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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NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Alexandria

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect, visits a sustainable renovation of a residence in Alexandria designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop. On Sunday 25 September, tour participants will be able to explore the interiors and exteriors of the home as Clinton Cole explains its design.

Inspired by their environmentally conscious and socially responsible clients, the two bedroom terrace house was designed to be essentially carbon neutral and is a positive model for how inner city residential design can impact on place making and community engagement.

The home includes an aquaponics system for fish harvesting, rain water storage for use throughout the home, a wicking bed to filter water, compost, a worm farm and chicken coop working in harmony with a productive vegetable garden, an evacuated glass tube solar hot water system and a 3KW photovoltaic power generation system to run the home and charge the couple's electric car.

Clinton Cole discussed how the home is ‘…a vital example of what architecture needs to be’. It illustrates how sensitive architectural design can be a powerful way to facilitate connections with the local community. Through the sharing of vegetables, herbs and eggs produced on site, the clients have met people on their street they have lived next to for many years but not met until now.

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ABOUT CPLUSC ARCHITECTURAL WORKSHOP

Architect and licenced builder, Clinton Cole, founded CplusC Architectural Workshop in 2005. Based in Darlington, the practice specialises in the design and construction of expertly detailed, luxurious and sustainable homes.

Winner of multiple design and construction industry awards, CplusC offer both architectural and construction services. The practice believes in great architectural ideas, efficient construction systems, holistic sustainable project development and exceptional value for service. 

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Alexandria 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 25 September 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

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

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Alexandria Residence designed by CplusC Architectural Workshop 
  • Images Source: supplied by CplusC Architectural Workshop
  • Photographer: David O’Sullivan

NSW: Join the AAA on a Walk Through Northbridge

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Experience the Australian Architecture Associations' walking tour of the lower North Shore suburb, Northbridge. It is only 7km away from the city, however you feel miles away.

Northbridge like its surrounding suburbs, is a peninsula jutting into Middle Harbour. It has Sailors Bay to the north and Long Bay to the south. It has approximately 2000 houses as well as older style flats and units.

The spine of Northbridge is called Sailors Bay Road, which traverses through the middle of the suburb, giving views to Castlecrag, Seaforth, Beauty Point, Cremorne and Neutral Bay.

Learn about the history of Northbridge and explore its streets to discover a wonderful and varied range of architect designed houses. It still has remains of aboriginal rock engravings and shell middens close to the water.

Northbridge was named after the bridge that links Northbridge to Cammeray, built over Tunks Park.

This tour will give you an insight into another suburb of Sydney which may not have known about.

Highlights include:

  • 1950's architect designed houses by Harry Seidler and Doug Snelling to contemporary houses designed by Marston Architects and Jorge Hrdina;
  • An ex prime minister's house;
  • Take in wonderful views of Middle Harbour.

TOUR DETAILS


Meeting Point: Bonds Corner Cafe, Shop 2/395 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge NSW 2063

Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Date: Saturday 17 September 2016
Tickets: $15 (public) / $10 (Seniors / Students) / AAA Members Free

Please note: Students to present Student ID on the day.

Click here to book your place on the tour.

  • Article: AAA Northbridge Walk
  • Image: Northbridge Tour Participants
  • Photographer: Annette Dearing