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Hip & Gable in Australia by Architecture Architecture

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Architecture Architecture 

Once was a time when a roof was a roof. Mostly it just sat up there to keep the rain off, but more importantly, it looked like a roof. A roof would hold itself in such a way, with its jaunty gables, casual hips and firm ridges, to let the world know that this house is a house. A noble task indeed. Yet, for the most part, a roof would do precious little to enliven the warren of rooms below.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Architecture Architecture
  • Project: Hip & Gable
  • Location: Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project team: Nick James, Michael Roper, Chloe Piper, Anna Nguyen
  • Builder: Grenville Architectural Construction
  • Engineer: Meyer Consulting
  • Area Site: 696 m2
  • Area Floor: 237 m2
  • Design, documentation: 16 months
  • Construction: 10 months

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CONCORD HOUSE_I in Sydney, Australia by Studio Benicio

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Studio Benicio

This low maintenance, contemporary four bedroom house located in Concord, Sydney, completed in May 2016, has been designed to showcase the owners’ love for concrete and to provide more space and greater amenity for their family of four.

The clients were after a new contemporary house that would make better use of their existing site than their tired, red brick cottage. The clients own and operate a formwork business, which in turn has garnered them a great love and appreciation for concrete and wanted their new house to feature this throughout.

Image Courtesy © Studio Benicio

Image Courtesy © Studio Benicio

  • Architects: Studio Benicio (Ian Bennett)
  • Project: CONCORD HOUSE_I
  • Location: Concord, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Katherine Lu
  • Project Team: Ian Bennett
  • Builder: House Trends
  • Structural Engineer: NB Consulting
  • Joiner: Homestyle Kitchens
  • Site Area: 460.4m2
  • Floor Area: 230.0m2
  • Design + Documentation: 9 months
  • Construction: 16 months

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Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility in Victoria, Australia by k20 Architecture

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: k20 Architecture

Designed to enhance the spectator’s experience and bring the viewer closer to the playing pitch, Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, Ballarat, Australia provides leading edge sporting and social facilities for elite A level as well as international level games. Completed in 2015 and designed as a series of stages that form part of a Master plan for the site, Stage 1 includes the BRSF building, a 2 star FIFA rated turf playing pitch and synthetic training ground. k20 Architecture also developed a masterplan for the site which will allow Council to continue to expand the facility in the future, and achieve their vision of a 10,000 seat stadium. The facility was recently selected as a finalist in the 2016 Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation, Facility Design and Development Awards, finalist in the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards Fitout Featuring Timber Cladding Category as well as a finalist in the 2016 BPN Sustainability Awards, Public Building Category.

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

  • Architects: k20 Architecture
  • Project: Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility
  • Location: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Stage 1 Completed: 2015

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Pod House in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

As a response to the site, environment and client’s requirements the pod extension is a true expression of ‘form following function’. A modern structure is not restricted with a period (Victorian) architectural language but is free to respond honestly to the brief, site and restraints.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Pod House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: Young family with 3 children
  • Builder: Melpro Developments
  • Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 155 m2, Deck 37m2 (Existing house was 154m2), Site 370m2
  • Completion date: March 2016

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Sorrento House 1 in Victoria, Australia by Vibe Design Group

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Article source: Vibe Design Group

Sorrento House 1, the latest coastal project from Vibe Design Group, is the Australian Beach house reborn. The building presents a modest, yet sinuous face to passers by. A well-honed palette of materials is introduced, their application modulated masterfully and subtly; the mark of an experienced hand. Timber battening twists to become shuttering for windows behind. A cast concrete wall articulates the point of entry. A low-slung, angular roof constructed from 18m sheets of custom Colorbond is punctuated by a cast concrete chimney; stylish protection from any seaward weather.

Image Courtesy © Grant Kennedy

Image Courtesy © Grant Kennedy

  • Architects: Vibe Design Group (Kathryn O’Sullivan)
  • Project: Sorrento House 1
  • Location: Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Grant Kennedy, Luke Boyle

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Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility in Victoria, Australia by k20 Architecture

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: k20 Architecture

Port Melbourne Football Club (PMFC) has a proud history spanning 140 years, which makes it one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia.

Completed in 2015, the new facility stands at the edge of the playing pitch, taking advantage of the elevated aspect of the site. This elevation and siting is natural, and allows a corporate, ‘private style’ approach to be incorporated into the design and function of the building that ensures a direct line of sight of the game on the field. The project focus was to deliver a new typology in sporting and community facility design that would enable the cultural and financial success of the club.

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

  • Architects: k20 Architecture
  • Project: Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Completed: 2015

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Project M in Brisbane, Australia by Studio 15b

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Article source: Studio 15b

This home was built in the 1950’s and over the years passed down the generations of the one family. Since originally built, the home had been altered in an ad-hoc way, and so the time had come for it to be stripped back to basics, raised and built-in and under for today’s modern lifestyle of the current family needs. This allowed Studio 15b to work with a clean slate which enabled us to re-orientate the spaces to best suit the northern rear aspect – creating the distinct sculptural M roof form.

Image Courtesy © Studio 15b

Image Courtesy © Studio 15b

  • Architects: Studio 15b
  • Project: Project M
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Software used: Revit

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Flower Power in Sydney, Australia by Lacoste+Stevenson Architects

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects

The refurbishment of the Reg Bartley Oval Grandstand required restoration of the existing grandstand and the construction of new public amenities and ground staff facilities. The brief included demolition of three buildings that surrounded and attached to the grandstand, cutting it off from the street and parkland behind.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects
  • Project: Flower Power
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Cave Restaurant in Sydney, Australia by Koichi Takada Architects

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

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

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Chamfer House in Victoria, Australia by Mihaly Slocombe Architects

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

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

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