ABA’S GPARC RECEIVES DEVELOPMENT APPROVAL
ABA and Grimshaw’s Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre has received Development Approval. We are now in preparation for construction, which is expected to begin in late 2017. Thanks to all consultants and stakeholders for their input during the design development phase, we are excited to bring this ambitious civic project one step closer to reality!
ABA’S BRICK HOUSE SHORTLISTED FOR HOUSES AWARDs
ABA’s Brick House has been shortlisted for the 2017 Houses awards in the New Houses over 200sq.m category. Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries. The winners will be announced on Friday 4th August at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. A link to the shortlisted projects can be found here.
ANDREW BURGES TALKING IN HOBART AS PART OF BRICKWORKS
‘DOUBLE TALK’ SERIEs
Andrew Burges joined with Will Fung from CO-AP in Hobart to talk on recent work as part of the Brickworks ‘Double Talk’ Series. Andrew focussed on the recently completed Brick House and East Sydney Early Learning Centre, and the upcoming GPARC Park and Aquatic centre.
A link to the talk can be found here.
ABA’S BRICK HOUSE SHORTLISTED FOR AIA NSW AWARDs
ABA’s Brick House has been shortlisted for the 2017 AIA NSW awards in the new Houses category. Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries. The winners will be announced on Saturday 1st July.
ABA’S EAST SYDNEY EARLY LEARNING CENTRE SHORTLISTED
FOR AIA NSW AWARDs
ABA’s East Sydney Early Learning Centre has been shortlisted for the 2017 AIA NSW awards in both the Interior Architecture category and the Educational Architecture category. Congratulations to all the shortlisted entries. The winners will be announced on Saturday 1st July.
ANDREW BURGES TALKING AS PART OF THE SURRY HILLS
‘ABOUT THE HOUSE’ TALK
Andrew Burges spoke as part of the Surry Hills ‘About the House’ series curated by Ian Moore. A series typically dedicated to inner city housing solutions, Andrew’s talk instead focussed on the social, community and recreational infrastructure required in support of high density housing, illustrated through ABA’s recently completed East Sydney Early Learning Centre and the upcoming GPARC Aquatic and Recreation Centre, which will form the recreational heart for the Green Square Town Centre
ABA’s Brick House in Houses magazine
ABA’s Brick House has been featured in the December issue of Houses Magazine. See the online version of the article here.
Andrew Burges talking as part of the Antecedence Series at the Institute of Architects
Andrew Burges will be talking on formative years in his architectural education, reflecting on the influence of the teaching of Swetik Korzeniewski as part of the Antecedence Series at the Institute of Architects on 10.11 in Sydney and the 17.11 in Melbourne. See the link for the talk here.
Andrew Burges talking at the Pre Conference Workshop at the COTA 2016 Universal Design Conference
Andrew Burges will be reflecting on his consultation with the City of Sydney Inclusions (Disability) Panel through the design of the GPARC Aquatic Centre as part of a Preconference Workshop for the 2016 Universal Design Conference. The workshop, entitled ‘Best Practice in Public Facility Design’, will review the success of the COS Inclusions Panel in developing a more human centred approach to Universal Design. See the conference link to the workshop here.
East Sydney Early Learning Centre for City of Sydney launched
The new East Sydney Early Learning Centre for City of Sydney was launched on 30 July. The adaptive re-use of an existing 4 storey industrial building into 60 child places, the launch included speeches by the Lord Mayor and Andrew Burges, as well as lots of family entertainment including DJ, kids face painting, coffee kart and a smoke ceremony by Matthew Doyle. Photos of the day can be seen here.
ABA’s GPARC Aquatic Centre featured as one of ten Futuristic Projects changing the face of Sydney
ABA and Grimshaw’s GPARC Aquatic Centre has been included in Concrete Playgrounds review of the 10 futuristic design projects changing the face of Sydney. See the featured projects here
ABA FEATURED IN DOMAIN ARTICLE – THE NEXT ARCHITECTURAL
STYLES TO LOOK OUT FOR
ABA’s Skylight House was featured on Domain in Stephen Crafti’s review of the next architectural styles to look out for. The link to the article can be found here.
GPARC Aquatic Centre Sustainability Targets
Australasian Leisure news reviews the ambitious sustainability targets of ABA and Grimshaw’s GPARC Aquatic Centre. Targeted as the first Aquatic Centre to achieve a 5 star as Built Green Star rating, an outline of the project and its sustainability principles can be viewed here.
ANDREW BURGES TALKING ON THE FUTURE OF AQUATIC CENTRES AT THE 2016 NATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION
Andrew Burges will be talking on the Future of Aquatic, Sport and Leisure Centres at the 2016 National Sports Convention in Sydney on 23-24 June 2016. See the media coverage on the Aquatic stream of talks here.
ABA’S GPARC AQUATIC CENTRE FEATURED IN VENICE BIENNALE POOL EXHIBITION
ABA’s Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre is featured in Australia’s Exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. Curated by Michelle Tabet with Aileen Sage directors Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday, The Pool is a fantastic exploration of the role of the swimming pool in the collective experience and construction of Australian cultural identity. See the New York Times review of the exhibition here.
The interviews with prominent Australians discussing the different themes or ‘lanes’ of cultural identity can be heard here.
The link to The Pool exhibition book can be found here.
ABA’s East Sydney Family and Childcare Centre outlined in ArchitectureAU news
Our Family and Childcare Centre at 277 Bourke St Darlinghurst was featured in Architecture AU’s news article on new childcare centres by City of Sydney. East Sydney Family and Childcare is due for completion in early 2016. See the link to the article here.
ANDREW BURGES FEATURED IN SAM MAGAZINE
Andrew Burges was featured in Sydney University's Alumni Magazine. The article focuses on the concepts and background to ABA's winning entry for the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre international competition. View the online article here.
dARLINGHURST FAMILY AND CHILDCARE PROGRESSING ONSITE
Our family and childcare centre at 277 Bourke St Darlinghurst for the City of Sydney is progressing on site. Due for completion during 2016, the works are being undertaken by Belmadar Constructions. View the City of Sydney link here.
Andrew Burges gives opening lecture of 2015 UQ Architecture Lecture Series
Andrew kicked off the University of Queensland Architecture lecture series with a talk on ‘Geography Making’ featuring recent public, competition and residential projects at the . Andrew’s interview with the State Library prior to the lecture is in the link here.
A video link of the lecture can be found here.
ABA's skylight house featured in archdaily's top 50 houses of 2014
ABA's Skylight House has been included in the US architecture and design online journal Archdaily's editor's choice of the top 50 houses of 2014. See the Archdaily selection here.
Andrew Burges talks at the AIA
Andrew participated in a AIA lecture on the Gunyama Park competition, with all five finalists discussing their approach to the competition, as well as the challenges of integrating a major competition into their daily practice.
ABA in Singapore presenting at WAF awards
Alex Wilson will be representing ABA at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore. ABA's Pittwater House has been shortlisted in two categories - World House of the Year and World Timber Building of the Year. A link to the shortlisted projects can be found here.
ABA WINS gunyama park and green square aquatic centre competition
ABA, in association with Grimshaw Architects and Taylor Cullity Lethlean Landscape Architects, has been selected as the winner of the Gunyama Park Aquatic and recreation Centre. See the Sydney Morning Herald's article on the competition announcement here and Channel 9's coverage here.
ANDREW BURGES’ GISSING HOUSE REVIEW IN THE FOREVER HOUSE
Andrew’s article on Harry Seidler’s Gissing House is included in the new book The Forever House: Time-Honoured Australian Homes, edited by Cameron Bruhn and Katelin Butler and published by Thames and Hudson. A link to the book can be found here.
ABA’s Skylight House a finalist in the Think Brick
Horbury Hunt Awards
ABA’s Skylight House has been selected as a finalist for the Think Brick Horbury Hunt award, celebrating innovation and craftsmanship in the use of brickwork. View the Skylight House and other selected entries here.
ABA’s Skylight House wins best alteration and addition at
ABA’s Skylight House wins the best alterations and additions over 200 sq.m award at the 2014 Houses awards. See the jury’s comments here.
Pittwater House shortlisted in WAF awards
ABA's Pittwater House has been shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival's residential architecture awards for the best new houses globally in 2014. See the link to the 10 shortlisted houses here.
ABA selected as one of five finalists in Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre Competition
ABA have been selected from 144 local and international entrants as finalists for Stage 2 of the Gunyama Park and Green Square Aquatic Centre Competition. The concept for the project focused on expanding the community appeal of the Aquatic centre by grafting the hedonistic qualities of Sydney’s beach pools into a new urban leisure and wetland landscape. View more of the ABA Gunyama Park entry here.
ABA talking in Sydney and Canberra for Timber Development Association
Andrew is giving lecture’s in Sydney and Canberra on his cladding concepts developed for the Pittwater House as part of a Seminar series run by the Timber Development Association. A link to the timing and locations for the talks can be found here.
ABA wins at Australian Timber Design Awards
ABA has won an excellence in timber award at the 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards for its custom cladding design for the Pittwater House. Congratulations to all the design winners, who can be seen here.
ABA Plywood House at Bondi featured on designboom
ABA’s Plywood House at Bondi Beach, developed as a model exploring privacy and light for long narrow sites typical of many inner suburban sites in Sydney, has been featured on design boom. View the designboom link here.
Andrew Burges’ review of Harry Seidler’s Gissing House published in Houses magazine
Andrew’s review of the stunning 1972 Gissing House by Harry Seidler is published in Houses Magazine 91. The link to the article can be found here. (Photo Credit - Chris Colls)
ABA’s Rooftop pavilion wins Houses Heritage Award
ABA won the 2012 Heritage award for its renovation and rooftop pavilion addition to a 1930’s modernist dwelling in Darling Point. A link to all the 2012 winners can be found here.
The project can also be found in Issue 87 of Houses Magazine.
ABA practice profile in Houses magazine
A detailed practice profile of ABA has been featured in Houses magazine 86. The article by Natalie Ward explores early influences and the evolution of the design approach of the practice. A link to the article can be found here.
ABA shortlisted for Australia House Competition
ABA has been shortlisted for its Australia House competition entry. The competition, for a new artist in residence studio in the rural Japanese Niigata Prefecture as part of Echigo – Tsumari Art Triennale, had 154 entries from around the world. The jury of Tadao Ando, Tom Henigan and Fram Kitagawa awarded first prize to Andrew Burns Architects. See the press release here.
ABA’s Harbourside Villas published in Houses Magazine
ABA’s Harbourside Villas and boathouse are featured in this month’s addition of Houses Magazine. A link to the online article can be found here.
ABA wins Heritage Award at Woollahra Council Awards
ABA has won the 2011 Woollahra Council Heritage Award for our renovation of an interwar functionalist residence at Darling Point. The renovation of the two storey existing building, including a new third level rooftop ‘pavilion’, worked closely with the original intent of the original Nesbitt design while creating an contemporary adaption of the projects guiding modernist principles.
ABA’s Back to Front House published in Houses
ABA’s Back to Front House is featured in this month’s addition of Houses Magazine.
ABA’s Harbourside Villas published in Belle
ABA’s Harbourside Villas and boathouse are featured in this month’s addition of Belle.
ABA’s Carport Tree-House in Houses
ABA’s Carport Tree-House is featured in Issue 63 of Houses Magazine.
ABA’s Stone House published in Houses Kitchens + Bathrooms
ABA’s Stone House in Bondi has been featured in Kitchens + Bathrooms
ABA’s Small Big House published in Houses
ABA’s alterations and additions to a weekender at Palm Beach has been published in Houses Issue 60.