Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2011 Wrap Up

Have a happy holidays from TOP. We will see you all in the new year!
2011 was a great year for us, we had 8 projects under construction and will have a similar number next year.

'Rising Danks' as you can see. Also a belated announcement that WIN jubillee Oval won the 2011 Master Builders Association award for Stadiums, thanks to SX!

Friday, December 9, 2011


ALTA Darlinghurst is nearing completion and so is Danks Street. Also congratulations to SX for helping with St. George Stadium - winner of the MBA awards for best Stadium 2011. Also Boston University for being a finalist at the World Architecture festival in Barcelona.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fractal Cafe - Boston University Centre

Here are the final shots of Fractal Cafe at BU. Thanks to Rashna Sholapurwala, Esan Rhamini and Kathryn Hynand for thier great work.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

'Never stop dreaming, never stop being foolish' - Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Darling Island Lobbies

Here are the finished Darling Island Lobbies. The 8 lobbies are part of the refurbisment of the paublic areas to the luxury Darling Island Apartments located on Sydney Harbour. The screen design is derriverd from historical propellor artifacts found on site. Yellow Goat did a great job building the jelly fish lights. Thanks to Rashna and Kathryn and the interiors team.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Some things that were getting excited about

Here are a few projects nearing completion that we are startinging to get excited about. Here is a first look, we hope you like them.

The lights for the Darling Island Lobbies refurbishment are being installed with some great fractal fabrication by Yellow Goat lights.

Danks and Bourke is starting to materialise in all its glory.

The boston University Cafe has turned out nicely.
The covers are starting to come off Alta Darlinghurst.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Tony Owen Partners wins Urban Taskforce Awards

The Boston University Sudent Housing Project by Tony Owen Partners, last night won the national Urban Taskforce Awards in Sydney. The BU building was developed by Tjac and built by Cerrose. Daniel McNamarra and Tony collected the award. Hey, we know its no Waverley Council Award, but it's still pretty good , right?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Shibuya Comes to Newtown

In this design for 2 town houses in the Sydney inner-city suburb of Newtown, Tony Owen Partners looked for inspiration to the pocket design solutions of Japan. The result; ‘Shiuya-Newtown, is a study of sculptural possibilities on a tight urban sight. The site is located in a dense historic part of Newtown. This area is characterised by close packed 19th century 2-3 storey terrace housing stock and industrial workshops.
The angular prism volumes are a direct expression of the solar performance. These walls are made from light weight metal panels and translucent polypropylene, The stark white walls are in contrast to the robust existing industrial fa├žade of the building. The result is a compact urban insertion which, like a sculpture in a gallery stands out and compliments its surroundings. With its compact and opportunistic use of space and stark angular facades, the design pays tribute to the ingenious spatial solutions of inner city Japan.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lady GA GA comes to Dinner

Lady GA Ga is in Sydney and came over for dinner at the Moebius House. The street was filled with Paparrazzi and fans. Go Ga Ga.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Reem Mixed Use Development

TOP have recently completed work on the new mixed use development at Rawdhat in Abu Dhabi. The prominent site is located opposite the Grand Mosque on the main road into Abu Dhabi. The development includes 3 buildings; an office tower, apartment building and serviced apartment tower. These towers are situated above a retail shopping podium. The different buildings use different expressions of a common facade technology. The towers utilise an angled mesh sun screen. This screen deflects light during the day yet allows for maxmimum views. At night a network of LED lights transforms the buildings into a light show that will marka grand gateway into the city. The lighting is programed and runs through a sequence of patterns and styles depending on the time, date and weather.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Paramatta Rock&Roll Hall of Fame

TOP recently entered the Paramatta City waterfront ideas competition. Our scheme proposed a mixed use recreational riverside precinct featuring a Rock and Roll HAll of Fame and outdoor concert venue, restaurants and retail. The design was drawn from the concept of FREQUENCY. The programs, as well as the size of the structures, change, depending on the frequency of use at different time through the day and the year. Thanks to Esan, Mukul, Kathryn and Bryan for their ideas and work.

Friday, June 17, 2011

EDEN and JADE Interiors

Here is a first look at the interiors for the Jade development in Sussex Street. 3 Bedroom Penthouse
2 Bedroom Unit

Here is a kitchen from the EDEN development in Chippendale.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ACTUALITIES - Some works in progress

Here are a selction of some projects under construction ...

This is the display suite for the Eliza Project now under construction. Shades of Gordon Matter Clarke with these views of the Danks & Bourke under construction. Cowper Street in Parramatta is also nearing completion...

6-10 Charles Street is also under construction...

Stage 2 of St George Dragons stadium is just about finished...
And with much relief, Wattle Street, Ultimo is now finished and occupied.