Green Square Library

Here’s a snapshot of our submission for the international competition for a new library / community hub for Green Square – Sydney’s fastest growing ‘new’ suburb. Our approach was very much a landscape scheme. The site will eventually be hemmed in by very tall buildings that would potentially dwarf any 3-Dimensional built form. We also felt that a landscape scheme would play down the ‘hero’ approach and provide the 5th elevation for inhabitants of these tall buildings to look down on. By creating as many routes as possible through and around the building the building takes on a very public ownership and would hopefully invite people to interact more with the building and its activities. Ultimately a community library needs to be a place of congregation and should be domestic in scale and inviting – a “mall” with engaging spaces for activity: rooms for reading, media, meeting and workshops for teaching soldering/technology etc. ………..a nerve centre for information…………………a public living room

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Project Team:
Andy Macdonald
Julian Wong
Kat Prowse
Mariana Lorena
Barbara Lau
Mark Hill

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I Love Todd Sampson

I love Todd Sampson is on now! Get your tickets here: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/search?query=Todd+Sampson

Here are a selection of images from the show.

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The Great Crate

Completed by PLUS 1 for the City of Sydney’s Art and About 2012.

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Architecture Review – Firm Profile

Recently mac-interactive featured in the architecture review ‘an emerging Sydney practice mac-interactive reads as a unique blend of technological pragmatism and a firm belief in architecture’s power of communication.’

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ATCASA Publication

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mac-interactive was recently published in AT CASA – corriere della sera it. See the link below:

http://atcasa.corriere.it/Le-case/Mondovisione/2010/10/21/nicholson-parade-mac-interactive-sydney.shtml

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Contemporist Publication

Recently mac-interactive architects was published on the contemporist blog. Take a look:

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Stirling Street

http://www.contemporist.com/2010/03/31/the-stirling-house-by-mac-interactive-architects/

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Nicholson Parade

http://www.contemporist.com/2010/05/25/the-nicholson-residence-by-mac-interactive-architects/

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Hargrave Street

This is a project that you probably didn’t know that we had done.  Now that it is up for sale it has finally been released for publication. check it out on the link below

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http://www.realestate.com.au/property-terrace-nsw-paddington-106897172

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