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Architecturally designed Sydney apartments hit design highs

Shaun recently spoke with Sue Williams of Sydney Morning Herald Domain, about the value of good design in apartment buildings.

The cost of good design can be minimal in the overall cost of a new development, says Shaun Carter of architects Carterwilliamson, the NSW chapter president of the Australian Institute of Architects. But, with the state government planning policy, SEPP65, setting standards and the City of Sydney’s design-led processes, it can be major in its impact. 

“It’s fundamental for people buying apartments, it gives them greater functionality and amenity, but it’s also important in the environmental, social and cultural life of a city.

“Sydney has a lot of wonderful architects working in the apartment space at the moment, and with Sydney wanting to be a global city, design is a huge factor.”


The article also featured a list by MichaelZanardo of his top 10 quality design-lead apartments in Sydney;

Yagoona Apartments, Yagoona – Redshift Architecture & Art

Studios 54, Surry Hills – Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

The Gantry, Camperdown – Bates Smart

Lamia, Marrickville – Candalepas Associates

Portico, Sydney CBD – Tonkin Zulaikha​ Greer Architects

Coast Apartments, North Bondi – SJB

Ultimo Affordable Housing, Ultimo – Tonkin Zulaikha​ Greer Architects with Rod Simpson

Silk Apartments, Pyrmont – Tony Caro Architecture

Lorne Apartments, Killara – Tzannes Associates, & DWP Seuters 


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