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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


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


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


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

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Article source: MPH Architects


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


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


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
  • 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


Ansarada in Sydney, Australia by THOSE ARCHITECTS

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Article source: THOSE ARCHITECTS

How a dark, century-old wool store in Sydney’s historic wharf district has been transformed into a sleek and playful workspace for one of Australia’s fastest growing Gen Y virtual data companies.

Take a fast growing financial data company, 50+ young staff working long hours under intense pressure, a global client base, kilometres of cabling and technological infrastructure, and an old building, and you have one very challenging commercial fit-out project.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: THOSE ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Ansarada
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Project team: Ben Mitchell, Simon Addinall, Justin Smith, Geordie McKenzie, Goran Momircevski
  • Client: Ansarada
  • Consultants: Builder. Valmont
  • Structural Engineer: Tall Engineers
  • Services Engineer: BSE
  • Joinery: Goodes Joinery
  • Acoustic Consultant: Keystone
  • Budget: Confidential
  • Design Documentation: 6 months
  • Construction: 6 weeks
  • Floor Area: 800sqm


Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub (REACH) in VIC 3125, Australia by DesignInc

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Article source: DesignInc

Deakin University pursues an ongoing relevance to Rural and Regional engagement. As part of their core commitments, the development of the REACH Project (Regional Community Health Hub) contributes to this philosophy by intending to both recruit from and return graduates to the Rural and Regional areas. Deakin University’s REACH project was nominated for Federal Government Funding, as part of the EIF (Education Investment Fund), third round of funding applications.

Image Courtesy © Sarah Louise Photography

Image Courtesy © Sarah Louise Photography

  • Architects: DesignInc
  • Project: Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub (REACH)
  • Location: VIC 3125, Australia
  • Photography: Sarah Louise Photography
  • Date of construction completion: 22 February 2013
  • Cost at completion of construction: $40M
  • Gross floor area (m2): 8,000
  • Cost per square metre: $5,000
  • Owner, Client: Deakin University
  • Practice Team: Rohan Wilson – Project Director, Christon Batey-Smith – Project Director, John Loftus Hill – Senior Project Architect / Associate, Roger Schmidt – Project Leader, Tim Walpole-Walsh – Project Architect, Costa Papadopoulos – Project Architect, Sonya Montgomerie – Senior Architect, Peter Whiter – Architect, Philip Weatherlake – Architect, Wilson Heng – Architect, Kylee McQualter – Senior Technician, Afrodite Moulatsiotis – Interior Designer, Christopher Free – Interior Designer, Travers Cunnington – Senior Graphic Designer.
  • Consultant Team: Quantity Surveyor (Cost Consultant) – Wilde & Woolard, Structural & Civil Engineering – Irwin Consult, Services Engineering inc. Fire Engineering – Umow Lai, Landscape Architecture – GBLA, Disabled Access – Terry Osborn.
  • Construction Team: Builder – Cockram Constructions.


The Paramount Studios Building in Surry Hills, Australia by Fox Johnston Architects

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Article source: Fox Johnston Architects 

Architecture + contemporary culture

Built in 1940 as Paramount Studio’s commercial offices, this dilapidated yet iconic Art Deco building was extensively redesigned and restored by architects Fox Johnston over a nine year period.

The building was then given an exciting new commercial & creative life by Barton and McCarthy, working with Don Cameron and Fearns Studio.

Image Courtesy © Simon Wood

Image Courtesy © Simon Wood

  • Architects: Fox Johnston Architects (Barton and McCarthy, Don Cameron and Fearns Studio)
  • Project: The Paramount Studios Building
  • Location: Surry Hills, Australia
  • Photography: Simon Wood
  • Category: Heritage/Creative Adaptation, Commercial
  • Client: Citadin
  • Builder: Artechne
  • Heritage: Urbis
  • Structural: TTW


Brighton Townhouses in VIC 3186, Australia by MARTIN FRIEDRICH ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014


The Brighton townhouses address the strong desire to live comfortably, maximising area on a more compact site.  Gone are the days of abundant grounds. Inner Melbourne markets require maximising the built area and creating smaller outdoor spaces that work efficiently, even in some of the more prosperous suburbs.  2 x large 3 storey townhouses including basement each now sit comfortably on the site where originally a single dilapidated house was located.

Image Courtesy ©  Derek Swalwell

Image Courtesy © Derek Swalwell

  • Project: Brighton Townhouses
  • Location: VIC 3186, Australia
  • Photography: Derek Swalwell, Gerard Warrener and Martin Friedrich
  • Design Team: Martin Friedrich – Design Principal, Michael Ceckiewicz, Kris Treagus and PrashanthIyer- Project Architects
  • Area of each town house: 519m2 / 55 squaresover 3 levels including basement
  • Total Site Area: 697sqm total
  • Year: 2013
  • Builder: 1186 Pty Ltd
  • Structural Engineer: Vayco Structures (Con Vayenas)
  • Landscaping: Jack Merlo Design
  • Joinery: Touch wood cabinetry
  • Metal work: Hiba design and construct
  • Electrical contractor: Eslec
  • Artwork: Sarah Crowest and MelmaHamersfeld


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