MBA EXCELLENCE AWARD – WALSH BAY REDEVELOPMENT

November 24, 2011

Big congratulations to Integrated Construction Management Group (ICMG) and our client for winning a Master Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Construction Award for the Tobias Partners-designed adaptive re-use of this old Station Master’s residence in Walsh Bay, Sydney.

Stripped back to bare bones during the wider redevelopment of the early 20th century buildings in the area, the rebuild was a careful integration of modern functions with the fabrics and textures of the original structure. Removal of irrelevancies was key, peeling back pieces of the building it would benefit without, and the result is a clear and unambiguous distinction between the old charm and the new. Kudos to the team on an absolutely stunning space.

Team – Matt Krusin, Martine Merrylees and Leonardo Calica.

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IN SMH TODAY… A CLOSER LOOK AT FASHION RETAIL ONLINE

November 17, 2011

Fashion editor extraordinaire, Georgina Safe gets the skinny on online fashion retailing with Jeremy Langmead (former editor of Wallpaper* mag and now editor of online fashion giant Mr.Porter), and graciously, Georgina asked me to bring a Sydney-side perspective to the table. Online is the new black! Click here to read online.

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PEARCE ST HOUSE

November 10, 2011

The complete overhaul of a two-storey terrace house in Double Bay is not without its challenges for a design team – which, to my way of thinking, brings out their best! To counter the long, dark space configuration of classic Victorian housing, the new layout revolves around a large, central kitchen and dining area that benefit from a void over the space. A double-height steel screen frames the staircase leading up the existing northern wall. Large clerestory windows facing north and south bring it all together – spanning to the height of the building to flood the upper and lower levels with air and light. Can’t wait to see this completed at the end of this year!

Project team: Matthew Krusin and Leonardo Callica.

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WE’RE LOOKING FOR NEW TALENT!

November 9, 2011

Tobias Partners is searching for a Senior Interior Designer to work closely with the Principal and lead Architects across all projects in the studio. The role includes (however is not limited to) development of concept design & collateral, concept presentation, direct client liaison, design development, communicating designs in both concept & detail to each documentation team, designing, and ultimately sourcing and coordinating of furniture & accessories.

If that sounds like you, or someone you know, download the full application here.

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LOOK OUT TATE AND MoMA – THE NEW MCA ROCKS!

November 3, 2011

Still buzzing from a recent lunch hosted by Harper’s Bazaar at the refurbished and extended MCA building – an amazing event, and a totally inspiring venue.

Hosted by MCA director Liz Ann Macgregor and Harper’s editor Edwina McCann it was a perfect blend of fashion folk, artists and young ambassadors. A great-looking crowd, and one of the best views in town!

So many exciting things are happening at the MCA – international exhibits, one-off shows, incredible digital art facilities, and the must-visit Art Bar – a place for MCA supporters to come together, exchange stories and ideas, and generally get amongst it. If you’re not an MCA member yet, time to rethink!

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