Level Eleven Talks - Beyond the Look: Modernism in Architecture and Design

The talk will aim to go beyond the ‘look,’ and tease out the attitudes and values in seeing, designing, and making that defined the long modern ‘moment-movement.’ The speakers will address the theme of modernism in art, architecture, and design, and examine different historic manifestations of the modern through their own research into architectural writings and built works, focusing on John Ruskin, Walter Liberty Vernon, Sydney's émigré designers and Sydney’s love for the unpainted concrete surfaces of Brutalism.

Design, Dignity and Due Process: The Construction of the Coffs Harbour Courthouse

Design, Dignity and Due Process: The Construction of the Coffs Harbour Courthouse is the latest international referred publication by Emma Rowden, UTS Chancellor’s Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Architecture) and PTW Architects' Executive Director Diane Jones. This article, in examining the construction of Coffs Harbour courthouse reveals the need for architectural knowledge to be shared for the common good, in order to resist practices that replicate existing conditions and inhibit innovation.
Read the 2018 published article in Law, Culture and the Humanities, (Vol. 14(2) pp. 317 – 336) Abstract: The discourse around the merit of public architecture often depicts the architect as having complete autonomy over its design. This belies the constraints placed upon creative solutions by design briefs or the intense negotiations between the State, the architect and the various stakeholders involved in the construction process. Through a case study examining the construction of a courthouse, we demonstrate the difficulties in pursuing improvements to the phenomenological experience of justice within these constraints. It reveals the need for architectural knowledge to be shared for the common good in order to resist practices that replicate existing conditions and inhibit innovation.

PTW wins 1 & 2 Murray Rose Avenue SOPA Design Excellence Competition

PTW has been announced as the winner of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority Design Excellence Competition for 1 & 2 Murray Rose Avenue. Considered as an urban gateway to Sydney Olympic Park, located at the edge of the Sydney Olympic Park Town Centre and the south-eastern corner of Brick Pit Park, this six star Green Star high-density residential project includes two 15 and 8 level mixed use towers, with access to Australia’s premier sporting and recreational uses.
The site is designed to retain views across the opens spaces of Brickpit Park and Badu Mangroves, with the buildings characterised by organic, stepped forms with curved corners, taking cues from the adjoining curvilinear Brickpit ring walk. The design of the buildings incorporate fine slab lines and sinuous spandrels to visually integrate each podium and tower as one visual element. The $105 million project sits on an approximately 6,453 square metre site.

Design Inn 2018

PTW Architects Director Catherine Love recently presented at Design Inn 2018 in Melbourne discussing her approach delivering Hospitality projects both in the Australian and Asian market.

2018 Fairy Tales Competition

Congratulations to PTW’s Senior Architect Kah Mun Tham for her Honorable Mention in the 2018 Fairy Tales competition. The amazing hand-drawn story is called “Red Cape and the Scarlet Knights”. With submissions from over 65 countries, the annual competition is run by Blank Space, New York, and explores current events and the creative process through short stories and artwork. For the full tale please visit: http://blankspaceproject.com/

PTW shortlisted in Workplace category of AIDA Awards

We’re excited to share the news that PTW has been shortlisted in the Workplace category of the Australian Interior Design Awards for its Aurora Place studio. Winners will be announced at the awards event on Friday 25 May 2018. View: australianinteriordesignawards.com Photo credit: Murray Fredericks

PTW Architects spearheading dramatic St Leonards transformation

PTW Architects is spearheading the transformation of St Leonards through its distinctive design of JQZ’s landmark mixed-use project, Eighty Eight, located at 88 Christie Street, opposite St Leonards train station. Source: www.architectureanddesign.com.au

Level 11 Talk #7 - The Learning City

PTW Architects hosted its latest Level 11 Talk #7 - The Learning City this week where speakers NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes, Dr Tim Williams and Associate Professor Rasmus Frisk shared their ideas and visions.

6th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2018

PTW Architects has been shortlisted for the 6th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2018 under the category Facility of the Year – Ageing-in-Place for St Basil’s Randwick, Australia. The project comprises 79 retirement living apartments, a 113 room residential care facility and community facilities including pool, gymnasium, café, multi-purpose hall, day care centre, hair salon and a chapel. The winners will be announced at the 9th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum – Rethinking aged care: Health longevity, sustainability, affordability on 15–16 May 2018 in Singapore. Photo credit: Murray Fredericks

PTW Architects celebrates International Women’s Day

As an architectural practice with 50% women throughout the firm to Director leadership, PTW Architects presses for progress in celebrating International Women’s Day. Absent from pic: Andrea Cardakaris (Marketing Coordinator) – Flexible working arrangements Alessandra Sonvico (Senior Interior Designer) – Working internationally Brooke Self (Administration) – Flexible working arrangements Catherine Love (Director) – Working internationally Clare Bewsher (Finance) – Flexible working arrangements Diane Jones (Executive Director) – On site Ellen Lin (Senior Project Professional) – Maternity Leave Emily Mataroria (REVIT Model Manager) – Maternity Leave Flora Lin (Architect) – On site Karen Le Provost (Associate) – Flexible working arrangements Luise Palmer (Associate) – Maternity Leave Payal Chaudhari (Senior Project Professional) – On site
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