Terracotta, brick, granite: Technē’s Poacher & Hound
“The project is imagined as the sanctuary of a harsh terrain traveller. Brass objects scattered throughout the space are found treasured pieces, bridging the gap between the natural elements and the fine graphic elements.” Poacher & Hound is one of the latest hospitality projects designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design.
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The New Park at the Former Water Police Site
The prime location on Sydneys waterfront offered the unique opportunity for the creation of memorable 1.8 Ha public parkland at Pyrmont Point.
More frequently holiday homes are becoming little more than transplanted suburban ugliness; the great Australian tradition of the shack is in danger of being superseded by bloated mansions with four bathrooms and all the trappings of modern life. With this project we wanted to celebrate the shack and have kept close to the original buildings […]
Rochdale Rd House
A investigation into simple living, open plan, solar accessed space on a long narrow east-west suburban block. The manipulation of a sleeping pod sitting on top a living pod to create a sculptural, and simple climate sensitive living space.
The task asked for a studio/retreat to be dropped into the mountains of New Zealands far south. Building in such a pristine and isolated setting in most cases demands a certain subtlety to a structure’s presence: hiding from view altogether, blending to surroundings in colour and material, or shrinking to a dissolvable scale. I found […]
School of Information Technologies and Integrated Public Domain
This project sets a new benchmark for the University with respect to environmental initiatives and excellence in provision of contemporary workplace and teaching environments. The project created a new gateway to the Campus and evokes a strong sense of identity for the School and University. The building seeked sophisticated integration of multi-media, architecture, arts, landscape, […]
Surry Hills Library and Community Centre
The new Surry Hills Library and Community Centre sets a new standard for sustainability measures in public buildings. The centre, integrating innovative environmental systems and sustainable design philosophies into a flexible state-of-the-art community hub incorporates a two-level library, community centre, meeting spaces, and childcare centre services into a welcoming, inviting and human scaled public landmark […]
The Queens Development consists of 24 3 storey contemporary townhouses in the vibrant southern precinct of the Adelaide CBD. Our unique design solution of interlinking building forms is recognisable by its dynamic street frontage and internal spaces that emphasise the social interactivity of city living. The choice of materials, finishes and spatial orientations have been […]
Faculty of Law, Library and Teaching Complex, The University of Sydney
This international competition-winning proposal transforms the heart of the University through integration of architecture, urban design and landscape architecture. It redefines the historic relationship of campus and city creating a generous new public domain with the study of law balanced at its edge. An inventive aspect of the scheme was the division of the extensive […]
Australian Centre for Ancient DNA
This project involved a strong collaboration between the South Australian Government, University of South Australia and Department of Environment and Heritage. It is the only Ancient DNA facility in the southern hemisphere, and only one of three worldwide. The project includes a DNA laboratory and office accommodation housed in the heritage listed Botanical Gardens Tram […]
Zero Waste SA
Zero Waste SA is a change agent encouraging resource conservation at all levels of government, industry & households. Zero Waste’s relocation is promoted as a benchmark for ‘green’ office fit out within the parameters of an existing commercial building. It incorporates numerous ESD principles including the selection of ‘green’ products, materials and upgrade of the […]