They are redefining modern architecture. They are giving us unique and magnificent structures that truly are setting high benchmarks! The ones who have comfortably and flawlessly balanced between historic background and futuristic cultural growth of the sector! The ones breaking the typical corporate mold of architecture in the era Yes! They are none other than The Woods Bagot Pty Ltd.

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1. National Australia Bank Docklands

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Who says a workplace, more specifically a bank is supposed to have a bland infrastructure?

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Adding splendor to the city of Docklands, The National Australia Bank Docklands is an ultimate example of how enormous the expanse of architecture can be irrespective of how monotonous work is to be practiced in it. The triangular structure corresponds to the shape of the plot along with three vertical fissures emerging from the top disbanding the bulkiness of the façade.

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2. South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute

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Clay Risen has rightly stated, “Is it any wonder that research centers, as design challenges, tend to bring out the best in architects?”

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The diamond-shaped structure bestows co-location between the research center and the hospital services and acts as a bridge between the two, helping in proficiency in the functioning. It spans within the green belt of the Adelaide parklands, and a reason why the exemplary structure has an edge over the other research centers is its adaption with its surroundings and making the utmost use of the prevailing climate. The façade encompasses 15,000 triangular glass and aluminum panels on a hybrid steel and aluminum curtain wall giving it a magnificent look.

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3. Ivy

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Looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle in and not out the city of Sydney?  A visit to Ivy is all you need to pay!

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Located on George Street, amidst the heart of the city, Ivy is an instant leisure space also a landmark entertainment complex. While designing Ivy the sensitivity of the historical background of the region was taken into consideration. Ivy is popularly known as a jungle in concrete due to its exemplary blend of landscape and concrete making space an absolute retreat!

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4. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center Expansion

Surely a visual delight comprising a perfect blend of architecture and design.

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NH Architecture and Woods Bagot had earlier come together for the design of the existing center which was completed in 2009. The addition of 20,000 sq.mts  of new space into the nucleus, forms a hub interlinking the exhibition center, the existing convention center, and the new spaces. The structure sits perfectly amidst the city of Melbourne.

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5. University of Sydney Business School

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By transforming the infrastructure the learning experience too can be transformed!

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The sole purpose of the renovation of the center was to provide a collaborative and interacting environment and reshape it. The aim was to bring together the widespread facilities of the campus under one institute with the help of atriums and canopies. The building is provided with a layered façade with another layer from the inside providing shade and thermal massing. The building was taken aback by 11 meters due to the native tree

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6. Nan Tien Education and Cultural Centre

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The architecture here is derived from the peculiar features of the site.

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This center is located opposite Nan Tien Temple, the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere. With precast concrete, curved walls and openings give the building a distinct appearance and form. The combination of built-unbuilt spaces along with the environment helps provide a perfectly peaceful atmosphere.

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7. The Amberly

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This is the first tower by the firm in North America. The 37 story building having no The use of terracotta hue cladding for the building and glazed facade for the office on the Jay provides a very own distinct appearance.

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8. Sanya Sunshine Insurance Finance Plaza

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Surely a shining addition to the Sanya Bays rising skyline!

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The third tallest building in Sanya, it serves as a 270 story splendid hotel and an 18 story office. The equitable form consisting of the multilevel podiums at the base and the huge main tower act inversely and give a spectacular appearance. The exterior blades on the façade help in keeping the interiors cool while signifying the historical local basket weaving.

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9. Over/Under Kiosks

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Indeed an addition to the beauty of the New York  Seaport!

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Serving as an installation as well as a drinking stall this pair of 150 square foot kiosks are built along with a combination of green acrylic and aluminum tubes.

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10. Hotel Kempinski

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Isn’t it the epitome of contemporary architecture?

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The 82,000 square meters luxurious contemporary seaside hotel has considerable modern aesthetic and is inspired by the traditional Omani village.

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11. NEO Limassol

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The perfect representation of luxury living!

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Four luxury residential towers complemented by commercial offerings are bordered by the Limassol Zoological Gardens and the Municipal Art Gallery. All the 353 apartments will enjoy the uninterrupted majestic view of the mountains and Akrotiri. This project is expected to be completed in 2020.

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12. Woods Bagot Melbourne Studio

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Have a look at the beauty of this collaborative ambiance and aura of the studio! No wonder the success!

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13. The Garden House

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Located amidst the historical Lygon Street, the garden house has surreal relevance with the history and modernism in architecture.

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An elevated three-story textured masonry podium façade leading to the garden on the topmost floor. Multiple urban influences can be detected.

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14. Tidal Arc House

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May it be a house or a body, don’t forget to embrace the curves!

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Situated on the contours, having over 900 residents, this represents the serenity of the coastal architecture. The distinctive architecture makes it dynamic.

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15. Two Wall House

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This is what a successful futuristic urban infill looks like!

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Without the deterioration of the quality perfect minimalistic house has been achieved.

The sole intention of the article is to enlighten young budding talented architects like you, it is for you to get inspired and follow the path lead by great leaders of our fraternity and create something laudable.

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A 20 y/o architecture student, an anxious omnivert and a selenophile who is fascinated by the beauty of the universe. Purva finds peace in reading and solace in writing.Architecture to her isn’t mere just a profession but the best exquisiteness prevailing.Perhaps that’s the reason we’re finding her here!

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