Sydney Architecture Images- Building Types

Multi-residential Apartment Buildings


Sydney has seen a large amount of these constructed in the booms of the 1920s, 1960s-70s and 2000s.
Australians have typically seen themselves as house dwellers, but the large population increases are leading to more multi-res. 
DHL RESIDENTIAL- DARLING SQUARE  Barangaroo Residential R4/R5  One Sydney Harbour 
Divercity, Waterloo. (Turner)  Viking Apartments, Waterloo.  CityWest, Zetland. (Prescott Architects) 
Inmark Tower, Haymarket (Project Architects and Peddle Thorp Architects) Eliza (Tony Owen Partners) Jacksons Landing apartments
2002 Denton Corker Marshall
Hyde Park Residences (scott carver) Harold Park, Glebe (Mirvac Design) Haymarket Metro Plaza (WMK Watermark )
Small scale (typically 4 to 6 family red brick Art Deco walk-ups. Typically seen in the inner west and lower north shore.
Large Scale Art Deco. Common in Inner Eastern Suburbs (Kings Cross, Potts Point, etc). High standard of detailing and design.
Load-bearing red brick structures common in inner-city suburbs. Corbusian in their approach, often replaced single-family mansions (examples above from Summer Hill where this practice was common). 
A notable amount of multi-res units have gone up during the current construction cycle. A lot have been clustered in city-fringe ex-industrial brownfield sites (Green Square Precinct, Jacksons Landing Pyrmont, Rhodes, Harold Park, Glebe, etc). Bob Carr introduced statutory "Design Excellence" codes that have frankly resulted in some rather garish creations.

The above rendering shows the Harold Park, Glebe site with the thus far designed Precinct One (Mirvac Design) and Precinct Two (SJB Architects). Site masterplanning by Hassell and site landscape design by Aspect Studio.