30 October 2023

Form–A Studio and Woods Bagot partnership continues

Form—A Studio, the architectural wayfinding and place curation practice making waves nationally with their unique take on place curation, has had the chance to work on projects that have enhanced the function of wayfinding for architecture in Sydney.

Form—A Studio has worked on numerous wayfinding projects in Sydney and through their methodology based on the act of taking care of place, they bring to life the architectural narrative supporting community and the creation of spaces that enhance connectivity, and liveability.

They pride themselves on projects delivered in collaboration with internationally acclaimed architecture firms, including Woods Bagot, a global firm that has 17 studios across six regions, specialising in architecture, interiors and master planning.

Derek Scholes, Senior Associate Architect at Woods Bagot says,

“Woods Bagot places the human experience at the centre of our design process in order to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space. With the team at Form—A Studio, we were able to deliver the human-driven design we’re after.”

AURA by Aqualand

AURA by Aqualand, designed by Woods Bagot with interiors by Richards Stanisich, is an embodiment of contemporary luxury apartment living, with generously-spaced interiors, sumptuous amenities and lavish textures.

“Woods Bagot’s design looks to encapsulate the glory of the harbour city. The glass facade channels the softly eroded forms of the harbour, with the building oriented to frame views out to the city’s most iconic landmarks and scapes,” Derek says.

AURA by Aqualand in North Sydney is strategically located in an area that is transforming living for communities to come, only a walk away from landmarks, transport and entertainment. Biophilia is a major cornerstone of the building’s design response, with a green thread running through the precinct. The development will home a new urban lifestyle in harmony with nature, including world class amenities, restaurants and living spaces.

The delicate shape of the architectural structure and the immaculate choice of materiality and colour palette, are a celebration of the natural energy that surrounds the place, supporting its spirit of the place and vision for the new community of AURA.

“Our intention aims to honour the practice of traditional craftsmanship blended with modern architecture supporting the creation of superior design that elevates and distinguishes the experience between the different spaces: public, private, residential, commercial, amenities and retail,” says Claudio.

The sculptural element of AURA is the driver of Form—A Studio’s design process. The bare material imposes its presence into the environment, starting a dialogue with the architecture and its palette.

“What distinguishes the architecture is the artistic approach through materials and shapes, like aluminium messaging, translucent and precious materials, carved and integrated design, sculptural stone, metal finishes and integrated lighting.”

Construction is well underway at AURA, which is due for completion in 2024.

Source: Jarrod Reedie, architectureanddesign.com.au