Posts Tagged ‘Australia’
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Article source: Michael Fiebrich Design
In designing a restaurant for celebrity Japanese chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, Michael Fiebrich Design wanted to ensure that the interior design was as artful and thought provoking as the cuisine and ingredient combinations, without distracting from the food presentation.
Image Courtesy Michael Fiebrich Design
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Article source: Adrian Chan
The Majestic Theatre was built in 1921 as a substantial brick building with a strongly worked, rendered façade to New Canterbury Road. It is suspected that the original building housed vaudeville productions, as there was modest stage area, and very small back of house.
The quality of the architectural fabric, and its strong urban presence saw the building retained and transformed for new uses when the theatre ceased operation. This led to a series of modifications and new uses over time.
Image Courtesy Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Article source: Chris Elliott Architects
A house for a family of four.
Everyday life occurs on a platform overlooking the sea. Beneath this the rock is carved out to form a grotto. Above the platform is a protective cocoon for sleeping. Astride all this at roof level sits a belvedere accessible only via a narrow curved stair, as in a Martello tower.
Image Courtesy Richard Glover
- Architects: Chris Elliott Architects, Robert Faber, Penny Mora
- Project: Seacliff House
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Builder: Hodge Wright Constructions – Clayton Hodge
- Structural Engineer: O’Hearn Consulting – Brendon Prentice
- Hydraulic Engineer: Buckton Lysenko – Mark Buckton
- Landscape Architects: Terragram – Vladimir Sitta
- Photography: Richard Glover, Vladimir Sitta
- Software used: Microstation
Saturday, July 28th, 2012
Article source: Studio 505
“The Wintergarden Façade is a radically experiential composition, a complex and beautiful study of nature, geometry and layering that communicates the rich diversity of life”
The brief for the new facades to the three street frontages of the Wintergarden Shopping Centre in central Brisbane required the creative application of a coherent identity and architecturally holistic sensibility in order to realise a multitude of intentions – to create an entertaining and engaging retail experience, a lifestyle destination and a ‘must-go-to’ meeting place and thoroughfare – at the heart of Brisbane’s city centre.
Image Courtesy John Gollings & studio505
- Architects: Studio 505
- Project: Wintergarden Facade
- Location: Brisbane, Australia
- Client: ISPT
- Cost: AUD $6.5m
- Completion: April 2012
- Specialist Engineer: Tensys
- Contractor: Urban Art Projects (UAP)
- Artist consultant: John Warwicker
- Interior and Retail Design: The Buchan Group
- Photographer: John Gollings & studio505
Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Article source: LAVA
THE MARTIANS HAVE LANDED And they’ve set up their very own embassy in inner city Sydney! The new embassy was designed by LAVA, with partners Will O’Rourke and The Glue Society, as a fusion of a whale, a rocket and a time tunnel, an immersive space of oscillating plywood ribs brought to life by red planet light and sound projections.
Image Courtesy Brett Boardman
- Architects: Laboratory for Visionary Architecture – LAVA
- Project: Martian Embassy Opens
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Photography: Brett Boardman, Peter Murphy
- Partners: Will O’Rourke (production), The Glue Society (creative direction), Berents Project Management (Project Manager), ARUP (lighting and acoustic design), Redwood Projects (builder), Philips (lighting), Syntec (sound), Avatar Air (oils)
Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Article source: Shaun Lockyer Architects
The Park House is a dramatic alteration and addition to what was originally a speculative ‘cookie cutter’ style house in a larger development (but in a fantastic park-side location in inner city Brisbane).
The house explores the reprogramming of two key areas, primarily associated with living and lifestyle. The first and foremost altered area is the kitchen / living / dining which has been redesigned to optimise the indoor / outdoor living experience.
Image Courtesy Scott Burrows
- Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
- Project: Park House
- Location: New Farm, Brisbane, Australia
- Project Team: Shaun Lockyer – Design Principal; Shane Marsh – Project Architect; Richard Pain – Architectural Technician; Corinne Bolton – Interiors
- Structural Engineer: Westera Partners
- General Contractor: Noble Quality Homes
- Project Year: 2012
- Floor Area: 350m² (all inclusive of indoor, outdoor and garage areas)
- Photographs: Scott Burrows
- Key Suppliers: Cronks Design (cabinetry); Allkind Joinery (windows and doors); VSH Timbers (timber); Gaggenau (appliances); LAD Group (lighting); Neva Wethereld Designs (lighting); Arbour Essence (landscaping).
Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Article source: MMP Architects
Set on a secluded and private lot on the flanks of Mt Whitfield in Cairns, the principle aims of this low budget home included simple, elegant and unpretentious form, easy access, minimum impact on site, sustainability and low maintenance. Three pavilions separated by breezeways form the single level of the home suspended above the natural slope. The central living pavilion opens to the forest outlook and through a full glass wall, and also connects seamlessly to the outdoor living breezeway. Outdoor dining overlooks the slightly lower lounge ‘tree house’ which rests under a large canopy roof and is open on all sides.
HP Tree House
- Architects: MMP Architects
- Project: HP Tree House
- Location: Cairns QLD, Australia
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Article source: Jost Architects
The Elwood House is a new residential dwelling with a separate garage and studio to the rear. The client’s brief was for a modern family home that was interesting and exciting but not to the detriment of the comfort to the occupants and within a sensible budget. “The client wanted a house that was clean, distinctive and enjoyable to use without feeling like they were an object in their own home because it was of a contemporary design” says the architect, Patrick Jost.
Image Courtesy Tara Pearce
- Architects: Jost Architects
- Project: New House At Milton St
- Location: Victoria, Australia
- Builder: The client
- Photographs: Tara Pearce, Patrick Jost
- Budget: $1mil Aust
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Article source: Smlwrld
The Paris-Roubaix is a one-day, 260km cycling event in the north of France ridden mostly over bluestone cobbles, it is known as The Hell of the North for obvious reasons. With Parisian bistro references and plenty of historic Melbourne bluestone, the new Hell of the North has been crafted into and around an original 19th century hotel on the threshold of Fitzroy and Collingwood.
Image Courtesy Peter Bennetts
- Architects: Smlwrld
- Project: Hell of The North
- Location: Melbourne, Australia
- Owner’s Name: Adam Ferrante
- Project Team: Lucas Chirnside, Bianca Looney, Albert Chandra, Kieron Meagher
- Builder: Qube Construction
- Engineer: Coulthard Shim Pty Ltd