Freemans Restaurant, Lyttelton. Objects Ltd.

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Objects Ltd again winning awards..this time with Freemans Restaurant. Beautifully engineered cedar louvres, crafted bent metal and marble bar and glass racks makes for a striking interior.

Springbank Downs House, Cust, NZ. Objects Ltd.

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Springbank Downs House an award winning family home designed by Objects Ltd. Set in the uplifting North Canterbury landscape, this house of striking black cedar, fine details and thoughtful design was truly inspiring to photograph.  

Fog, Sydney Harbour.

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Sydney Harbour is famous for its waters sparkling in the sun and enchanting vistas across to city buildings, tropical foliage and  busy ferries all crowned by the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Well, not this day. A rare dense … Continue reading

Gardens by the Bay, Singapore.

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Wilkinson Eyre’s fantastical Cloud Forest was my absolute favourite structure at the Gardens by the Bay. It was a completely sensory journey through a ‘mist mountain’ to experience the different foliage that exists in wet alpine areas.

Kinchega Woolshed, NSW, Australia

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KInchega Woolshed,  built in 1875 and set in the NSW Outback,  was a serious pilgrimage to visit this historic building. It’s created from red gum wood and corrugated iron and is simply beautiful in the flesh. The wood details feel timeless.


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Carfax Construction completed the works on the National School of Dramatic Arts, in Sydeny for HASSELL Architects. This extra wing was to include sound proofed rehearsal spaces and a foyer that also functions as a performance area.

Graythwaite House Restoration, Sydney.

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A gorgeous job from Carfax Construction who went on to win the National Building Restoration awards with this grand old house on Sydney’s lower North Shore. The building was completely dilapidated before works started and the level of care in … Continue reading

Bidura Childrens Court, Glebe, NSW.

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I loved this building…..concrete, semi brutalist and sadly a bit neglected now. It was a commission from Savills and was originally an old children’s home and then a courtroom among other uses in its 60 odd year history.

Transitional Cathedral, Christchurch N.Z.

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Shigeru Ban’s transitional Cathedral, built to temporarily replace the old stone  Cathedral that was demolished in the recent years of earthquakes in my hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand. A building that is serene, light filled and yet incredibly strong visually.