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Sydney's Version of New York’s High Line to be Completed in 2014

Sydney's Version of New York’s High Line to be Completed in 2014 | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it
Work has begun on stage one of The Goods Line Project, a railway-turned-urban park project connecting Sydney’s Central Station to Darling Harbour.

Located in inner Sydney, the project includes a pedestrian and cycle network, creating a new urban hub and connecting more than 80,000 students, residents and visitors to the harbour’s recreational and pedestrian precinct.

The new corridor is being compared to the High Line in New York City, a public park and walkway constructed on a historic freight train line elevated above the streets of Manhattan’s lower west side...


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, April 19, 2014 3:07 AM

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Kerr House by Tony Owen Architects

Kerr House by Tony Owen Architects | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

The design for the Kerr House is structured around a timber spine wall running along the southern boundary, off of which the new home projects outward and opens to the rear with a large cantilevered concrete wing This creates solar protection and also extends the space into the garden, while the remainder of the house is clad in timber battens and glass louvers to maximise natural ventilation.


The house was planned according to the principles of passive sustainable design, using natural materials such as timber to create a connection to the surrounding environment. The central atrium and extensive use of glass louvers maximize natural ventilation and large overhangs promote shade to regulate interior temperatures. Expansive upper deck areas maximize spatial flow and integration with the site...


VIew more images of this beautiful, contextual home at the link.


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