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St. Peter’s Renovation in ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA by Glasshouse Projects

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: Glasshouse Projects

A contempory double story extension clad in zinc boldly pushes the boundaries of this family home in the conservative Adelaide suburb of St Peter’s. Whilst the 5m hipped roof ensures reference to the front of the home, the extension proudly asserts itself over the sloping block, seamlessly connecting to an outdoor timber framed deck, pitched high over an infinity above ground pool. The overall result is a confident statement about modern architecture’s place in such a historic context- it can create a wonderful contrast, redefining our appreciation of ‘elegance’ itself.

Image Courtesy © Aaron Citti

Image Courtesy © Aaron Citti

  • Architects: Glasshouse Projects
  • Project: St. Peter’s Renovation
  • Location:  ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
  • PhotographyAaron Citti
  • Materials: Standing seam irregular zinc cladding, bluestone, oak, black butt
  • Area: 350sqm extension
  • Project Year: 2016
  • Heritage Conservation Zone
  • Active and young family of 5
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Waterfront Palazzo Eleven Years On in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Like a good wine good houses age well, improving with the passing of the years.  When compared to the original photographs, taken by Richard Glover in 2004 http://luigirosselli.com/residential/coolong-road , the recent reshoot of this waterfront palazzo shows how the lush Will Danger designed garden has become part of the architecture and how gracefully the building has aged, all the finishes are still fresh and faultless.

The sandstone base, newly built in 2004 is today covered with bougainvillea.  The retractable, column free canvas awning has withstood galeforce winds and constant use, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

The sandstone base, newly built in 2004 is today covered with bougainvillea. The retractable, column free canvas awning has withstood galeforce winds and constant use, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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Spectrum Apartments in Victoria, Australia by Kavellaris Urban Design

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Article source: Kavellaris Urban Design

Spectrum Apartments is situated on a site with three frontages. It was critical that the architecture address and activate all three frontages but also be of a single architectural language.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design
  • Project: Spectrum Apartments
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Builder: Harris HMC
  • Scope of works: 70 Apartments, 1 Home office, 64 cars (triple cars stackers), 11 cars (double cars stackers), 9 cars conventional
  • Area: 7400sq/m
  • Completion: 2016

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Mosman Bay House in Perth, Australia by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Article source: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

The Mosman Bay House explores two contrasting spatial experiences, one is dynamic and fluid and one is passive and contemplative. One focuses on the distant views to the river and city and one is embedded with the garden. This Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde quality responds to the programmatic requirements of active and communal spaces; living, dining, cooking and private spaces; sleeping, study and bathing.

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

Image Courtesy © Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Boutique Apartment Building in Melbourne, Australia designed by DROO PROJECTS

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Article source: DROO PROJECTS 

DROO Projects is a Paris/London based studio specializing in high end residential design. This boutique apartment building tucked in behind a narrow listed Shop House building, in Melbourne’s inner suburb of Hawthorn. The long narrow Shop house building typology allowed for the existing building to be extended to create a two compact mini towers to the rear separated by a generous courtyard internally, providing light and outdoor living spaces for the individual apartments. The building is characterized by its large glazed windows, and the strong faceted gold fins, which provide sun-shading and privacy between flats.

Image Courtesy © Willem Dirk Du Toit

Image Courtesy © Willem Dirk Du Toit

  • Architects: DROO PROJECTS
  • Project: Boutique Apartment Building
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Willem Dirk Du Toit
  • Software used: Autocad and Rhino
  • Main Contractor: Project Build Construction Pty Ltd.
  • Site Management Architect: Mihaly Slocombe
  • Completed: December 2015

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Mount Alvernia College in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Article source: m3architecture

M3architecture designed Mount Alvernia College’s new La Verna Building, Anthony Building and La Foresta Garden.

After being commissioned to complete the College’s master plan in 2011, the firm proposed a school based around three gardens; a community garden, a garden for gathering and a recreation garden.

Image Courtesy © CFJ_Mt-Alvernia

Image Courtesy © CFJ_Mt-Alvernia

 

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: Mount Alvernia College
  • Location: Kedron, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: CFJ_Mt-Alvernia
  • Software used: Revit

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Square Civic And Community Building in Parramatta, Australia by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

Article source: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

The ambition of the City of Parramatta was: “We want this development to be unique and spectacular – a building that will be recognized around the world and help to put Parramatta on the map”.

A cutting-edge glass construction featuring a wave-shaped façade of crystalline blocks has been selected as the winning design for Parramatta Square’s landmark civic and community building.

Image Courtesy © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

Image Courtesy © Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

  • Architects: Manuelle Gautrand Architecture, Lacoste+Stevenson, Designinc
  • Project: Square Civic And Community Building
  • Location: Parramatta Square District, Parramatta, Australia
  • Client: City of parramatta
  • Estimated Construction budget: 38 million $AUD (26 million €)
  • Net area: 12.000 sqm
  • Competition: 2016
  • Studies: 2016 – 2017
  • Construction work: 2018-2019

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The Bow Window Penthouse in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

In a first for Luigi Rosselli Architects the camera has left the ground to pan over the penthouse additions to a classic Art Deco style apartment block built in the late 1920s.  The penthouse’s defining feature is a bow window in the corner of the building facing the intersection of the street that reaches out to create a dialogue with the passers-by in the avenue below.  The bow window is also reminiscent of windows found in the Captain’s Quarters at the stern of historic ships; borrowing from naval architecture was appropriate for the seaside location of Bondi Beach.  The penthouse is separated from the existing brick unit block by a concrete slab and spandrel, this is a fire protection requirement.  A wave of metal roofing conceals the upper level of the penthouse from the street.  The wave dovetails towards the view, culminating in a balcony, of which two were designed but only one was allowed by the Council.

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
  • Project: The Bow Window Penthouse
  • Location: Bondi Beach NSW, Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Edward Birch
  • Project Architect: Carl Rutherfoord, Blake Letnic
  • Builder: Groundup Building Pty Ltd
  • Structural Consultant: Rooney & Bye Pty Ltd
  • Joiner: Frilingos Commercial interiors
  • Council: Waverley Council
  • Drone Video Footage: Groundcontrol

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Coal Cellar & Grill in Adelaide, Australia by Landini Associates

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Article source: Landini Associates

Landini Associates has again teamed up with Hilton Hotels, this time in Adelaide, to design their new restaurant, ‘Coal Cellar & Grill’ and adjacent bar and hotel lobby lounge area. Simply, the brief was to design a restaurant that did not feel like a hotel, a restaurant that would be a destination in and of itself for the local community.

Image Courtesy © Trevor Mein

Image Courtesy © Trevor Mein

  • Architects: Landini Associates
  • Project: Coal Cellar & Grill
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Photography: Trevor Mein
  • Project size: 1200 sqm
  • Project completion date: November 2015

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1930s Queenslander in Brisbane, Australia by Dion Seminara Architecture

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Article source: Dion Seminara Architecture

Queenslanders are homes built up off the ground which are often falsely thought to be naturally cool in summer. They are actually designed to keep the area under the home cool. The homes themselves aren’t well insulated and can get quite hot.

Image Courtesy © Dion Seminara Architecture

Image Courtesy © Dion Seminara Architecture

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