Imagine an inner-city apartment block with technology so advanced, your house keys have been replaced by a biometric fingerprint scan. There’s a home automation system that can do everything from dim your lights to water your plants, electric vehicle charging and a way to easily monitor your personal energy usage. Plus, there are solar panels, hydronic in-slab heating, edible gardens and even a rooftop cinema. It may sound like a home from the future, but this is a real apartment block in Sydney.Read More
A new benchmark has been set for sustainable property development now and into the future by a crop of award-winning residential projects in NSW.
Judges across myriad categories in this year’s UDIA Crown Group Awards for Excellence commended developers on their commitment to sustainability, impressed by the range of green technologies being employed across the state.Read More
The Burcham is a shortloisted finalist in three UDIA Awards categories –
- Medium-Density Development: Above 75 Dwellings
- Excellence in Sustainability & Environmental Technology
- Excellence in Urban Renewal / Adaptive Reuse
The Burcham has been recognised at the Australian Institute of Architects Awards – receiving a Commendation in Heritage Architecture. The adaptive re-use of the Wrigley’s Chewing Gum Factory into residential warehouse apartments, creatively integrated with two new 4 and 5-storey apartment buildings, creates a sense of authentic character and place that can otherwise be difficult to achieve successfully in new development.
The Burcham was also finalists in the following categories –
- Sustainable Architecture
- Residential Architecture
Ed Horton, founding director of award-winning property developers, The Stable Group opens up about sustainable building, limitations of the legacy approach to building, challenging convention, adaptive reuse of old buildings, the need for councils to incentivise sustainability, the embedded electricity network trend, and the housing market.Read More
The Burcham’s new design embraces the site’s unique history, re-using the former 1918 Wrigley’s Gum Factory building as residential apartments, then adding two new four and five storey apartment buildings, comprising 99 apartments in total across the three buildings.
The interiors, also designed by Allen Jack+Cottier, blend the industrial heritage of the building with the late 20s early 30s character of its architecture, while making the most of the original features.Read More