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Deakin Trade Training Centre in Victoria, Australia by Y2 Architecture

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Article source: Y2 Architecture

The first indications that something special sits with Mildura Senior Secondary College can be seen from the surrounding streets where glimpses of a brightly coloured form can be caught between trees.  Drawing on references of the Australian shearers shed in its form and layout, activity flows around a central volume.  This nod to traditional industries is complemented with the centres use of modern materials along with bold statements in its forms and colours that recognises a continued nature of innovation and change within industry.

Image Courtesy © Zachary Couyant

Image Courtesy © Zachary Couyant

  • Architects: Y2 Architecture
  • Project: Deakin Trade Training Centre
  • Location: Mildura, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Zachary Couyant
  • Year: 2013
  • Team: Matthew Dwyer, Peter Tonkin, Felicity Brown, Damien Ferlazzo, Stuart Redmond
  • Area: 2000m²


Cut Paw Paw in Victoria, Australia by ANDREW MAYNARD ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015


Cut Paw Paw is a renovation and extension to a double fronted weatherboard home in Seddon, Victoria, Australia. Name?
Cut Paw Paw is the name of the parish in which the house presides, and a name that the owners liked very much. It’s a weird name, hence we like it too.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Project: Cut Paw Paw
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Software used: Vectorworks and Sketchup
  • Directors: Mark Austin and Andrew Maynard
  • Project Architect: Mark Austin
  • Builder: Marcus Hamilton
  • Completion date: March 2014


ALEXANDRIA PENTHOUSE in Sydney, Australia by Charles Alexious Interior Design & Architecture

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Article source: Charles Alexious Interior Design & Architecture

The client of this penthouse apartment is a medical doctor that works extremely long hours and values his solitude, privacy and time while at home.

The brief was he wanted the apartment to feel like a luxury hotel suite with a mod (20th) century modern feel.

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou

Image Courtesy © Charles Alexiou

  • Architects: Charles Alexious Interior Design & Architecture
  • Location: Alexandria, Sydney | 3.3 km from CBD
  • Internal Area: 120 sqm
  • Total Area: 180 sqm
  • Budget: $250,000
  • Cost: $225,000
  • Completed: April 2014
  • Awards:
    • Submitted for Australian Interior Design Awards 2015.
    • Awarded 1st place in ‘3up Penthouse Apartments’ for Best Penthouse in Sydney’s Southeast on 20 May 2014 by
    • Awarded ‘House of the Week’ Central Sydney on 21 May 2014 by


Stirling House in Sydney, Australia by Mac-Interactive Architects

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Article source: Mac-Interactive Architects

A new-build house replacing two very narrow 2-storey weather-board cottages on the same lot but in a very derelict stateAfter much discussion with Heritage it was felt that it would not be possible to restore them to anything other than museum status as they could not be brought up to current BCA standards. It was also felt that they were not of that much interest and very little original fabric existed. A fairly unique opportunity presented itself to insert a contemporary building into a heritage conservation area – allowing for a future reading of this particular period of Sydney’s development.

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

  • Architects: Mac-Interactive Architects
  • Project: Stirling House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Murray Fredericks (interiors), Tom Ferguson (exteriors)
  • PRACTICE PROFILE: Mac-Interactive Architects is an architecture studio based in Sydney and has been involved in a variety of fields such as, residential (both single and multi unit), large & small scale commercial, educational, and civic projects, including master-planning, and urban design.
  • PROJECT ARCHITECT: Andy Macdonald
  • TEAM MEMBERS: Ian Lim, Emanuele Rattazzi, Robert Kalocay
  • BUILDER: Spyker/Taylor Constructions


MY80 in Melbourne, Australia by Hayball

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Article source: Hayball

The building’s diverse vertical neighbourhood features retail tenancies, commercial premises and residential dwellings.

MY80 offers residents a range of lifestyle services catering to a sophisticated set of high-rise dwellers seeking communal spaces and facilities not found in older buildings. These include a lounge and terrace, residents dining area, swimming pool and sauna, cinema and business centre on level 1, and a rooftop bar and terrace with impressive views (level 53). The apartments are structured to be affordable, with the dual communal areas providing generous specialised spaces – such as the dining room with designer kitchen for entertaining on a large scale – that complement private apartment living.

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Hayball
  • Project: MY80
  • Location: 410 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Software used: Revit
  • Exteriors: Peter Clarke
  • Interiors: Shannon McGrath
  • No of levels: 55
  • No of apartments: 487


Jury Cafe in Melbourne, Australia by Biasol: Design Studio

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Article source: Biasol: Design Studio

Jury Cafe is located within the bluestone walls of a Melbourne historical site: Pentridge Village – formerly Pentridge Prison. The prison was decommissioned in 1997.

Image Courtesy © Martina Gemmola

Image Courtesy © Martina Gemmola

  • Architects: Biasol: Design Studio
  • Project: Jury Cafe
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Martina Gemmola
  • Area: 47sqm
  • Completion : March 2014


Clovelly House in Sydney, Australia by rolf ockert design

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Article source: rolf ockert design

Having seen some of our earlier work the owners of this extraordinary oceanfront site invited us to submit ideas about what a new house there could look like. They had lived in a simple cottage on the site for several years before and therefore had an intimate familiarity with the advantages and disadvantages of living in this spectacular but exposed spot.

The design process, complex due to several defining key issues inherent to the site, ended up taking us through some radically different sketch options before settling on the one that was finally pursued.

Image Courtesy © rolf ockert design

Image Courtesy © rolf ockert design


MISSY LUI – A TOXIC FREE NAIL SPA in Victoria, Australia by Sasufi

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Article source: Sasufi

Located on the busy High St in Armadale, Missy Lui is a nail salon that believes beauty is not just skin-deep.

By sourcing toxic free and natural products, Missy Lui offers a unique service in Melbourne which focuses on healthy and environmentally friendly nail caring.

Image Courtesy © Anne-Sophie Poirier

Image Courtesy © Anne-Sophie Poirier

  • Architects: Sasufi
  • Location: Shop 1, 1161 High Street Armadale VIC 3143. Australia
  • Photography: Anne-Sophie Poirier
  • Project delivery: August 2014
  • Area: 65sqm


Lune de Sang – Stone House in Northern NSW Australia by CHROFI

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Article source: CHROFI

Stone House is the alteration to a single storey vernacular house in the rural landscape setting of northern NSW Australia. The original house was built with local materials and craftsmanship. Over the years various additions were made to the house exhibiting the different layers in its occupation.

Image Courtesy © CHROFI

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: CHROFI
  • Project: Lune de Sang – Stone House
  • Location: Northern NSW Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman


Bates Smart Studio in Sydney, Australia

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Article source: Bates smart

Architects and interior designers are amongst the biggest supporters of lighting design. They have a clear understanding of how lighting can enhance a space they have created. They also appreciate the consequences of poor lighting.

And so it was when award winning lighting consultancy PointOfView was briefed by architects Bates Smart to light their new Sydney Studio located in a 1940’s built, art deco designed, former offices of the 20th Century Fox Film Corporation.

Image Courtesy © PointOfView

Image Courtesy © Bates smart

  • Architects: Bates smart
  • Project: Bates Smart Studio
  • Location: Sydney, Australia


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