Showing posts from May, 2012

parramatta job #10

Still going.....!!! Here is version 10 of our stretched out Parramatta project. I think I liked version 9 better. It looked more compact and ordered. But it was a bit smaller in FSR. Anyhoo... this one is designed with the tower angled and the rear roof angled to ensure minimum of 3 hours of solar access to units behind. Some serious sun studies were done in ArchiCAD to make sure the design was right. J 7 & 5 storey building upper levels have lightweight materials to lighten up the facade and horizontal openings plus operable sun screens/louvres bottom 3 levels have a heavier/masonry feel with fenestration that is vertical and heritage related the bulk is pushed away from the other adjoining heritage site tower is chamfered and the roof angled to allow solar access serious sun study.... the middle ground floor adjacent unit is the main concern. if we got sunlight to that then we got it to all of them

northbridge walk

A neat walk around the water side of Northbridge golf club.     J start at Dorset Road remnant tropical ferns in the gullys filtered views of Long Bay fabulous bush path lots of cute trickling creekettes Saltpan Creek with remnants of old jetties the queen of trees Sydney red gum smooth barked apple angophera costata view back to Cammeray in the middle there somewhere is a house I did in the late 80's the par 3 hole number 5 you can tee off with a putter it's all down hill last played 35 years ago wearing a dinner suit at 6am custom steps in rock cleft finishing at Tunks Park