project category : exterior colour

North Bondi Amentities

Lymesmith collaboration with Sam Crawford Architects. Winner Dulux Colour Awards Grand Prix 2017 for Best Project, and Best Commercial Exterior 2017.  Lymesmith worked very closely with SCA from early in the concept design through to completion.  This meant that key decisions affecting materials and their read more }

Marks Park Amenities

Colour design collaboration with Sam Crawford Architects for Public Amenities at Marks Park, Tamarama, for Waverley Council. This project was awarded the AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, NSW Chapter Architecture Awards for Small Project Architecture and Public Architecture in 2016.

Photographs by Brett Boardman.   read more }

Building Blocks for Quay Quarter

Building Blocks recently received a prestigous award for colour design at the Resene Total Colour Awards in New Zealand, for the category “Product and Display”.

A temporary street activation/sculpture in collaboration with Fearns Studio and Jumboist, instigated by Jess Scully, for AMP Capital. May also read more }

Darcy St, Parramatta – Stage 2

A cosmetic upgrade of 7 ugly buildings.  Colour can be a powerful agent for change in the urban environment.  This project has assisted Parramatta City Council to attract new tenants into short term leases whilst the area is undergoing transformation.

Photography by Doug Riley – read more }

Bronte House

Colour options for exterior repaint in Bronte.  The palette was designed around the colours found in surrounding bush reserves and the clients garden. read more }

Darcy Street, Parramatta NSW

Parramatta City Council engaged Lymesmith to make proposals for the temporary upgrade of 7 buildings along D’Arcy St. The buildings’ scheduled demolition has been indefinitely postponed (due to the GFC) and the buildings were becoming dilapidated. In addition, some tenants vacated due to the uncertainty read more }

Surry Hills Terrace

Lymesmith collaboration with architect Michael Tawa. Tung oiled Blackbutt and River Red Gum plywood, rust red painted steel, ochred cement render, lime white battens, turquoise stained front door…there is the sense of a marooned vessel in this jewel-like refurbishment of a narrow inner city terrace. read more }

darcy st colour palette 2

colour for Parramatta


Inspiration for the colour palette used in Darcy St was a collection of spices and dried foods bought from the excellent asian grocery shops around the CBD.  I found the earthy, warm colours had a real resonance with the heritage colours painted on many of read more }

prince alfred park pool trigeneration chimneys - concept development

Prince Alfred Park Pool – Tri-Generation Plant Chimneys

Public Art Commission for City of Sydney (Sustainable Sydney 2030)

The Task

The pool building in the park has been designed to ‘disappear’ under a ramped grass roof. The tri-generation plant requires 12 large chimneys to protrude through the grass roof, thus giving the game read more }

Minnamurra Cafe

Minnamurra Cafe

Cafe, Minnamurra, NSW

Lymesmith designed the complete refurbishment of this very run down fish and chip shop and newsagency, according to the vision of the new owner. The cafe opened in 2005, and has grown and evolved to become a much loved, busy, and truly read more }

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