Among our talented staff here at Crawford Architects this month we are congratulating our Graduate Architect, Lisa Ho on receiving the Lisa Ettridge Memorial Prize at UNSW recently.
The prize is awarded to an outstanding project or equivalent stage design course that best addresses architecture’s contribution to socially disadvantaged communities:
Project title: For the Particularities of Living
Question: How do we move away from the monotonous model of housing to diverse models that consider the particularities of living situations?
Statement: While standardised models of housing are continuing, one size does not fit all when it comes to living in today’s population of diverse cultures, household structures and living situations. Heterogenous design is encouraged as a solution where a series of interviews with unique households becomes the key driver in the proposal of personalised housing layouts that cater to particular living situations.
Based in Marrickville, an envisioned cooperative housing development consisting of individualised residential units and diverse on site buildings, amenities and spaces offer needed heterogeneity on a micro and macro scale to successfully provide for all particularities of living situations.
The work is also on display at the Venice Architecture Biennale satellite exhibition:
Congratulations Lisa from all at Crawford Architects!
It was that time of year to put our meeting room Table Tennis table to good use, never let it be said that Architects don’t know how to kick back on a Friday! Sadly victory was not to be Crawford’s against our friends at Belmadar Construction; we were pretty convincingly defeated. Congratulations to the Belmadar team: Alf, Nick, Alex and Stuart. The Crawford Team of Tony, Paul, Hernando and Mike are busy drawing up an intensive training schedule to ensure we triumph next year!
It’s international women’s day, and at Crawford’s we are celebrating both new colleagues and also recent graduates and students. Just recently two South American architects have been announced as the winners of The Architectural Review and The Architects’ Journal’s 2018 Women in Architecture Awards. Architect of the Year was awarded to Peruvian architect Sandra Barclay, while Paraguayan architect Gloria Cabral is the winner of the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture. Crawford Architects enjoys a multi-national cohort in our North Sydney offices and we recently had the pleasure of welcoming Gracia Fernandez to the team who also hails from Peru. Gracia has taken the lead on one of our complex projects and we are looking forward to the contribution her great experience will bring to the company.
So with the international side highlighted, lets also take the opportunity to showcase some of the work of one of our recent students, Hyun Min Park: Min recently celebrated her final exhibition at UNSW and has worked with Crawford’s over the last four years, we look forward to watching her career grow from strength to strength.
We are very proud at Crawford Architects not only of the students and recent graduates that are currently doing great things with us and also those that have worked with us during their first steps in what will hopefully be a rewarding career.
Here at Crawford Architects we are very excited to be in the finishing stages for the design and construction of the new Christian Education & Ministry Centre at the Emmanuel Anglican Church in Glenhaven. We thought we would share some of the construction pictures from what has been a great project through to the end. The project showcases how successful design, team work and collaboration, working with an amazing client can produce magnificent results. Crawford Architects are proud of the innovative use of materials, design process and finishes has all come together and we look forward to sharing the finished results with you at the grand opening later this week
Megan Naylor, our intrepid student architect and photographer, shared images of her recent adventures in some of the wilder areas of Indonesia
Thanks to TTM Consulting for their Client Breakfast invitation this morning in Sydney. Such a treat for Crawford Architects: Paul Godsell and Tia Rulita to meet guest speaker Adam Goodes, AFL player, community leader and Australian of the Year 2014
Thanks to The Arc Agency for product presentation for Keystone Acoustics, Duct Sox & WoodN – Onyx Solar
All brilliantly received.
After recently completing hand-over of their office, the clients IEU have commented “the high level innovative finishes reflect well upon both the architect and the builder. The design, especially the varying internal ceiling heights and cladding have attracted much positive comment.”
The translation of the project into reality has been achieved for a second time (an earlier city undertaking was completed in 2013) by Belmadar Construction. The collaboration of Crawfords and Belmadar provides a team approach which delivers quality on time.
It was a dawn pouring of concrete for this ongoing work at Bankstown Airport Sydney and the adaptive re-use of one of the hangars.