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Spanish Mission apartment takes shape in the Gatwick Private Hotel

Spanish Mission apartment takes shape in the Gatwick Private Hotel

On the ground floor of The Block’s Gatwick Private Hotel, architects Julian Kosloff and Stephanie Bullock have created an inspired Spanish Mission-style apartment.

  • by Stephen Crafti

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‘Learning from past disaster’: Rejected visions for Sydney that were never realised

‘Learning from past disaster’: Rejected visions for Sydney that were never realised

A new exhibition examines what Sydney could have been like if “brave new world” plans to replace the city’s history and workers cottages had materialised. 

  • by Julie Power
‘Glorified function centre’: Powerhouse plans condemned in public submissions

‘Glorified function centre’: Powerhouse plans condemned in public submissions

Ninety-one of 104 public submissions have objected to design principles that would potentially allow for a new public square, entrance, and a multi-storey annex on the museum’s Harris Street forecourt at Ultimo.

  • by Linda Morris
New film is a love song to a Melbourne almost lost to the wrecking ball

New film is a love song to a Melbourne almost lost to the wrecking ball

Lockdown almost sent cinema owner Gus Berger into despair, but he turned a hobby into a passion and emerged with a renewed sense of the city he calls home.

  • by Karl Quinn
Game, set, match Cox Architecture for Rosewall Arena facelift

Game, set, match Cox Architecture for Rosewall Arena facelift

What started out for Cox Architecture as a brief to add a new fixed roof for the Ken Rosewall Arena morphed into something considerably larger – basically the entire arena’s refurbishment.

  • by Stephen Crafti
Modern cities like Sydney becoming ‘ghettos of rich people’, architects warn

Modern cities like Sydney becoming ‘ghettos of rich people’, architects warn

Visiting Pritzker Prize winners Jean-Philippe Vassal and Anne Lacaton believe architects should “never demolish, never subtract, never remove, always add and transform”.

  • by Julie Power
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From the Archives, 1997: Federation Square to transform Melbourne

From the Archives, 1997: Federation Square to transform Melbourne

25 years ago, the London-based company Lab Architectural Studio was announced the winner of an international design competition for Federation Square, the focus of a $328 million transformation of Melbourne.

  • by Sushila Das and Gabrielle Costa
Timber defines Peninsula Grammar’s new creative hub

Timber defines Peninsula Grammar’s new creative hub

Alatus is Latin for ‘having wings’ but it’s also the name of a new creative school hub in Mt Eliza.

  • by Stephen Crafti
Prize-winning high-rise faces wrecking ball after ‘administrative error’

Prize-winning high-rise faces wrecking ball after ‘administrative error’

Architects and heritage groups are calling on the NSW government to reinstate the heritage listing of the MLC Building, one of the city’s first high-rise office buildings.

  • by Julie Power
‘Like leaving doors of the Louvre open’: New fee for Venice day-trippers

‘Like leaving doors of the Louvre open’: New fee for Venice day-trippers

Italy’s floating city will become the first in the world to charge an entrance fee - but not everyone wants Venice to crack down harder on tourism.

  • by Rob Harris
‘Underwear flapping in the breeze’: Putting Sydney’s balconies to the nude test

‘Underwear flapping in the breeze’: Putting Sydney’s balconies to the nude test

Apartments account for about half of all dwellings built in NSW. That makes a good balcony, providing access to fresh air and somewhere to eat or hang out the washing, more important.

  • by Julie Power