Tuesday, 18 December 2012

newtown graffiti #2

Another instalment of great wall art in my favourite inner city suburb....    J

scary green globs..

the eyes have it

great galloping ghekkos...

more

after lichtenstein

very sophisticated tag

cool crew

more cool tag work

give you a lift

breaking in or out...??

the hottest garage door in the city....

Monday, 17 December 2012

the return of the diptych

Some sketches of a couple of my favourite people.... diptych format.

Celebrating over 120 combined years and some of their favourite things.      J




Tuesday, 25 September 2012

victory graffiti

Ahhhh... sweet Victory...    an illustrated lane close to Parramatta Road near Ray's Outdoors (who put the "camp" into Camperdown). Lot's of energetic line work, characterisations,  subdued colour scheme and lovely pathos with random trolley person and kid with knife. Lot's more subtle detail and references in there... the more I stare at the piece the more I see.  

All power to their  creative spray can holding arms....   J


victory lane

the words in the background are partly biblical
1 corinthians 15:54-57   "death is swallowed up in victory.
oh death, where is your victory?  where is your sting?"



scary kid... !!!!!

v for victory and chequered flags

another architect post GFC....

"amare aeternam" is latin for "love forever"
2050 is the postcode for Camperdown, NSW


Friday, 21 September 2012

terrigal treat

With lovely views towards the lagoon over the road this site needed a considered design with a beach side aesthetic.

We located garages and bedrooms on the ground floor and gave the first floor living and master bed areas large decks that step and look past each other to the view. Curved alucobond blades soften and define the upper floor as well as contain the simple stepped roofs.

The front unit would do me just fine......

J

terrigal drive frontage

overlapping shapes with decks on first floor living level
that are stepped and look past each other

sitting with the scale of the existing daggy units

stepped roofs allow east facing highlights to living areas
folding down of the pergolas to form a privacy screen
to the backs of the decks

stepping to the views

curved blades define each unit and add
a bit of drama to the facades
the alucobond juxtaposes to the lower level masonry

Monday, 17 September 2012

organic schematic

A super fast schematic art piece for a concept for a small Surry Hills corner block.

A bit of organic fun.      J


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

maroubra residential #2

Approved at last...!!!!

It was a needless battle in the Land & Environment Court but reason ruled the day. Council's agressive negativity melted away as soon the experts got involved.

This is worthy of a case study to illustrate how completely unfair, bordering on criminal, elected Councillors can be when they go against their own planning officers report (who recommended approval) and take it upon themselves to not only refuse a worthy application but then to instruct council's solicitors to not negotiate or compromise in any of the follow up mediation and pre-court conferences. I might blog in more detail on this one.

In the meantime we now have this cute little tower building to detail and build.


J






a second eden




OK. We whimped out on the curved roof. Kept the flatter look which was a bit easier on the eye. The look is quite integrated with folded plates and intersecting squared off volumes.

We edged back the extent of screens and extended some solid balustrades as a contemporary salute to our 70's and 80's neighbours.

Internal layouts are tight but with a neat open plan for living for the cross over units. The 2 bed and studio units are laid out in a disciplined arrangement.

Now going to DA. Wish us luck.......    J

NE facade. Lovely outlook 
the shady/southern side
typical cross over unit living level
typical cross over unit bedroom level
typical 2 bed adaptable unit
typical studio units










Friday, 7 September 2012

model architects

Our friends at Studio RRRRR have been shaming us for years with their huge array of preliminary, design and finished models and their slick modelling skills. We're still a  bit "gumby" with ours and only do them when really needed, mostly because we have such an easy and effective 3D CAD program to do our work for us (yeah ArchiCAD).

This one is not too bad. A model of our new Arncliffe project to go with our DA. Good work by Val and her minnions.. (Interns Nicole and Anna).       J





Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Chirp Chirp

We've taken flight! on the #twittersphere :)

Hopefully it will be easier now to communicate with our lovely community.

First post is a picture of our lovely team (TAC, PMA & PPA) attending Equinox Sydney Australia event last week at the IVY BALLROOM.

Please follow/tweet/tag us!


Wednesday, 18 July 2012

mid 70's posters

Hmmm.... found in the vault and scanned for posterity.

Fond memories of 3am screen printing runs at the Sydney Uni tin sheds.

Hope you like them.                    J









Sunday, 15 July 2012

bondi winter

It's a Sydney thing....

Beautiful mid winter day brings out everyone who wants a Bondi experience. Only a fraction of the summer crowd at this time of year.     J

lookout to the sparkling bondi

find a spot to read or catch up on your emails

the new lower walkway path to bondi icebergs

catching waves, taking in some rays

maybe a bit of ice skating

volleyball looks like fun

or just sitting around watching the passing parade

you could finish with a coffee and toasted sandwich
at the crabbe hole cafe.....       perfect