Smart Design Studio - Sydney Architects



Lacebark is a gateway building to a new precinct in Sydney’s Hills Shire, to be known as Norwest Quarter. Split down its length into two distinct slender parallel forms, it’s one of nine towers in the bold residential masterplan that transforms over 3.8 hectares of greenfield land into a carbon neutral hub for over 2000 residents. The elegantly sculpted building is predominately brick, drawing reference from the site’s rich history as a brick and tile manufacturing plant. Generous perimeter balconies with solid horizontal balustrades provide repetition and modulation through contrast of light and shade; their curved concave shapes creating a sculptural expression whilst inviting northern sun. At the base of the 13-storey building are two circular drums housing the retail spaces and resident’s amenities. For more click here

ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Award

Lena and Fig Tree Pocket have been nominated in the ArchDaily 2022 Building of the Year Award. Thanks @archdaily for the wonderful recognition of these two recent projects, and of course also to the clients, collaborators and our team who helped bring them to life.


The winner is by popular choice, click here to  vote.

2022 Australian Design Visionaries

We are thrilled to have been recognised as one of the Top 10 local design studios. Well done to our talented friends and peers for making the Esteemed 10 list, highlighting 10 Australian practices who have “showcased an exceptional approach to design and who are forward-thinkers at the helm of new ideas in the residential space.”⁠.⁠ A big thanks to our wonderful team and also to Est Living, for their continued support of the design industry both here and overseas.
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