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International Design Competition

What to build after Bilbao? Frank Gerhy’s Guggenheim has become one of the most famous construction ever. The architectural icon of the late 20th century. Where to go from there? According to a visitor survey, more than 1 ...

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UTS Central is starting!

Four and a half years after the design competition, UTS has decided to start the works on Podium Extension aiming for a completion in 2018. The project is now part of a bigger development renamed UTS Central. The ...

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3 kiosks for Parramatta Centenary Square.

Church Street Mall in the centre of Parramatta was not much more than a street blocked to traffic with tired shops. Parramatta Council underwent a $5M revitalization of the space, aiming to improve connectivity and re-establish the ...

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Shellharbour City Hub

The vision for the Shellharbour City Hub is to provide an open and inviting community building integrated with the new public square.  To support this vision, community uses embrace and activate the new civic square strategically located at the ...

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Gunyama Park Aquatic Centre Competition

Gunyama Park is set within a dense environment of apartment blocks and a highly structured ground plane. This scheme proposes an alternative – demarcating city life and park life. It offers respite, relaxation and play, both ...

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Barangaroo R7: Mixed Use Building.

Sydney sandstone weathers in a particularly beautiful way producing a honeycomb-like pattern.  The underlying material of the Rocks and Hickson Road is the generator of the facade system that has evolved and transformed into a system ...

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R1 Lend Lease Design Competition for a restaurant in Barrangaroo South

This proposal is neither a sculpture nor a simple celebration of lifestyle but a building that is strongly related to the site; virtually of the site.  Reuse of the Turpentine ...

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Competition for  a new official Prime Minister's residence in Canberra

It is no easy task to design a residence for the Prime Minister.  On the one hand you know that the project will unavoidably be criticized for its perceived lavishness and ...

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Venice Biennale Creative Director Proposal

“Fundamentals” will be a biennale of Optimism, celebrating “the richness of architecture’s fundamental repertoire” over the last 100 years. The exhibition will explore the ways that Australian residential architecture has evolved from 1914 as a specific response ...

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The Balancing Pavilion, “Contain-arts” takes its inspiration from the most transportable and transported object on the planet: the shipping container. It is a pragmatic object that offers many transformative possibilities. Its mobility is unquestionable Its resilience renown Its economy proven Its construction has an ...

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Henley Square and Beachside Common

This proposal addresses Henley Square and its immediately adjacent relationships as well as its connection to Main Street across Seaview and Military Roads.  Some measures are low-key interventions that knit the square into the street grid ...

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Architecture Stories

This book is a compilation of projects designed over two decades. These 61 projects have been selected regardless of their built or unbuilt status, complexity, budget or programme type.  They range from furniture design to urban master planning; from art ...

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Childcare Centre

A childcare centre is essentially a few playrooms with associated services (change rooms, toy storage, craft preparation…). The playrooms are the core of a child’s experience of the building. For a baby or a toddler, nothing is more comforting ...

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Perry Park Industrial Estate (PPIE)

PPIE forms part of a rapidly changing area of South Sydney.  It is conveniently located between the CBD and the airport as well as in close proximity to Green Square. In what used to be an ...

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 Japan National Stadium in Tokyo

Japan National Olympic Stadium was completed in 1958. It was the main venue  for the 1964 summer Olympic Games. It is located in central Tokyo in a green area. Together with other major sporting facilities, it is ...

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Green Square Library and Plaza - Open Competition, September 2012

Community vision is at the heart of all considerations for the green square library and plaza design competition.  Creating a meaningful and functional town centre that allows residents and the workforce ...

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Leighton Business Services Office Fitout

The Uffizi in Florence, which is arguably the first office building in the world, was a display place for many of the paintings and sculpture collected by the Medici family. Artists such as Leonardo da Vinci ...

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Tokyo University of the Arts

has invited Thierry Lacoste to present some key projects and preview Lacoste+Stevenson's new book celebrating 20 years of practice.

Alexandria Basketball Centre in Perry Park

Perry Park is a hidden gem; a public green space within an industrial hardstand area.  Crucial to the design is that Perry Park is maintained first and foremost as a public park, particularly in light ...

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Chinatown tourist information kiosk

“While a Chinatown had existed in Sydney since the 1870s, it was only during the twentieth century that the term came into currency. Moreover, the acceptance of Chinatown as a desirable expression of Chinese ethnicity within Sydney ...

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New Marrickville Library

The new Marrickville library is blending building and landscape and strongly refers to australian scenery. The library forecourt is a space that complements and extends the undulating form of the building. The softer, curvaceous lines contrast to the formal ...

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Everglades Gardens Entry Pavilion

The ‘Everglades Gardens’ at Leura in the Blue Mountains is an exemplary inter-war period garden that is managed and maintained by the National Trust of Australia (NSW). Built in the 1930’s, the heritage listed property includes a ...

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Busan Opera House Competition

We imagine how a day in the new Busan Opera House might evolve ….

9am :

Arriving at the new Maritime Cultural District for the first time, Han-Na Chang, the world renowned Korean cellist and conductor notices that

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Parramatta Rockpool and the Gorge.

“Here the tide ceased to flow and all further progress for boats was stopped by a flat space of large broad stones over which a fresh water stream ran.” Surgeon John White (with Governor Phillip in search ...

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20 years of practice in 300 pages!

As a prelaunch for the new book on the office, a preview talk was held in Adelaide at UniSA. Please listen to the podcast of the interview on Radio Adelaide  

A room in the city:

UTS is building a new Podium to its iconic tower. This new podium gives UTS the opportunity to reinvent its presence along Broadway, in the Sydney and beyond. Lacoste + Stevenson’s design, together with Jean Nouvel’s ...

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Reg Bartley Oval Grandstand Refurbishment and Extension, new Kiosk

The design strategy was to restore the existing structure’s prominence in the parkland and create better physical and visual connections around it.  Three buildings that surrounded and attached to the grandstand, cutting it ...

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The new UTS Student Housing Tower rises above the existing UTS DAB Building 6 Podium.  The 13 storey tower accommodates 720 student beds in a GFA of 19,200 msq.  A building envelope approval for the tower was obtained when the ...

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The ‘Everglades Gardens’ at Leura in the Blue Mountains is an exemplary inter-war period garden that is managed and maintained by the National Trust of Australia (NSW). Built in the 1930’s, the heritage listed property includes a heritage listed ...

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Alexandria Industrial Estate revitalisation

Alexandria Industrial Estate is situated in a suburb undergoing a significant transformation from industrial to mixed use with the proposed Green Square Civic Centre at its heart.

The existing 6 hectare site is filled with an architecturally

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Lacoste + Stevenson Architects are pleased to announce that they have commenced collaborative practice with Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke Architects from 1 November 2010 at 64 Rose Street, Chippendale NSW 2008.  We have worked with Robin

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Open Competition, March 2010, First Prize.

A new front door for UTS:

The Building 1 and Building 2 Podium Extension creates a unique opportunity for UTS to re-image the entry to its most prominent landmark and in

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Competition, April 2010.

As the ceremonial heart of the UTS campus, the Great Hall must be imbued with a sense of occasion and destination; it must promote an atmosphere that represents the pinnacle of academic achievement. It must

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Proposition 2065, Competition, May 2010

a new green axis:

Sydney is unique for its natural setting. Foreshore walks and natural gullies are numerous. The existing walk in Middle Harbour from Tunks Park through Munro Park, Hallstrom Park and Talus Reserve is

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Invited competition, 2009

A unique opportunity to clean up the assorted collection of structures in Tamarama Park behind the beach; picnic shelters, playground, garbage bins, bbq facilities… Our proposal was to round them up into one light and airy structure.

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Completed in 2000, NSW RAIA Chapter Commercial Architecture Award

I remember visiting Pessac, a suburb of Bordeaux in France where le Corbusier built an entire street, “La Cite Fruges”, in the 1924. Overtime, this row of houses have been altered

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Currently under construction and due for completion July 2010

Flowers are beginning to bloom in Rushcutters Bay Park at Reg Bartley Oval. The structure of the 3 ancillary behind the grandstand has been erected and the cladding is being routed

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Private Commission 2009.

The Q Stores building in Bourke Road, Alexandria, was designed by Harry Seidler for the NSW Government Stores in 1968. It is a relatively unusual example of Harry Seidler’s work – he designed approximately 180 buildings

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Coming soon...

A new cafe adjacent to the Boutwell Draper Gallery in Redfern.

The facade showcases the work of the artist currently exhibiting and is changed at each opening.

This artwork is divided in 3 parts. The middle part slide behind the

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Sergeants Mess Function Centre

Over the recent years, former prominent army sites on Sydney Harbour are converted into leisure facilities, promoting pleasure over security. Chowder Bay is one them. The biggest existing building on this site is visible from many places

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Competition 2009.

Unfortunatly this entry was classified non-compliant because it was presented in a portrait format instead of landscape!

For this reason, the proposal was not put in front of the jury.

Design approach:

This competition offers the rare opportunity to combine several

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Open EOI/optional competition 2009, shortlisted for Stage 2 design competition

The new UTS Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology building takes advantage of its prominent location at the southern gateway to the Sydney CBD, announcing the presence of UTS as a

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  This is a project for a house in a densely populated suburb. It offers an alternative to the traditional outlook to the street or the backyard. Given a situation where neither aspect is very appealing, this scheme presented the option of ...

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"Exercise as a spiritual expression"

Once, in Hong Kong, I was staying in a hotel room on the 19th floor.  From the window, you couldn’t see anything but the facade of the building opposite.  At dawn, on one of the balconies,

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Reburbia, open international competition, 2009. Shortlisted Top 20

Our scheme proposes to thicken the arteries of our burbs as the remedy for their future.

New housing is proposed above the roadways in-between the existing suburban fabric. The density of the burb

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