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baxter road design concept

What do you do with a skinny, unfriendly block of dirt on a gateway site in one of the busiest locations in Mascot? Here is a design concept that was part of a tender for development. The tender was unsuccessful but we still like what we did so thought I'd post it in our "might-a-beens" just for fun. We collaborated with our great friends, Sam Rigoli (Studio R) and Mark Szczerbicki (Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio) and created a dynamic architectural form that was a mix of hotel, advertising panels, commercial and retail. Expressed egg crate hotel rooms, office spaces, a rooftop bar and viewing area, a car display with suspended ferraris and a waterfall with image displays, lit up at night. The flying form also referenced the nearby airport. Looked good in our minds..... concept 3D baxter road  satellite view concept panel daytime view night time view

balls point

A lovely short walk, even on a wet day. At least there's plenty of parking. Balls Point is easy to get to and is an interesting slice of Sydney history. Home to the   Cammeraygal people who left rock art, petroglyphs and middens, then named after Henry Lidgbird Ball, a Royal Naval officer  who commanded the Supply  on the First Fleet . Henry Lawson wrote about it in protest to the building of the coal bunkering depot in 1916 and Jack Lang made it a nature reserve for the benefit of the people in 1926.  It's a combination of lost in nature, an experience of a leisure area from a bygone era, combined with the natural connection to the working harbour, navy and city.  And to make it a typical Sydney experience, there is a coffee shop a the end of the walk. misty harbour view city skyline and goat island hmas waterhen original coal loading jetty, needing some love last of the many original coal scuttles coal loading tunnel coal chutes

Cape Solander

Easy access to a spectacular walk. With plentiful parking close by Cape Solander is a uniquely Sydney experience. Scary drop offs to churning ocean, long views to the heads of Botany Bay, beautiful sandstone terraces and flat rock areas and wind shaped coastal vegetation are all the hallmarks of this walk. May to November has the added bonus of whale watching. local fishermen wearing floatation vests they should have worn parachutes the water was at least 30m down typical Sydney sandstone cliffs rising as they head south tumble down rock sections beautiful banksia integrifolia easy walking rock shelves view to the heads of Botany Bay linear weathering and tannin coloured water gorgeous surface waves