Friday, 22 Sep 2023

Smart Design Studios next curved brick office building

Smart Design Studio is continuing with its experiments in parametric modelling and curled brick facades in Alexandria, Sydney.


Smart Design Studios next curved brick office building

Smart Design Studio is continuing with its experiments in parametric modelling and curled brick facades in Alexandria, Sydney, revealing designs for another sculptural office building next to the firm's own office on Stokes Avenue.

Dubbed Stokes 18, the new building would house five levels of office space at the transition between Alexandria's heritage conservation area and the taller North Alexandria Enterprise Area and Green Square City to the southwest. The open-plan offices would be flexible spaces that were designed to be repurposed.

In planning documents before the City of Sydney, Smart Design Studio states that the $26 million project would "raise the architectural bar in Alexandria," setting a benchmark for quality sustainable design.

Echoing the earlier Stokes 14 development, the design takes inspiration from the industrial character of the local conservation area, incorporating standard building materials and brick facades that curl out to collect water and provide shade.

"On entering the building, you are greeted with a dramatic five-storey void, 21 metres in height and full of natural light," a design statement reads. "A sculptural stair connects all five office levels and includes curved detailing that continues the external curved language internally, however in concrete. The entire space uses one material to create a monolithic form, which has peeling curves that allow light to enter the space."

The office floors will each feature generous 3.7-metre ceilings.

"Robust materials are used to create dramatic office interiors, including octagonal columns, sand-blasted concrete, and sculptural ceilings with integrated lighting and industrial ceiling fans," the design statement reads.

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