Smart Design Studio - Sydney Architects



Stokes 18 is a ‘big cousin’ and neighbour to our own studio, Stokes 14. It transitions from the lower scale of the adjoining heritage conservation area to the emerging city centre of Green Square City. In a similar way to our studio, Stokes 18 runs off the energy that it produces, which is estimated to be 1.3 times its annual consumption. To achieve this, 400 solar photo-voltaic panels are integrated into the facades and roof and are coupled with battery storage. Concurrently, the building is designed to be very low energy in operation, which is achieved through energy-efficient fixtures and fittings, natural cross-ventilation, daylight harvesting and minimising AC.

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Christina Markham

Join SDS Studio director Christina Markham architect at Sydney’s Tusculum on Friday 1st Mar 2024 at 12:30 pm for In Conversation – Queering Architecture. This panel discussion will investigate the modes of queering architecture in the built form and our profession and will be moderated by Australian Institute of Architects Institute’s CEO, Cameron Bruhn.  Also taking part in the lively conversation are Director of Co-AP, Will Fung and Alison Cox, campaigner for gender neutral bathrooms to be mandated in the National Construction Code.

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Approval granted for a mixed use tower in Bondi Junction

Development Application has been approved for a 19-storey mixed use tower in Bondi Junction that combines striking design elements with environmental initiatives. The sculpted design is a response to maximising panoramic harbour views for the occupants and their neighbours.
The building is modulated by a scalloping of the façade. On the southern side, it splits into two slender parallel forms. Apart from enabling natural light and ventilation into the corridor, this articulates the tower on the narrow lane frontage. For more, click here

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