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Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery in Brisbane, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Article source: Cox Rayner Architects

This soon-to-be-built project resulted from a design competition to conceive a new ferry terminal suite in the wake of the devastating 2011 Brisbane floods.

The aim of the project was to see if it were possible to design a flood-resilient ferry terminal to replace the 20 destroyed by the impact of water pressure and of debris crushing against the gangways and piles of the former terminals.

Image Courtesy © Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Project: Brisbane Ferry Terminals Post-Flood Recovery
  • Location: Brisbane,  Australia

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia by Cox Rayner Architects

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Article source: Cox Rayner Architects

Project Description

The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion (BCEC on Grey) is responsible for the engagement of one artist to conceive and create a narrative of works which enrich the experience from the street right through the internal public spaces of such a large and significant public building.

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  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Project: The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Location: Australia
  • Photography: Cox Rayner Architects

The Left-Over-Space House in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia by Cox Rayner Architects

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Article source: Cox Rayner Architects

This narrow private house demonstrates what can be achieved on the myriad of ‘left-over’ spaces in inner cities, such as disused easements or parking lots.  In this case, a 3 metre wide tiny caretaker’s cottage, adjoining a Heritage Hall has been recycled and linearly extended into a family house for parents and two children.
The designers and owners Casey and Rebekah Vallance, two young talented architecture graduates who had topped their year at the University of Queensland, fell in love and married, bought the cheap, redundant lot in 2003.

Image Courtesy © Cox Rayner Architects

  • Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
  • Project: The Left-Over-Space House
  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

West End Ferry Terminal in Brisbane, Australia by COX Rayner Architects

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Article source: COX Rayner Architects

The West End Ferry Terminal is a small project that was designed to simultaneously generate a new typology for Brisbane’s Citycat Terminals and act as a sheltered social gathering space at the end of one of Brisbane’s historic riverfront parks, one endeared in the hearts of the West End community.
As a result, the whole conception of the terminal was subject to many community consultation events, most originally opposing removal of an existing brick post-war facility which had insurmountable CEPTED issues.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: COX Rayner Architects
  • Project: West End Ferry Terminal
  • Location: Brisbane, Australia
  • Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Software used: Auto CAD and modelled using 3D Studio Max.

Silk Apartments in Pyrmont, Australia by Tony Caro Architecture

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Article source: Tony Caro Architecture

This project spanned the challenging economic circumstances of the 2000 decade, and was subjected to a long development gestation and intermittent periods of prolonged inactivity. It challenged our perception of enduring architectural and aesthetic values in many ways.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: Tony Caro Architecture
  • Project: Silk Apartments
  • Location: Pyrmont, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Client:  Lend Lease
  • GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 3352’5.84”S, Longitude: 15111’17.80”E
  • Project Team: Tony Caro, Louise Chapman, Blair Young, Alex Koll, Jason Fraser, Katja Hempel, Nick Mittens, Simon Mather, Tony Camilleri, Rebecca Donoghue.
  • Low Rise Documentation: Lend Lease Design
  • Landscape: FJMT
  • Structural: Robert Bird Group

Dame of Melba in Victoria, Australia by Seeley Architects

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Article source: Seeley Architects

The Dame of Melba is a weekend holiday residence for a retired couple, set into a hillside overlooking the rugged Anglesea coastline.  Exposed and in a harsh, salty environment, materials that weather well over time and require minimal maintenance were key selection criteria.

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • Architects: Seeley Architects
  • Project: Dame of Melba
  • Location: Anglesea, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Shannon McGrath
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER: Seeley Architects
  • BUILDER: Bolder Constructions
  • LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Loci Landscape Architecture
  • LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: Brett Essing Landscapes

Surry Hills Terrace House in Lilyfield, Australia by Danny Broe Architect

Sunday, July 7th, 2013

Article source: Danny Broe Architect

The brief: maintain and preserve the lovely big rooms at the front of the house, while radically transforming the kitchen and bathroom at the back into a wonderful contemporary space. Seamlessly blend inside and outside living spaces.

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  • Architects: Danny Broe Architect
  • Project: Surry Hills Terrace House
  • Location: Lilyfield, AustraliaAustralia
  • Program: House alteration and addition
  • Client: Home ower
  • Completion: 2007
  • Design team: Danny Broe  Architect
  • Builder: BuildwellBuiders
  • Engineer: Partridge Partners
  • Project management: Danny Broe Architect

The Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia by Grant Associates

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Article source: Grant Associates

Grant Associates, the UK landscape architects behind Singapore’s iconic Gardens by the Bay, has been appointed by the Royal Botanics and Domain Trust in Sydney to help develop a new sustainable masterplan for the historic Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and adjacent public Domain.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

  • Architects: Grant Associates
  • Project: The Royal Botanic Garden
  • Location: Sydney, Australia

Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

With a combined area of 64 hectares, on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbour waterfront, the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and public Domain is the largest single site in the Sydney Central Business District.  Ongoing management of the space is crucial for the future development and direction of Sydney as a cultural and tourist destination. Due to celebrate its bicentenary in 2016, and as Australia’s oldest research and scientific institution, the Garden holds a unique place in the nation’s intellectual life and as a popular recreation and visitor destination.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

The new integrated masterplan is due to be unveiled in November 2013.  It will address the heritage of the Garden and its role, structure and future form; identify the means by which research and education can flourish; address the physical environment, facilities and character; and seek to establish a framework for a resilient and sustainable financial future for the Garden.

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

Keith French, director, Grant Associates said: “We’re delighted to be involved in this fascinating project. As the primary role of the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust is for scientific research, we have to ensure a sustainable financial future and funding for this work, is balanced against the needs of heritage, education, recreation and as a tourist destination. It’s a real privilege to have the opportunity to play a small part in the future role of this amazing historic site.”

Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (c) Simone Cottrell

The Depot in Adelaide, Australia by Grieve gillett

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Article source: Grieve gillett

The Depot is a major installation and venue that has been built primarily for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe Festival with the intention of becoming a long term facility. It is located on land previously used as Adelaide’s main bus station (intrastate and interstate). The Depot has been designed to invigorate the City’s West End precinct at a time when much of the Adelaide Fringe focus is at the East End of the city.

Image Courtesy © Grieve gillett

  • Architects: Grieve gillett
  • Project: The Depot
  • Location: Adelaide, Australia
  • Software used: Sketchup and AutoCad

Lodge on the Lake in Canberra, Australia by Stephen Collier Architects

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Article source: Stephen Collier Architects


What if the British, instead of completely and summarily dismissing Aboriginal people and their culture, took a more open approach to Aboriginal people, culture and knowledge systems? This country would be one where the chances of an indigenous or non-indigenous Prime Minister would have been the same at every election since Federation. As a result Australia would now have an equal meeting of cultures and (cultural) influence.

Image Courtesy © Stephen Collier Architects

  • Architects: Stephen Collier Architects
  • Project: Lodge on the Lake
  • Location: Canberra, Australia
  • COLLABORATORS: Stephen Collier Architects, Paolo Stracchi, Maryam Litkouhi, David Janson
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Rhinoceros and Photoshop


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