Posts Tagged ‘Australia’
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Article source: Koichi Takada Architects
We aim to change the way we ate and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience.
We have experimented with noise levels in relationship to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding.
Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees
- Architects: Koichi Takada Architects
- Project: Cave Restaurant (Sushi Train Maroubra)
- Location: Maroubra, Sydney, Australia
- Photography: Sharrin Rees
- Builder: Bonar Interiors
- Project Year: 2009
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Article source: Mihaly Slocombe Architects
Chamfer House revisits a post and beam dwelling designed in 1977 by Kevin Borland, the Hildebrand House. It sits within an established garden on Oliver’s Hill, a crucible of late modernism overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Our clients approached us soon after moving in. They wanted to protect the timber ceilings, exposed Oregon structure and fingerjointed window frames they loved, while also updating the house to suit their young family.
Back garden, Image Courtesy © Andrew Latreille
- Architects: Mihaly Slocombe Architects
- Project: Chamfer House
- Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Andrew Latreille
- Land surveyor: Dickson Hearn
- Quantity surveyor: Jonnar Consulting Services
- Structural engineer: ZS Consulting
- Building surveyor: Lorenzini Group
- Builder: Basis Builders
- Original construction: 1977
- Original style: Romantic rationalism
- Original architect: Kevin Borland
- Site area: 964sqm
- Building area: 270sqm
- Design period: September 2011 – June 2014
- Construction period: June 2014 – June 2015
- Completion: 1st June 2015
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: Mountford Williamson Architecture
This house provides a retreat from the city, allowing its owners to enjoy the magnificent coastal bushland setting and time with family and friends. This is a true holiday home providing casual and informal living within flexible spaces, and reflects the owner’s desire to live as sustainably as possible.
The house needed to be flexible, at times a single bedroom retreat and other times expanding to house larger groups of family and friends.
Image Courtesy © Mountford Williamson Architecture
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Article source: B.E Architecture
The Blake Street Residence was intended to investigate a typology of coastal architecture which responded primarily to the ruggedness of its Australian landscape setting.
This dictated elevating the house above the ground plane through the construction of a massive stone podium. The choice of Maffra stone and its rudimentary construction relates to similar stonework seen in many of the historic buildings in the surrounding area.
Image Courtesy © B.E Architecture
- Architects: B.E Architecture
- Project: Blake Street Residence
- Location: Shoreham, Victoria, Australia
- Software used: CAD
Sunday, July 24th, 2016
Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects
The longest rammed earth wall in Australia and – probably – the southern hemisphere, has been selected as a finalist in the (Australian Institute of Architects) Western Australia architecture awards.
At 230 metres long, the rammed earth wall meanders along the edge of a sand dune and encloses twelve earth covered residences, created to provide short-term accommodation for a cattle station during mustering season. With their 450mm thick rammed earth facade and the sand dune to their rear and forming their roofs, the residences have the best thermal mass available, making them naturally cool in the subtropical climate.
Image Courtesy © Edward Birch
Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Article source: Biasol: Design Studio
Located in Melbourne’s leafy suburb of Ivanhoe, this once traditional family home has been transformed by the Studio into a modern interpretation of a Hamptons’ style of living – an aesthetic that combines a relaxed sophistication with airy elegant living.
Our client’s brief was to create a modern light-filled home that encouraged their love for entertaining and casual living. To meet their requirements, we designed a spacious open-plan home that embraced the abundance of natural light, to not only make it welcoming but also visually impressive and highly functional.
Image Courtesy © Daniel Aulsebrook
Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects
Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.
Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects
- Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
- Project: 600 Collins Street
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Visualizations: VA
- Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
- ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
- ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
- ZHA Project Architect: Juan Camilo Mogollon
- Local Architect: PLUS Architecture
- Structural Engineering: Robert Bird Group
- Building Services Engineering and Sustainability: ADP Consulting
- Planning Consultant: URBIS
- Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
- Building Surveyor: PLP
- Acoustics: Acoustic Logic
Saturday, July 16th, 2016
Article source: Chris Elliott Architects
The concept for this house renovation is simple -‐ a protected and private timber box sits on top of a glass box that dissolves the boundary between house and garden.
The rear of house was a collection of long, narrow, dismal, poky, dark rooms with no view or connection to the garden. There was one small spot of sun – on the back step.
Image Courtesy © Richard Glover
- Architects: Chris Elliott Architects
- Project: Morrison House
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Photography: Richard Glover
- Status: Built
- Size: 190m2
- Date: 2013
Friday, July 8th, 2016
Article source: Andrew Maynard Architects
In a Nutshell
Alfred House is an addition and reconfiguration of an existing two storey, two bedroom terrace, with a tired lean-to that had little relationship with the exterior space. The client wanted us to replicate one of our previous projects, Vader House, as they liked the idea of a centralised courtyard. It was an interesting idea for us to revisit and to evolve, as we were able to push the concept further due to the property’s connection with the laneway. The big challenge was that Alfred had less than half of Vader’s budget.
Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden
- Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
- Project: Alfred House
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Photography: Tess Kelly, Fraser Marsden
- Software used: SketchUp and Vectorworks
- Project team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin
- Builder: TCM Building Group
- Engineer: Hive Engineering
- Landscape Architects: Bush Projects
- Artist (wall mural): Seb Humphreys – Order 55
- Planning Consultant: Hansen Partnership
- Building Surveyor: Code Compliance
- Site / Floor Area: 142 m2 site / 155 m2 floor area
- Completion date: December 2015
Friday, June 24th, 2016
Article source: Mitsuori Architects
This sleep out is located within the grounds of a family beach retreat in a secluded coastal setting. The brief called for a family guest house to acocmodate the owner’s children and grand children. Architecturally the new building was required to sit sympathetically within the native landscape whilst being architecturally distinct from the main house.
Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography
- Architects: Mitsuori Architects (Matthew Murfett, Melissa Lim)
- Project: Portsea Sleepout
- Location: Portsea, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Michael Kai Photography
- Builder: Malford Constructions
- Structural Engineer: Structural Works
- Landscape Designer: Ben Scott Garden Design
- Land Surveyor: Peninsula Survey Group
- Building Surveyor: Reddo
- Building Floor Area: Building – 158 sqm, Roof deck – 44 sqm
- Design & documentation period: 13 months
- Construction period: 15 months