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Newstead is home to four new architectural icons born over coffee

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first_imgThe architecture of the four buildings and the central backyard concept is what sets the Newstead Series development apart.A SITE previously held for 103 years is now the location of a series of four architectural icons, a building concept thought up by a developer and his friends over a coffee.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone is behind the Newstead Series, a collection of four boutique buildings with a total of 300 apartments and townhomes, which was born over a coffee date with some mates.Named after Australia’s famous wool presses, the four buildings are The Carlyle, The Donaldson, The Ajax and The Koerstz.With construction by Watpac well underway, completion is set for the end of the year with 90 per cent sold.Livingstone said the Series prime location was the biggest influence on the project, catering to local downsizes and young professionals looking for an upgraded lifestyle.JGL Properties managing director John Livingstone and leading architect Liam Proberts from Bureau Proberts collaborated on the Newstead Series.“We see this side of Newstead as an exclusive owner-occupier enclave bounded by wide tree-lined streets,” he said.“You can get into the hustle and bustle of the city and Gasworks and then retreat back to this quiet enclave of Newstead North.”Leading architect Liam Proberts of Bureau Proberts said the project was quite distinctive as they were able to create configuration concepts from what was an untouched opportunity.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours ago“We came onto this project at the right time when council was looking to the future of the area, which meant we were essentially able to work with them to create the best possible outcome,” Proberts said.“We wanted to design a formation that would engage this collection of buildings with the community, using suburban scale artwork.”BCM real estate Home magazine for April 29: Newstead Series. John Livingstone and Liam Proberts.Across the four buildings buyers can choose from around 120 design configurations, meaning the majority of apartments and townhomes will have some unique features.Proberts said the “backyard” concept of the development was something that he loved.The Newstead Series has poured $2 million into the “backyard” which is central to the four buildings.The landscaping includes a 25 metre swimming pool, open lawns, outdoor dining areas, an outdoor LED cinema screen, outdoor gymnasium, sauna, communal herb gardens and a fire pit.“I love the Newstead Series backyard, it’s the one thing missing from most residential developments, so these four buildings are able to provide the backyard through the central landscape oasis,” he said.Newstead Series backyard.The Newstead Series hosted an evening for buyers and interested public at Rogue Bar and Bistro earlier this year with Proberts attending as a special guest, alongside Livingstone, and Ray White sales executive Hamish Bowman.The dynamic team spoke about some of the inspiration behind the collection with Proberts citing teamwork between council, developer, builder, artists and locals in the design process as a key defining factor of the project.last_img read more

Paige Mendonca picks up first X30 Junior win at GT Motorsports Grand Prix

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first_imgKARTING, to those who love it, is considered an art, like dancing on a knife’s edge between throttle and brake where the slightest of imbalances can cost you severely.And no one understands that more than Paige Mendonca.The second generation racer, who commenced in the 60cc Kids cup, picked up her first X30 Junior win last weekend in round two of the GT Motorsports Grand Prix.But it was not without hard work.Karting for the first time in pouring conditions, she found her groove on the slippery surface of the GT Motorsports track.Paige MendoncaDuring the overcast qualifying session, her fourth-place time of 33.357 was just three-tenths off pole- sitter Zachary Persaud, with Jeremy TenPow and Nathan Rahaman also getting marginally better times.In the first race, she adapted well to the interchanging surface of the track where she fought her way up from P4, to finish second on the podium. A clinical array of buildup moves coupled with the pure grit of recovering from a tough round one were the main fuel behind this new-found confidence, which it took to produce the moves that the young Mendonca initiated.But perhaps her most joyous moment in karting was the second race. She timed the flag perfectly, shooting off the line and leaving the boys in her spray, and from there on they never saw her till the chequered flag.While from the outside looking in, it may have been easy; it was no means a walk in the park. The ever-changing conditions, the puddles of water that had settled from the showers before and the lack of grip on an already ‘green’ surface were all factors. But she handled it well.And in that moment when the chequered flag dropped and history had been created, there was a sense of satisfaction among those present.All the hard work, the track time, the gym time and even studying, the race lines had paid off.“The feeling was great. I have to thank my dad Carlos and my mom Tammy– they are my biggest fans,” she later said.She would go on to pick up one more second place and then the overall driver’s trophy for that round, setting herself in contention for an all-expenses paid trip to the United Sates next year for a karting series.Apart from her sponsors, Rick’s & Sari Agro Industries Ltd and ExxonMobil, she received support from her mechanics, Kris Gonzalves and Coach Stefan Jeffrey.last_img read more

The “Bosna” Handball Team’s Goal: To be Champions of B&H

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first_imgSarajevo – the handball team Bosna Sarajevo starts its new season in the premier league next weekend. The club’s managers have a precise goal: the club has to become champion of B&H.“If we take into consideration that all man’s clubs which participated in one of the European competitions 2013/2014 withdrew out of it, the Board of directors of the HC Bosna decided that the club participates in the European competition next season and the condition for it is for the Handball Federation of B&H to ensure a maximal regularity of the competition in the premier league season to come.” – was announced from the HC Bosna.(Source: Fena / photo: archive rkbosnasarajevo.ba)last_img read more