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The Acute House in Melbourne, Australia by OOF! Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: OOF! Architecture 

Description

Acute House is the transformation of a ‘renovator’s nightmare’ into a compact 21st century family home. The severe limitations of a tiny, very triangular site and the demanding heritage context have resulted in a pointy new wedge of house that is designed to exploit its problems.

The original, and extremely decrepit, Victorian weatherboard cottage had become impossible to inhabit but was well loved by the neighbourhood as well as its new owners.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

  • Architects: OOF! Architecture (Fooi-Ling Khoo)
  • Project: The Acute House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Nic Granleese
  • Planning + Heritage: David Brand
  • Interior Design: OOF in collaboration with JPILD
  • Engineer: Mark Hodkinson Consulting Structural Engineers
  • Building Surveyor: Anthony Middling & Associates
  • Builder: Mitty & Price | Michael Briese (Builder/Director) Christian Klueter (Foreman)
  • External Cladding: Advanced Metal Cladding
  • Windows and Doors: Pickering Joinery
  • Joiner: TT Cabinets + Design
  • Steelwork: Redon Forge
  • Plumber: Innerline Plumbing
  • Electrician: Warner Electrical
  • Heating + AC: Marshall’s Heating & Air conditioning Pty Ltd
  • Concrete Polishing: Lumic

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Quarry House in Victoria, Australia by Hook Turn Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Hook Turn Architecture

Quarry House is a renovation and addition to an existing Victorian terrace in Brunswick East. The design takes its cues from the history of the local area, with particular reference to the brick and bluestone quarrying industries upon which Brunswick was founded. The built form is conceived of as two stacked boxes; the ground floor brick box and the upper storey bluestone box. The existing house was constructed almost entirely of brickwork and the ground floor addition remains faithful to this material. The upper floor recalls the local bluestone industry through a figurative representation of naturally occurring bluestone formations. These tessellated patterns are formed when basaltic lava flows cool to create bluestone, cracking and shearing in geometric arrangements. The upper storey is clad in folded zinc panels which recall columnar basalt, eroded at the rear facade to provide an arched, cave-like outline to the new master bedroom window.

Image Courtesy © Ben Tole

  • Architects: Hook Turn Architecture
  • Project: Quarry House
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Ben Tole
  • Project size: 110 m2
  • Project Budget: $500000
  • Design time: 12 months
  • Construction time: 8 months
  • Completion date: Nov 2015

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Gordon’s Bay House in New South Wales, Australia by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

This 6 bedroom home on the foreshore in Gordon’s Bay, Coogee was built for a young family.

It incorporates a north facing courtyard to bring light and air into the centre of the steep, east facing site.

The entry offers a vista from Gordon Avenue through the three storey stair void, across the 15m lap pool, and to the bay beyond.

Image Courtesy © Robert Walsh

  • Architects: Madeleine Blanchfield Architects
  • Project: Gordon’s Bay House
  • Location: Sydney, New South Wales , Australia
  • Photography: Felix Forrest (interiors) and Robert Walsh (exteriors)
  • Software used: Vectorworks and SketchUp

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Tamarama House in Sydney, Australia by Porebski Architects

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: Porebski Architects

Located on a corner site on the hills overlooking Tamarama Beach the design allows the house to be a sculpture on the site. With stone forming the base a sculptured curved fa§ade creates the lighter upper levels. The building is beautifully modulated by the use of timber batten extensions forming bay windows against the curvaceous white render masonry which all sit wonderfully with the Will Dangar designed gardens.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Porebski Architects
  • Project: Tamarama House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia 
  • Photography: Andrew Worssam and Justin Alexander
  • Interior designer: Alexandra Donohoe

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Applecross McCowan Residence in Perth, Australia by iredale pedersen hook

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Article source: iredale pedersen hook

Our clients desired a building that would endure time, evoke a sense of permanence and a sense of already existing on the site. Brick was the natural choice that immediately met this requirement.

The site sits on the edge of the Swan River with views to the city of Perth. The design creates an experiential connection to the meandering river, a fluid and dynamic body of water that has carved out mass forming a direct engagement with the occupant.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: iredale pedersen hook
  • Project: Applecross McCowan Residence
  • Location: Applecross, Perth, Western Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project team: Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Caroline di Costa, Tyrone Cobcroft, Giancarlo Belviso, Alex Willis
  • Structural: Terpkos Engineering
  • Landscape Architects: Carrier Postmus
  • Hydraulics: LnC Hydraulic Engineering
  • Project Size: 1600 M2
  • Completion Date: 2015

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Duplex & the City in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Equivalent to the brownstones of New York, this interwar duplex is a humane scale solution to housing in the Sydney city fringes.

Shoulder to shoulder with other apartment buildings, the original 1920s two-storey flats were transformed into a four storey block with a basement carpark and cellar, a ground floor garden apartment and a two-storey penthouse.

The scissor balconies of the back elevation are angled to offer side views while maintaining the building’s rear alignment with the neighbouring properties. The Council thought but resisted the tempation to emacitate the elevation by cutting it back to a flat façade. Sydney City Council is a design intelligent council, a rare thing in that level of authority, Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

The scissor balconies of the back elevation are angled to offer side views while maintaining the building’s rear alignment with the neighbouring properties. The Council thought but resisted the tempation to emacitate the elevation by cutting it back to a flat façade. Sydney City Council is a design intelligent council, a rare thing in that level of authority, Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

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Oak Grove in Victoria, Australia by justin mallia architecture

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Article source: justin mallia architecture

Oak Grove is a development driven venture. Between a detailed client brief laden with ideas about visual style, and the site located in the eclectic suburban context of East Malvern, the architecture negotiates a meaningful contemporary response within highly saturated physical and conceptual parameters.

Image Courtesy © justin mallia architecture

  • Architects: justin mallia architecture
  • Project: Oak Grove
  • Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Project size: 485 m2
  • Design time: 12 months
  • Construction time: 12 months
  • Completion date: Oct 2015

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Carlisle Street Extension in Adelaide, Australia by SANS-ARC Studio

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Article source: SANS-ARC

The Carlisle Street extension is a foray into a new-Australian vernacular. Familiar materials and form are used with a higher-consideration to context and passive design, exploring a vernacular for the modern-day. The extension is restrained and simple; a volume of space that is light-filled and expansive yet private.

Image Courtesy © SANS-ARC Studio

Image Courtesy © SANS-ARC Studio

  • Architects: SANS-ARC Studio
  • Project: Carlisle Street Extension
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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St Joseph’s Nudgee College in Queensland, Australia by m3architecture

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Article source: m3architecture 

The Bathersby Boarding Village is akin to a castle in the centre of a city (the school). It is a place where every boy can feel like “the King of the Castle”.

Fort-like boarding houses have a long tradition in English schools. They offer appropriate frameworks for safety, security and community building.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

Image Courtesy © Christopher Frederick Jones

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: St Joseph’s Nudgee College
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones
  • Software used: Revit

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The Abbotsford Warehouse Apartments in Victoria, Australia by ITN Architects

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Article source: ITN Architects 

Designed by Nigel Grigg of ITN Architects, this former industrial warehouse has been converted into two, three storey warehouse apartments by removing the roof, retaining the lower floors and constructing a new upper floor which has been set back on all sides to create upper decks and balconies.

Image Courtesy © Michael Downes

Image Courtesy © Michael Downes

  • Architects: ITN Architects (Nigel Grigg)
  • Project: The Abbotsford Warehouse Apartments
  • Location: Langridge Street, Abbotsford Victoria Australia
  • Photography: Mathew Moore, Michael Downes and Nigel Grigg
  • Client: Alexandra Neumann, Christopher Neumann
  • Builder: Tony Biggs – Harvest Building Company
  • Engineer: Josh Millie – Jomil Engineering
  • Furnishings and Stylist: Alexandra Neumann
  • Site area: 254 m2
  • Building area: 590 m2
  • Completed: 2012

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