Architects Nicholas and Associates
AN+A is a Sydney based design firm established in 2012 by long time colleagues Patrick Nicholas and Vanessa Edema. Our team of eight architects and designers operate from the Crown St Studio in Surry Hills. We employ all methods of creative communication, our tools of trade extend from hand drawn sketches, CAD and plywood models to 3D modelling. We work with our clients to deliver buildings that satisfy their key objectives and exceed their expectations. We offer innovative thinking, versatile solutions, value for money, agile problem solving, environmental realism and an inclusive collaborative experience.
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Inner West Apartments
Inner West Sydney, TBC
This mixed use development comprises of 52 residential apartments and 3 ground floor retail tenancies. It is located on a 1500sqm East facing site in Sydney’s inner west with three street frontages. Utilising a highly efficient structural grid the building is a 6 storey composition expressed as a base, middle and top. 450 sqm of retail activates the street and laneways with a caf’, bar and food market. The off form pre-cast concrete retail base supports a cascading roof garden that provides shading and privacy for the apartments above. The use of natural and low maintenance materials and finishes, such as pre-fab off form concrete set up the rhythm of the fa’ade with highlights provided by vertical timber screens for privacy and shading to the apartments. Zinc cladding articulates the form of the top floor apartments.
Double Bay House
Double Bay Sydney, 2005
Built on the old Macarthur Estate lawn tennis court this Double Bay property has had a major renovation with our focus being on maintaining an authentic elegance. We managed this by restoring the original central staircase, re-interpreting the Georgian shutters upstairs, using recycled lining boards, and reworking the copper detailing throughout. A key element of the renovation was the addition of a pool and pool house, which establishes a new street fa’ade while internally acting as a focal point for the living spaces in the main house.
Bridge St Garage
Bridge Street Sydney, 2013
Bridge Street Garage has quickly become a favourite in the expanding Bridge Street dining precinct. Rubbing shoulders with Neil Perry’s Rockpool on George, Mr. Wong’s, and Fratelli Fresh, the Latin American inspired menu of Oscar Gorosito explores the mechanics of food and creates a new twist on an old favourite ‘ the American-style bar and diner. The diner is an adaptive reuse of a garage space situated in a 1920’s heritage listed Italian Renaissance style building. While the bar addresses Bridge Street through a classical sandstone fa’ade, the restaurant opens onto Bridge Lane. Detailing of the interior calls on a vintage industrial aesthetic, with bespoke lighting and reuse of salvaged items. Much of the existing garage building fabric was retained, with a select palette of finishes added to create a new layer of texture to the venue. Highlights to look out for include a custom steel hand crank rear panel lift door, a site specific sculpture by Richard Goodwin and The Distillery’s hand painted wall art and graphics.