William Smart was recently invited to speak at the Art Gallery of NSW. The talk focussed on art and architecture and the process of designing galleries, from private commissions and competitions, to create innovative, versatile and joyous spaces for making, housing and showing art. White Rabbit Gallery and Indigo Slam were the Smart Design Studio projects showcased explaining the importance of art and architecture to our business.
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.
Connor at Central Park, Smart Design Studio’s latest project for the Frasers Property development in Chippendale has just been released to the market. Successfully merging the different scales, materials, and uses of this corner of Sydney, Connor will become a new cornerstone in the neighbourhood of Central Park, setting a benchmark for mixed use multi-residential developments in the city. The marketing suite is open now, you can read more on Connor here.