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Trifolium in Sydney, Australia by AR-MA

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Article source: AR-MA

Fugitive Structures in an architectural design competition commissioned by SCAF (Sherman Contemporary Arts Foundation) in Sydney, Australia. It is an invited competition, run annually over four years that seeks to showcase emerging architects from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. The brief was to explore the potential of digital pre-fabrication. In 2014, AR-MA were successful in securing the commission.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: AR-MA
  • Project: Trifolium
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Year: Design: June 2013 – December 2013, Fabrication and Installation: January 2014 – March 2014
  • Area: 60 sqm
  • Design Team: Robert Beson, Gabriele Ulacco, Tony Ho, Guido Maciocci, Nono Martinez Alonso, Simon Vorhammer
  • Collaborators: Fabrication: Terry TIsdale, OX Engineering; Structure: Alex Edwards, ARUP; Lighting: Tim Carr, ARUP; Planning: URBIS; Landscaping: 360 degree; BVN Donovan Hill
  • Manufacturers / Suppliers: Ox Engineering, CASF / Du Pont Corian, Rimex MetalsFrilingos Commercial Interiors, Barossa Quarries, Sydney Precast, Xenian Lighting,

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Hyland House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Article source: Chris Elliott Architects

A small intervention vastly improves lifestyle An old terrace in inner city Sydney, its rear dilapidated, bordering on potential collapse. An innovative solution opens up the house to the garden and lets in more light. The new bathroom is broken up into separate components to avoid obstructing the flow of the house.

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

  • Architects: Chris Elliott Architects
  • Project: Hyland House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Richard Glover
  • Software used: Microstation and 3D Studio 
  • Size: 26sqm

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Paddington Residence in Queensland, Australia by Ellivo architects

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Article source: Paddington Residence

Minimal and raw, yet textured and welcoming, the Paddington Residence is an exploration of flexibility, space, and materials. Designed by and for Ellivo Architects’

Image Courtesy © Scott Burrows

Image Courtesy © Scott Burrows

  • Architects: Ellivo architects
  • Project: Paddington Residence
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Scott Burrows
  • Completed: 2014

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Hover House in Victoria, Australia by Bower Architecture

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Article source: Bower Architecture

Hover house is a residence in beachside Mt. Martha (Victoria, Australia) which re-imagines the single dwelling courtyard. Site on a rear battle-axe block with minimal outlook, privacy or street frontage, the project brief was for a tranquil, sustainable and private home filled with natural light, warmth and texture. In response, the concept sought to create a captivating internal focus in the form of a private central courtyard, providing a strong link between key spaces. In order to maximise natural light and privacy a simple sectional gable shape was extruded through the east-west axis of the house, resulting in a form that efficiently collects rainwater, incorporates sustainable passive systems and emphasises views to distant gum tree canopies.

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • Architects: Bower Architecture
  • Project: Hover House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Shannon McGrath
  • Date of completion: Jan 2013
  • Design time: 6 months
  • Construction time: 1 year
  • Project type: Single New Dwelling
  • Size (m2): 260sqm (incl. carport)
  • Location: Mt. Martha, Victoria, Australia
  • PROJECT ARCHITECT: Chema Bould
  • DESIGN TEAM: Chema Bould, Jade Vidal, Anna Dutton, Bob Sinclair, Rose Heeley, Ben Shields
Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

Image Courtesy © Shannon McGrath

  • BUILDER: Phil Ellison (Ellcon Building Contractors)
  • STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Andrew Beattie (Beattie Consulting Engineers)
  • LANDSCAPE DESIGN: Sean Edgington
  • Structure:  Timber Framed,
  • Walls and cladding: Woodform, Solid timber blackbutt end matched shiplap cladding, James hardie,  Scyon Axon, painted black
  • Roofing: Bluescope Steel Custom or roof cladding Night Sky
  • Glazing and doors: Windows, Capral, 625 Narrowline, Powder coated black,  Sliding door, Brio Single Run 250 Top Hung, Powder coated black Sliding Door,  Capral, 200 series Sliding Door, Powder coated black
  • Finishes: Polished Concrete Slab, Finewood Ventech, Australian blackbutt timber veneer panels, Wicanders Cork Comfort Cork Tile, Slate Eclipse
  • Lighting: Inlite Outline 50 Profile Pendant

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Parure House in Victoria, Australia by Architects EAT

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Article source: Architects EAT

The Parure House (that is, a set of jewellery to be adorned together at once) is an exercise in abject darkness versus stark light; the compact crossed with the open, and closeted privacy against unabashed experiences of the exterior environment.

Amidst the need to maximise space and storage ‐ requiring full expansion to the boundaries of the land, windows (and also facade) were almost left to the wayside. Internal volume was the constant throughout the design. Punctuations in the external building fabric articulate the interior with strong exterior connections, even in such localised context.

Image Courtesy © James Coombe

Image Courtesy © James Coombe

  • Architects: Architects EAT
  • Project: Parure House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: James Coombe
  • Company: Architects EAT
  • Project Architect: James Coombe
  • Project Team: Albert Mo, Eid Goh, Peter Knights, Harvey Tancuan
  • Completion Date: June 2011
  • Project Type: Residential Alteration and Addition
  • Site Size: 210 sqm Floor Area: 165 sqm

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Open House in VIC, Australia by Architects EAT

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Article source: Architects EAT

This project sets out to explore the physical and tactile language of building materials. Using timber as the basis we explored how particular materials responded to touch, sight, sound, weight and patina; while investigating and interpreting their interaction with natural lights and shadows.

Image Courtesy © James Coombe

Image Courtesy © James Coombe

  • Architects: Architects EAT
  • Project: Open House
  • Location: VIC, Australia
  • Photography: James Coombe

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T2 Headquarters in Melbourne, Australia by Landini Associates

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Article source: Landini Associates

Showcasing the creation of a new life for an old building, Landini Associates brief was to restore the former Collingwood industrial warehouse into the new headquarters base for T2.

The aim was to respect and celebrate the original building, while creating a dramatic statement to represent the T2 company’s ethos. Throughout the building, timber beams, columns and brick walls were sandblasted to bring back their original finish whilst a few scuffs and marks are kept as a remembrance of its history. This was contrasted with T2’s trademark dark, streamlined pallet.

Image Courtesy © Trevor Mein

Tea Library, meeting space and entrance collide, Image Courtesy © Trevor Mein

  • Architects: Landini Associates
  • Project: T2 Headquarters
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Trevor Mein
  • Client: T2
  • Project type: Interior
  • Project size:  1300 sqm
  • Project completion date: 2013

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Sustainable Industries Education Centre in Tonsley Tafe, Australia by MPH Architects

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Article source: MPH Architects

Introduction/Promotional

The Sustainable Industries Education Centre (SIEC) Tonsley Tafe project was initiated by the Government of South Australia’s objective to reduce operating costs of the TafeSA’s Building and Construction Trade Training programs through the consolidation of five aging campuses into a single contemporary facility within the former Mitsubishi Main Assembly Building (MAB) at Tonsley Park, Adelaide.

Image Courtesy © David Sievers

Image Courtesy © David Sievers

  • Architects: MPH Architects
  • Project: Sustainable Industries Education Centre
  • Location: onsley Tafe, Australia
  • Photography: David Sievers
  • Display category:Public Building
  • Date of construction completion:October 2013
  • Total project cost:  $110 000 000
  • Gross floor area m2: 43000sqm
  • Type of building contract:Managing Contractor
  • Practice team: Tony Materne – Partner in charge / Design Director, Peter Hoare – Project Leader, Thomas Hansen, Vicki Jacobs, Carlo Pennino , Tonia Mudie, Sally Bostock, Maureen Fry, Diana Thompson, Matt Spinaze, Daniel Pike, James Jones

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Klein Bottle House in Mornington Peninsula, Australia by McBride Charles Ryan

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Article source: McBride Charles Ryan

The Klein bottle is a descriptive model of a surface developed by topological mathematicians. Klein bottle, mobius strips, boy surfaces, unique surfaces that while they may be distorted remain topologically the same. I.e. a donut will remain topologically a donut if you twist and distort it, it will only change topologically if it is cut.

The surfaces that mathematicians have developed hold intrigue for architects as they hold a promise of new spatial relationships and configurations. Technology (CAD) has played an important part in all this, it is now more possible to efficiently describe more complex shapes and spaces and communicate these to the build. Previously the more orthogonal means of communication – plans, sections and elevations naturally encourage buildings which are more easily described in these terms, i.e. boxes.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
  • Project: Klein Bottle House
  • Location: Mornington Peninsula, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Floor Area: 258m2 approx
  • Principal Architects: Rob McBride, Debbie-Lyn Ryan Project team: Drew Williamson, Fang Cheah
  • Clients/Builders: Donna & Mark Howlett

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TREE HOUSE (SEPARATION CREEK) in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Article source:  Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects

Sited in the bush fringe of Separation Creek Victoria, the project is perched on a steep forested hillside above the Great Ocean Road and Bass Strait. The tree house draws on the modest local vernacular of 1950’s painted fibro shacks with cement sheet lining and expressed battens over joints. The sculptural form and associated colour scheme allow the built form to both connect with the landscape and to dissolve within it.

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

Image Courtesy © John Gollings

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Pty Ltd Architects
  • Project: TREE HOUSE (SEPARATION CREEK)
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: John Gollings
  • Project Team: Graham Burrows, Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Anthony Chan, Chris Price, Huan Trinh, Joachim Holland, Anna Guelzo, Kim Stapleton.
  • Project Type: Residential – New House
  • Project Size: 220 m2
  • Construction Cost: Confidential
  • Completion Date: 2009
  • Builder: Spence Construction
  • Rock Anchoring: Wessel Drilling
  • Landscape Design: Ocean Road Landscaping

Project Duration:     

  • Design: 24 months
  •  Construction: 12 months

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