north bondi amenities

Playing with the horizon

Lymesmith worked very closely with Sam Crawford Architects from concept design through to completion of the North Bondi Amenities project. This meant that key decisions affecting the placement of each of the many materials could be thoughtfully integrated into the detailing. As an award winning project North Bondi Amenities demonstrates the value of real collaboration, where respect and openness between disciplines and designers produces tangible benefits.

One of the key moves in the design was the establishment of an horizon line through the building, drawn in relationship to the strikingly wide horizon of iconic Bondi Beach. All building materials and finishes change in some way at the horizon line, giving a cohesive and calm solidity to the building – a feeling of quality and care. 

A harmonious material palette of tiles, terrazzo and concrete is used throughout, and adds tactility to the project. The building’s detailing is both crafted and durable, with colour maintaining a constant presence.
— Jennifer McMaster, ARCSPACE.COM (Danish Architecture Centre)
A timeless accomplishment that has been created for the masses, yet is still so beautifully considered.
— 2017 DULUX Colour Awards, Jury Citation


2017 AIA National Architecture Award Winner: Small Project Architecture

2017 NSW AIA (Australian Institute of Architects) Architecture Award: Small Project Architecture

2017 NSW AIA Commendation: Public Architecture

2017 Dulux Colour Awards Grand Prix

2017 Dulux Colour Awards Commercial Exterior

2017 Intergrain Timber Vision Awards Commercial Exterior

Architecture & Design, April 5, 2017, June 19, 2017
Architecture Australia, Sept-Oct, 2017


Sam Crawford Architects

Grindley Interiors

Project Manager
Complete Urban

Structural Engineer

Graphic Design
Deuce Design

Brett Boardman