent accidental tip-over (at least of the stool!)
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 →
Great to re-visit our project for Strathfield Council and experience the interior in different seasons and differing light conditions.
Our Exhibition Pavilion Project on behalf of Penrith City Council for historic Bennett Wagons is gaining momentum & publicity. http://www.penrithcitygazette.com.au/story/2374756/pavilion-links-to-past/
We have just completed the detailed design for a new Exhibition Structure to house historic wooden wagons on behalf of Penrith City Council. The documentation is out to tender and construction work should start in the next few months. Really looking forward to building this one!
A great piece of UpCycling in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development ( Rio +20 ) Of course it really should have been a Bottlenosed Dolphin or done in Old Tin Cans and been a Tuna!
This is it! Our new website.(You must be on it if you are reading this of course!) New format, content, blog, testimonials. No steak-knives! Huge tx to Kevin Wilkins for Design http://www.arenadesignarchitects.com.au
Great to see this festival concept go from strength to strength.Inspired by the Bundesgartenshau (State Garden Shows ) of 1960’s West Germany,these festivals now celebrate Landscape Architecture, horticulture and public art in an exciting global demonstration of ideas. (We had a blast designing the Restaurant Pavilions for the Liverpool UK event as one of our early projects.)