APPROVED! OSHR APARTMENTS
After 3 long years at council, backwards and forwards our Old South Head Road Apartment building, (designed with Hill Thalis) has been approved by Waverley Council. Construction is to start in August. Documentation is to start immediately.
The building has 21 apartments, all with dual aspect, all with living areas and terraces facing towards north. The concrete frame is to be an off form finish. Glazing and Vitra Panel infill sit within it. The gentle radius of the facade and radial plan is setout by the road alignment of the street below, above which the apartments overlook, some to the city, others to the beach.
Llankelly Place Lights
Very exciting to see the lights being refurbished after so much (necessary), time spent monitoring investigating, reporting, tendering and so on. The lights appear all to be working and looking “radiant” as intended. Soon to return to their lane way.
MWA is a design focused office experienced and interested in a range of project types, including apartment buildings, houses and Public Space.
With Director Peter McGregor, MWA has won a range of design awards, from the Institute of Architects, the Institute of Landscape Architects, the Planning Institute and the Concrete and Brick Associations. MWA has also won several invited competitions including the inaugural emerging architects competition set up by the RAIA and the Jacaranda Square competition by SOPA.
Public Space projects range from new squares, to re-modeled Parks, Squares and Street upgrades, are a synthesis of artistic and design ideas that bring a greater meaning and sense of place to the project. Projects, such as Jacaranda Square at Sydney Olympic Park, the Parramatta Station wall and Sam Fiszman Park at Bondi’s Ben Buckler demonstrate the practice’s commitment to a collaborative design approach, synthesising art, architecture and urban design in the creation of urban artefacts.
Apartment building projects are a careful balance between maximising the private interests of the Developer with the public planning framework. MWA believes Apartment buildings, well designed, can make a great contribution to the urbanity of the city.
Director of McGregor Westlake Architecture Pty Ltd
Chartered Architect. NSW Reg No. 7243
Fine Arts Cert. Nat. Art School B.Arch. HONS UTS,
Peter’s academic background and area of interest is in both architecture and art, and within MWA he continues to work in both disciplines.