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A new limited edition book charts the progress of lahznimmo architects since their establishment in 1994 by principals Andrew Nimmo and Annabel Lahz.

Released to celebrate the 20-year milestone, ‘LNXX, lahznimmo architects, a Twenty-Year Retrospective’ is a crisp 162-page book that documents the first two decades of the architecture firm, exploring the perception of their work from several viewpoints: the architect, the critic, the photographer and the illustrator.

The book covers several highlights of the practice spanning everything from the ‘Look’ of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games to caf├ęs and amenities blocks at Sydney’s Hyde Park, Centennial Park and Tamarama Beach as well as university business schools and libraries, visitor centres, public spaces and the Lowy Cancer Research Centre at the University of New South Wales.

South Australian academic Rachel Hurst has contributed an essay to the book while the majority of the photographs in the book are by Brett Boardman, one of Australia’s most admired and prolific architectural photographers. Fittingly, Boardman’s photographic debut in print was commissioned by Andrew Nimmo and Annabel Lahz of their very first built work – the couple’s own home in Camperdown, inner Sydney.

Rohan Cain was commissioned to create the constructivist-like illustrations throughout LNXX. lahznimmo partner Hugo Cottier, who edited the book in concert with Lahz, explained that they provided Rohan with drawings of the practice’s buildings and themes, various documentation and scribbles, which were then reinterpreted as unique illustrations.

LNXX features 18 projects in all, with a handy illustrative key plus a roll call of the lahznimmo team members and client collaborators from the past 20 years.

Beginning with the partnership between Andrew Nimmo and Annabel Lahz, the firm has evolved into a design collaborative with four partners including Brad Cogger and Hugo Cottier.

LNXX, lahznimmo architects, A Twenty-Year Retrospective is available from Architext.