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Callison becomes latest firm to join ARCADIS

ARCADIS has continued its expansion with the acquisition of architecture and des...

HOK to acquire 360 Architecture

It was announced this week that international design studio HOK is to acquire 36...

Interview: Laurinda Spear, ArquitectonicaGEO

With the WAN Landscape Award well underway we interviewed Laurinda Spear, one o...
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EVENTS

05.07.2014 

Backstage at the Bank of England 

On two Saturdays in July and again over a weekend in September, the Bank of England will i  ...read more

03.09.2014 

Hopscotch Design Festival 

Hopscotch Music Festival and New Kind, the Raleigh-based design and community-building fir  ...read more

05.09.2014 

MAISON&OBJET PARIS 

MAISON&OBJET PARIS presents a cutting-edge platform that is in line with the developments   ...read more

05.09.2014 

Handmade Living 

The interactive show for people with a passion for all things hand made. Discover the bigg  ...read more

Focus Apartments designed by Tony Owen completed in Parramatta with fuzzy facades
Tony Owen Partners have just completed the Focus Apartments in Parramatta, Sydney. The 15-storey tower by Merhis is Sydney’s largest fully steel framed apartment building and contains 120 units in 2 towers. The steel structure also uses lightweight Hebel floors and walls and is the first of a number of projects being developed by this group. This prototype building explores different techniques to achieve a high quality design at a lower price point. The use of steel resulted in a lower cost and faster construction.  As an affordable building, the team sought to explore new ways of achieving a memorable façade within the budget. The unique façade explores the uses of new paint techniques to create a blurred effect. This blurring reflects the life and movement of the nearby freeway. Each façade responds to a different aspect of this complex urban site. T

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