William Smart, from Smart Design Studio, will be discussing designing art galleries (White Rabbit Gallery Chippendale) at the Art Gallery of NSW on Wed February 25th, in the Centenary Auditorium, from 6.30pm. Along with Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday of Aileen Sage (Artbank), and hosted by Miriam Green of Tribe Studio Architects, this talk will give both insight and inspiration as they reflect on the process of designing galleries, from private commissions and competitions, to create innovative, versatile and joyous spaces for making, housing and showing art. More details on this talk can be found on the Art Gallery of NSW website.
The latest stage of Mirvac’s Harold Park development, Maxwell Place, was successfully launched this weekend. Conceived of as a promontory, the building’s angled façade of sheer vertical walls and layered horizontal slabs draws inspiration from its location between the park and a spectacular sandstone cliff. Smart Design Studio’s approach is to create buildings where the interiors and architecture are seamlessly integrated together; here the concept extends inside each apartment through a palette of materials detailed to reference the rockface. Construction will commence shortly with completion scheduled for late 2016. More on Maxwell here.
As we near the end of another busy and exciting year, all at Smart Design Studio are preparing for some r&r over the holiday break. Our office will be closed from December 25th 2014 and re-open January 5th 2015. Everyone at SDS wishes you a safe, relaxing and happy holiday period and we look forward to sharing more news with you in 2015.