South Dowling 479
A sculptural new building will adjoin a restored three-storey terrace on the corner of South Dowling and Fitzroy Streets. The hyperbola shaped structure will be fashioned out of twisted glass panels between straight copper louvres in contrast to the existing typology. Striking yet appropriately scaled, the two connected buildings explore the dynamic between contemporary and traditional architecture.
The oblique angle of the louvres creates a solid looking facade yet internal spaces are private while enjoying an expansive outlook. Green oxidised copper marries with the greenery at street level and on the roof, and is in keeping with the neighbouring buildings. The expressive infill makes maximum use of the vacant triangular shaped site. Bold architectural expression and activated retail and office spaces will combine to establish this landmark corner location as the eastern gateway to Surry Hills, the heart of creative Sydney.
SMART DESIGN STUDIO ARCHITECTURE FROM THE INSIDE OUT