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At Home With The Architect Visits Redfern

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In October, At Home With the Architect visits The Fern, Australia's first Passivhaus certified apartment building. Located in Redfern, the eco-apartments were designed, developed and constructed by Steele Associates.

The Fern comprises of eleven - one bedroom apartments that have been designed following the principles of the voluntary Pasive House (Passivhaus) standard for energy efficiency.

The tour will be led by architect/builder Oliver Steele, director of Steele Associates.

Take this opportunity to ask all the curly questions; how do you cost effectively to create a thermal break in a concrete balcony? What are the practical considerations for Passive House on such a tight inner city site? See the rooftop plant and solar spaces.

Steele Associates pushed numerous boundaries on this project, with triple glazing, heat recovery ventilation, waxed concrete walls, and all sorts of other weird and wonderful things, said Oliver Steele.

ABOUT STEELE ASSOCIATES

Oliver Steele is both an architect and licenced builder. He established Steele Associates in 1998 and his company is based in Alexandria NSW.

The practice specialises in sustainable design, development and construction.

Oliver explains his companies ethos, 'Our vision is simple: to redefine sustainable property development and lead the market to set new benchmarks in eco-living...We believe eco-friendly design isn’t a nice-to-have – it’s fundamental to our survival. We also know it doesn’t have to cost more, and offers a far better quality of life.'

Steele Associates has received numerous design and construction industry awards and has been featured in national and international publications.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Redfern 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 28 October 2018
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

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

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  • Article: Annette Dearing & Vanessa Couzens
    Images: The Fern, Redfern NSW
    Images Source: Steele Associates

Reward Yourself With Lego Architecture

This week we've added some new Lego Architecture rewards to entice architects, designers or the design enthusiast looking to indulge their inner child!

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This Lego Architecture model is in it's original sealed box and has never been assembled.

LEGO PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Few one-room homes are as strikingly modern and instantly recognizable as the Farnsworth House™, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

This single-story steel structure with floor-to-ceiling glass walls was meant to open a minimalist interior to nature in an extreme way. Construction took place from 1945–1951 on a 60-acre estate beside the Fox River in Plano, Illinois, where it still stands today.

The assembled Farnsworth House model is over 11.9” (30.4cm) wide on a base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and history.

  • Architectural replica of the real-world Farnsworth House™
  • Booklet included with details on design and history. (English language only)
  • Measures 2.6" (6.6cm) tall, 11.9" (30.4cm) wide and 6.7" (17.6cm) deep

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $300 Lego Architecture 21009 Farnsworth House reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

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This Lego Architecture model is in it's original sealed box and has never been assembled.

LEGO PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Introducing the world-renowned Sydney Opera House™. This masterpiece of expressionist architecture is the vision of young Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, whose unique interlocking vaulted ‘shell’ design beat 933 competitors from 28 countries to win an international design competition held by the New South Wales government in 1959. Combined with the beautiful setting of Sydney Harbour, the opera house has become a true symbol of late modern architecture and one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century.

This LEGO® Architecture series interpretation of the Sydney Opera House was designed by US architect Adam Reed Tucker in collaboration with the LEGO design team.

  • Interpretation of real-world architectural landmark Sydney Opera House™
  • Booklet included with details on design and history (English language only. Other languages available for download)
  • Collect the entire landmark series
  • LEGO® Architecture inspires future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world using the LEGO brick as a medium for reproducing esteemed structures
  • Measures 2.8” (7 cm) tall, 6.3” (16 cm) wide and 4.4” (11.2 cm) deep

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $250 Lego Architecture 21012 Sydney Opera House reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.