Australian Institute of Architects


Popov Bass Architects

Level 3 2 Glen Street

Ph. 02 9955 5604 Fax 02 9955 9258


Founded in 1983 the practice is now a well established and highly regarded architectural firm that provides architectural and planning services both in Australia and overseas. The Directors and Associates bring a wide range of skills and experience gained over many years working on residential, commercial and public buildings as well as interior design projects and urban planning. Popov Bass Architects have been successful in a number of design competitions and the practice has received numerous Institute of Australian Architects including several Wilkinson Awards, the Robin Boyd Award and the Architecture Australia Prize.

Project profiles

Balmoral House

Balmoral NSW, 2013

Balmoral House

The Grantham

Potts Point NSW, 2011

This luxury apartment building is located on an irregular site in Potts Point. Eight whole-floor apartments are designed to take advantage of the spectacular views to central Sydney. The fašades of the building are all different to respond to the site constraints and opportunities and provide the architectural expression. The southern (street) and northern facades are a composition of translucent glass blades supported by the steel balcony edge beam. The louvres provide a soft light in to the interior and direct views to the western skyline while providing privacy from the neighbouring apartment buildings. The western fašade enjoys the primary view and is protected from the afternoon sun by deep balconies fitted with automatic retractable awning blinds to the balcony edge. This device ensures that the balconies remain usable throughout the day. The steel beams and glass louvres give the building a crisp, crystalline appearance in contrast to the heaviness of the surrounding buildings. The recycled timber and stone of the street edge provides a tactile counterpoint to the structure above.

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