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[Aurora Place, Sydney] -- previously Lend Lease Tower

  • sailor-Utzon
    "His building, said Piano, was mainsail to Utzon's wind-filled spinnaker." (Elizabeth Farrelly, smh_04.07.20)

  • plied
    "Like a champagne flute, jungle flower or exquisite marine creature, she opens delicately to sun and sea breeze in a way that is stylish, poised and euphoric." (Elizabeth Farrelly, smh_04.07.20)

*** smh_04.07.20

[Macquarie Apartments, Sydney]

  • svelte
    " ... urban sensibility and genuine environmental intelligence." (Jury, in Elizabeth Farrelly, smh_04.07.20)

*** smh_04.07.20

[21-23 Hereward Street, Maroubra]

  • aspirationaled-over
    "The Premier, a local fluffy-slipper, loves it.
    ... rendered in dogturd puree, hung with (sigh) louvers and reborn as 'Aqua'." (Elizabeth Farrelly, smh_04.07.20)

  • slipslopslapping
    "To prefer dull mediocrity over the vividly hideous? The Premier, and the RAIA, should be ashamed." (Elizabeth Farrelly, smh_04.07.20)

*** smh_04.07.29

[-] Twin Peaks

[Spry House, Point Piper, Sydney]

  • quirky twist
    "You had these strips of house, terrace, pool and everything went backwards and forwards towards the view and away from it." (Camilla Block, in Stephen Lacey, smh_04.07.29)

  • fissures
    "Kota Blue stone from India has been used throughout the podium level. ... The framework is steel, with the exposed sections painted in Dulux Ferrador natural steel grey. Tung-oiled timber flooring features in the pavilion. Japanese Sen timber veneer has been used to clad the kitchen and the rear interior wall, while exterior walls are Canadian cedar." (Stephen Lacey, smh_04.07.29)

  • crevasse
    "... the sinuous quality of the building reflects the site ... It has a much more delicate, fluid quality ... had a kind of softness to it. That gave rise to the very delicate skin ... quite ephemeral.' ..." (Neil Durbach, in Stephen Lacey, smh_04.07.29)

  • thick roof
    "I'm over minimalism ... We wanted something comfortable." (Helen Spry, in Stephen Lacey, smh_04.07.29)

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[Kunsthaus, Graz]

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[The Spire, Dublin]

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[Imperial War Museum North, Manchester]

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[Phoenix Initiative, Conventry]

  • "." ()

[The Swiss Re Tower, 30 St. Mary Axe, London WC1]

  • dogfight
    "..., although punters showed an overwhelming early preference for the gherkin: the new London landmark took 57% of the first 4,140 votes cast in a BBC internet poll, while Libeskind got 13% and the innovative Kunsthaus in Graz, designed by Peter Cook and Colin Fournier, was a whisker behind with 12%." (Martin Wainwright, guar_04.09.10)

  • soared attendances
    "The 40-storey capital landmark is 5-2 favourite to win the prestigious award, according to odds from William Hill." (Sean Clarke, guar_04.09.09)

[Business Academy Bexley]

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