Developer ditches cookie-cutter design at West End community

first_img Sydney developer’s plan for West End Twin towers set for orchestral site Described by its designers, landscape architects RPS, as an “urban forest” with mature trees and grassed areas, the 3300sq m space, which includes, The Common, Wilson Lane and Factory Lane match the size and scale of Post Office Square. West Village sales, marketing and property management director Megan Barron said settlement was on October 24 for residents the first stage — the Park and Lexington buildings — two of nine buildings. Fleur Hartigan had free rein to transform the display apartment and public spaces. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels768p768pHD600p600p384p384p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSekisui House's West Village Development01:06Sekisui House welcomed the first residents to its $1 billion West End development West Village this week. Instead of taking a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to design, Sekisui House appointed Fleur Hartigan Design to transform the display suite. “Subsequent stages are scheduled to be completed by 2023, ultimately, there will be nine residential buildings of various sizes on the 2.6ha site and a total of about 1200 apartments,” Ms Baron said.Instead of taking a “one-size-fits-all’’ approach to design at West Village, Sekisui House appointed Fleur Hartigan Design to transform a display apartment into a home. A bird’s eye view Sekisui House’s West Village.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoSince it was founded in 1960, Sekisui House has constructed more than 2.38 million homes across the world.Ms Barron said Ms Hartigan came to the attention of West Village through “industry reputation”.“We had heard about Fleur through some of our contacts and, when we saw the fabulous California bungalow home she and her husband recently redeveloped at Graceville, we knew she was the right person to create the experience we want for our residents and visitors,” Ms Barron said. RELATED:center_img “West Village is Fleur’s largest project to date and her brief is to use her style expertise to breathe life into the common areas of Park and Lexington, including hallways and entrance lobbies, a rooftop deck and around the poolside.” Aspire to high design with free art exhibition “Her first West Village creation is the new two-bedroom display home in Park — one of the two residential buildings due for occupancy later in 2018,” Ms Barron said.“She will work with renowned Australian artist David Bromley and his wife Yuge who are providing the design overlay on the public spaces in Park and Lexington. “Fleur is styling the West Village display apartments, as well as providing styling services to residents — nine have so far signed up for Fleur’s advice.”Ms Hartigan said her motivation came in part from the frustration of seeing bland, cookie-cutter public places that detract from new builds.“In my experience, display apartments are often not ‘real’,” she said.“West Village asked me to create a home, not a two-bedroom display suite, and to show what real living is like in an inner urban environment.” MORE: The walkway through to Sekisui Houses’ West Village development, including The Common, Weilson Lane and Factory Lane. The developer also officially opened the Post Office Square-sized park, The Common on October 18. The one bedroom display unit at Sekisui House’s West Village development. Ms Hartigan said once complete, West Village residents would enjoy a creative environment — one with green spaces, unique handmade products decorating rooms and, of course, some of Bromley’s distinctive artworks.“I will be creating spaces that are emotive and tactile, places to live and entertain,” she said.“When someone walks into the two-bedroom suite I recently styled, I want them to feel like they are home.“And the public areas will feel like an extension of their private living space — these will be wonderful green spaces for congregation and conversation.” They gave Ms Hartigan free rein to transform the display suite and public spaces at the first two buildings.last_img read more

Koulibaly Sneaks Victory in Bayoh Final

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ghanaian Brothers’ substitute Oumaru Koulibaly pounced on a wild ball in the second half to release a diagonal shot to clinch the 1-0 victory over Claratown Oldtimers in the finals of the Kelvin M. Bayoh friendship tournament yesterday.The match was played at the Conference Center sports ground.Regrettably after the regular time that favored Ghanaian Brothers, Clara Town Oldtimers were unhappy.Some of their players began to verbal throw insults at match officials. They did not care who was around.Clara Town Oldtimers had wasted a glaring opportunity early in the first half. They seemed younger than their opponents, and officials said that should not be the case.The match winner, Koulbaly did not give them the chance and wrapped up the game, with a beautiful left footer that sent the crowd cheering.The winners received a beautiful trophy, presented by LISCR President Mustapha Raji, who also received an award.last_img read more