Crawford Architects Pty Ltd
Crawford Architects is a full-service practice with offices in Sydney, Australia and an affiliate office in Kansas City, Missouri. We are recognised for innovative and successful design solutions that continually benchmark industry standards, expectations and leadership. We are a multi-disciplined practice with a proven track record in the planning and design of a wide range of development types. As a team we are recognized for our planning expertise, innovative design capabilities, accurate documentation and timely delivery of our work. Our primary skill base includes: ‘ Architecture ‘ Interior Design ‘ Urban Design ‘ Master Planning
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Ultimo Sydney, 2012
Vacant since the seventies, the Briscoe Building exhibited two significant historical features that informed the interior design: the building shell and its contents. The shell is a three-storey Romanesque-detailed federation brick warehouse whose structure consists of substantially-sized timber columns, supporting beams, joists and an elaborate array of herringbone strutting. The contents consist of the original stair and hydraulic goods lift. These two historical features paved the way for a two-part design philosophy. The shell adopted a don’t touch philosophy which brought about the Russian Dolls Detailing. A heritage shell surrounding freestanding pods and old volumes encapsulating new volumes; clean, simplistic detailing, respecting the historic environs in which they are placed. Implementation of pods with perimeter circulation retains a contemporary sense of openness, while democratising daylight was accomplished with common-wall office glazing. Each office embraces substantial integrated storage to increase efficiency and flexibility. The entire build is an exercise in minimalism, utilising the existing shell to its maximum potential. New build materials have been kept to a bare minimum, while new life has been successfully breathed into a 110 year old building.
Complete Office Supplies
Lidcombe Sydney, 2012
Complete Office Supplies (COS) is Australias largest privately owned office products supplier, established 35 years ago and now offering a next day delivery service to over 5,000 customers across Australia. They fulfil thousands of individual requests each day from multiple distribution centres across Australias capital and regional cities. The growth of the business required the relocation of the head office (including warehousing with a 15,000sqm footprint) to a new facility in Lidcombe. The company remains privately owned and operated by its founder; Dominique Lyone.
Bathurst NSW, 2012
The Flannery Centre, named after Tim Flannery (renowned environmental advocate and 2007 Australian of the Year), was built under the Green Star program run by the Green Building Council of Australia. Consequently additional design and construction challenges were overlaid because of the high-energy efficiency standards and minimal impact products required under this process. Built with a reduced