NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Newtown

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect visits a contemporary eco-house in Newtown designed by Steele Associates. Heralded as Australias’ first green-roofed terrace, the development of three attached residences was officially opened by the Hon. Rob Stokes, Minister for Planning, on Thursday 14 April and sets a benchmark for an alternative approach to sustainable urban living.

The houses feature native living roofs, are solar powered, have motorized retractable glass roofs, Japanese burnt timber cladding and many more uber sustainable features you will see on this very interesting visit.

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Steele Associates founder and director, Oliver Steele, who is both a qualified builder and architect, explained that ’…The aim is to demonstrate to the property industry that it is possible to deliver exceptional sustainability outcomes within a conventional business model. This is Oliver's life's work.

Oliver has spent the past 20 years buildng up his design and construction business and has won many awards with the aim of bridging the gap between a productive economy and a healthy environment.

Come and see for yourselves this amazing development and hear about the design process from Oliver Steele.

Explore the interiors and exteriors of this green residence and be inspired as Oliver Steele explains how his design was conceptualised and executed.

Tour Details
Location: Newtown NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 29 May 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this green residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

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NSW Residential Bus Tour Takes Place 16 April

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Don't miss out! This is your last chance to secure tickets for the NSW AAA Residential Bus Tour taking place on Saturday 16 April. Discover some of the latest contemporary residential architecture in the inner east of Sydney designed by architects such as Annabelle Chapman Architect, Chris Elliot Architects, Sam Crawford Architects and Stanic Harding Architecture + Interiors.

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This is an all day bus tour with lunch provided. Join the tour and meet the architects to learn first hand the different ways houses are designed and constructed.

Tour Details:
Date: Saturday 16 April 2016
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tickets: $195 (public) / $175 (AAA Members)

Tickets will sell out fast, so book now to learn how the designs evolved and be inspired!
Click here to secure your place on the tour

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NSW At Home With the Architect Visits the Southern Highlands

 

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect explores modular design and visits a holiday home in Exeter. Shortlisted in the 2015 national Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) Residential Single category, the Southern Highlands house was designed and fabricated by Melbourne based company Intermode.

Combining exceptional design with an efficient and transparent building process you will experience how modular design can be customised to meet the specific requirements of clients and their building site. Sydney based architect, Ben Gerstel, was truly amazed and impressed when he visited the house and commented, 'whilst it is of modular design it became an individual house because of how it has been designed, ie black entry walls and its siting'. 

Owner and architect Gillian Simon will lead you through her house which has been designed and tailored to suit their lifestyle. Intermode collaborates with one of Australia's most influential and awarded multidisciplinary design firms - the Carr Design Group, bringing world-class architecture and design skills for uncompromising aesthetics.

Explore the interiors and exteriors of the home and be inspired learning about the adaptability of modular design.

Tour Details
Location: Exeter NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.30pm
Date: Sunday 10 April 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens, Annette Dearing & Ben Gerstel
  • Images 1 & 2: Exterior views of Exeter House
  • Image 2: Exeter House ensuite
  • Images Sources: Intermode & Carr Design Group
  • Photographer: Justin Alexander

NSW At Home With the Architect Visits Fairlight

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect visits a contemporary terrace house in Fairlight designed by Marston Architects. A&M House completed in 2015 was designed as two residences with identical planning, offset from one another for privacy of the occupants.

The homes have been designed as a series of pavilions with courtyards in between providing private open space to bedroom and office spaces as well as a connection between the interior and surrounding environment. The living spaces and main bedrooms located at the rear of the property open out onto terraces with views across Fairlight beach and Manly Cove.

Marston Architects is a small Sydney based studio set up by Vivianne Marston in 1985. The practices portfolio of work includes single homes, alterations and additions, multi-unit residential and commercial buildings.

Explore the interiors and exteriors of A&M House and be inspired as Vivianne Marston explains how her design was conceptualised and executed.

Tour Details
Location: Fairlight NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: 28 February 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images Source: Marston Architects - A&M House
  • Photographer: Katherine Lu

Save 20% on the first AAA Castlecrag walk for 2016

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Come and join us on the first AAA walking tour for 2016.

One of our most popular walks is the AAA Castlecrag walking tour 1 which is being offered for the first time in January.

Castlecrag is one of Sydney’s most picturesque suburbs, perched on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of Middle Cove and is only a 15 minute drive from the CBD.

Discover the many Walter Burley Griffin pathways winding down and through Castlecrag, leading to many architectural gems both new and heritage listed.  Enjoy this 2 hour walk with a knowledgeable AAA tour guide.

Don’t miss out, book now!

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