Friday, 21 May 2010

Darlinghurst, Horizon Apartments

The Horizon Apartments rise above the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. This landmark building with the scalloped balconies was designed by Harry Seidler and Associates and completed in 1998. It was shaped to gain the greatest exposure to views centred on the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. The 43-storey tower contains 260 apartments and an excavated five-storey, 500 car garage.

47 comments:

  1. I have always liked that building. Used to walk by it everyday.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is a beautiful building and I like the perspective you've given us. I can understand why the architects wanted to maximize the views of the harbor.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Amazing building and I'll be the view from the top floor is breathtaking!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I wouldn't mind living on the top floor. Nice photo of the building.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I do wonder what it would be like to live in that -- especially on the top.

    It is a beautiful bldg.

    ReplyDelete
  6. interesting building! wish to visit that one day! lol! need to post my skywatch entry now..
    Euroangel Graffiti

    ReplyDelete
  7. If I am somewhere in Sydney and losing my sense of direction and I can't see the bridge, this building is quite useful. It certainly dominates its location and I believe it has very poor soundproofing between apartments.

    ReplyDelete
  8. It might be designed by Seidler et all but to me it still looks like a human filing cabinet.

    ReplyDelete
  9. How many floor might that tall building be? Beautiful architectural design. Love the angle they way you captured.

    ReplyDelete
  10. This looks as if it is a fine place to live. «Louis» et Mme la Vache live in a high-rise complex - their balcony overlooks San Francisco Bay, so he relates well to the thinking behind the design of the building you show.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Terrific building and lovely photo!
    Happy weekend to you:)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sounds like a great spot to live with awesome views, except of course for folk like me, who don't enjoy heights. Nice pic and angle.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Happy Sky Watch Friday, that building has lots of fun shapes about it to make for interesting viewing.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What an amazing sight. Nice to see such passion of an architects work / world. Please have a wonderful Friday.

    daily athens

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am sure I could live there. But my wife,,,,,

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great capture of the beautiful building. What a great place to live with all the stunning views around.

    Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Cool looking tower. Love the angle and the pretty sky!

    ReplyDelete
  18. The balconies look interesting. And I'm sure the views are worth a pretty penny, as well!

    ReplyDelete
  19. The building looks interesting against the blue sky. I love the achitecture. Must be wonderful to live in.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Nice Shot Jim - very similar building to one I saw in Broadbeach a couple of years back. Great colour in the Sky. Well done

    ReplyDelete
  21. A very neat building! Great choice for the skywatch.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great balconies... the whole building is the colour of clouds.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Very interesting image. Great panorama from that building!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Cool Building !
    Probably, one can look at
    blue on blue sea in your country.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Amazing and beautiful architecture! Lovely angle.

    My skywatch

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great shot and the blue sky - beautiful. Have a happy weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Even I have a skyrise today. :)

    good shot.We should always look up.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very interesting structure. We may have passed by during our last visit to Sydney...

    ReplyDelete
  29. One word comes to mind---

    tall.

    and I am,

    small.

    Jan
    GDP

    ReplyDelete
  30. I like the design this building creates in this photo.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I like inner city apartments, this one has real character.

    ReplyDelete
  32. That's a very nice building reaching to the sky. I like the rythm in it.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I find myself drawn back repeatedly to your pics. This building reminds me of bones. Maybe its a First Nations thing.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Wow I bet the view from up high is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Great shot of an interesting building.

    I also wanted to comment on your profile photo of that cool sculpture!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thanks, Pagan Sphinx. I have a post on the statue I have used on my profile photo.
    Brighton-Le-Sands, statue

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oooh, I love this shot. Nice lines and angles.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Yes it is really a fascinating tall building. You can view all the beautiful places especially the beauty of the sea from up there. You can rely on a darlinghurst property. The style and purpose are really awesome.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave me a message. Jim.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...