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Surry Hills House in New South Wales, Australia by Benn & Penna Architects

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Article source: Benn & Penna Architects 

This project is an alterations and additions to a tiny inner city terrace, including new bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, courtyard and living spaces. The design locates the new bedroom and bathrooms spaces above an open-plan living area that opens onto intimate garden spaces at either end of the property.

Image Courtesy © Tom Ferguson

  • Architects: Benn & Penna Architects
  • Project: Surry Hills House
  • Location: New South Wales, Australia
  • Photography: Tom Ferguson
  • Project team: Andrew Benn (principal) and Sean Tran (Architectural Assistant)
  • Builder: ADON Constructions

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Hindmarsh Shire Council Corporate Offices in Victoria, Australia by k20 Architecture

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Article source: k20 Architecture

Located in the rural setting of Nhill, Victoria, Hindmarsh Shire Council Corporate Offices is a technologically advanced Corporate Civic and Administration Centre with Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles at the core of the building’s design intent.

Completed in 2014 the precinct re-uses the existing 1960’s building and encapsulates it within its new contemporary built form. The building was inspired by the town’s identity as a hub of wheat production with steel storage silos and agricultural sheds dotting the landscape. The centre’s form and restrained material palette of timber, steel and glass gives subtle references to the local agricultural context; utilising the craftsmanship of the folded metal inherent in the silos in the form of locally sourced steel and zinc finishes along the building’s exterior.

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

  • Architects: k20 Architecture
  • Project: Hindmarsh Shire Council Corporate Offices
  • Location: Victoria, Australia

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Irwin in Fremantle, Australia by MSG Architecture

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Article source: MSG Architecture

Irwin is a white box plugged in to an existing East Fremantle home.

The aim was to separate a breakout area and master bedroom to allow more room for kids and living in the existing house.

Simple materials, strategic windows and a transition space between old and new make this little add on perform well beyond it’s modest footprint.

Image Courtesy © MSG Architecture

  • Architects: MSG Architecture
  • Project: Irwin
  • Location: Fremantle, Australia
  • Building levels: 2
  • Project size: 70 m2
  • Completion date: 2014

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St Joseph in Melbourne, Australia by KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Article source: KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

The St. Joseph project is a luxury residential development situated in Abbottsford, Victoria. Due to its historical significance the site has become part of the cultural landscape within the area, demanding a highly responsive and respectful design outcome. Our primary objective was to incorporate the critical components of school’s culture and history as a celebration and balance of the past and the future – creating ‘future heritage’ for the next generation. We were interested in exploring ways to interpret and represent the critical ‘story’ that created the culture and history of St Joseph’s Technical School. The design intent was to recreate multiple simultaneous layers of history within the articulated screens that wrap around the street frontage facades. The faceted panels create a “Lenticular Image”; an optical phenomenon whereby singular segments of an image converge at specific points of view to recreate the completed image.

Image Courtesy © KUD

  • Architects: KUD 
  • Project: St Joseph
  • Location: Melbourne,  Australia
  • Site size: 4825 m2
  • Building levels: 4
  • Completion date: 2016 (more…)

Ivanhoe House in Melbourne, Australia by KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Article source: KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

Located in the Inner suburb of Ivanhoe, sits a seemingly calm, unassuming modern suburban home in its moat of Australian granetic sand. The house is a clever orchestration of balancing tension that has created wondrous moments throughout. Makris house can be read as a conversation of dualities, of heavy and lightness, public and private and of light and darkness. The first expression of this tension can be seen from street façade, essentially two forms bifurcated by a double height black void, which forms a grand recessive entry. On the one side we have a solid, rigid, rectilinear form, seeming weighed down by its own mass. On the other, elevated from the earth by a shard of black glass, symbolic of emptiness or absence.

Image Courtesy © KUD – Kavellaris Urban Design

Lefroy Road House in South Fremantle, Australia by Philip Stejskal Architecture

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: Philip Stejskal Architecture

A new house in South Fremantle on 441sqm with street frontage.

The proposal grew from an investigation of the wider context and a general propensity to box things. The form of the project can be seen as a rectangular volume that has been carved out to respond to sun, wind and view with a central courtyard providing northern light into the centre of the plan. The general arrangement of the plan also aim to capture the established surrounding greenery.

Image Courtesy © Philip Stejskal Architecture

 

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5 King in Australia by Bates Smart

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Article source: Bates Smart

5 King is a high performance commercial building and the tallest engineered timber building in Australia. The 52 metre* high tower in the Brisbane Showgrounds development will also hold the title for the largest gross floor area (GFA) for an engineered timber office building worldwide. Designed by Bates Smart for Lendlease, 5 King is at the leading edge of contemporary workplace thinking.

Image Courtesy © Bates Smart

  • Architects: Bates Smart (Jane Foley)
  • Project: 5 King
  • Location: Australia

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Mt Macedon House in Australia by Field Office Architecture

Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Article source: Field Office Architecture

Mount Macedon House was a significant and challenging design opportunity, with a complex site, strict bushfire protection regulations and specific client brief all playing an important role in the final project outcome.

A long, yet narrow site, it is nestled into the side of Mount Macedon with sweeping views across bushland to the north and north east in a very tranquil and restful setting.

Image Courtesy © Dan Farrar

  • Architects: Field Office Architecture
  • Project: Mt Macedon House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Dan Farrar
  • Software used: Microstation and SketchUp
  • Project Team: Chris Barnes, Nick Crawford
  • Completed: September 2016

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Hill Top Cottage in NSW, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

Weaving architectural heritage with contemporary design and lifestyle is a practice that rewards with surprises and characterful places.

In a conservative residential pocket close to North Sydney, a workers cottage perches on top of a hill looking south-east towards striking views of Sydney Harbour.  The idea behind the design was to retain the existing character of the cottage to the front – its low slung and strong horizontal lines – and place a more contemporary two storey addition at the back behind the ridge.  The new upper level is fully clad with CNC routed plywood shutters, it pierces the ample roof plane to the front of the house with a wide dormer window that is curved at the corners.

The “Craftsman’s” cottage style of the first decades of the 20th century was characterised by a simple gable roof with low eaves that ran parallel to the street with a horizontal elevation, the complete opposite to the California Bungalow style, with its gables facing the front boundary. The first floor attic dormer and garage have been designed with stretched and horizontal proportions. The existing ground floor windows have new sliding plywood shutters. The sandstone walls have adopted the same type of coursing and jointing as the existing stone footings of the house, Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

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House Justice in NSW, Australia by buck&simple

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Article source: buck&simple

House Justice involves alterations and additions to a two storey, semi-detached, Edwardian Queen Anne/Arts and Crafts style house listed on the state heritage inventory. The project begun with our client requesting that we add a carport and an awning reacquainting the rear yard with their home.

Their decision to downsize and remain local to the civic and social places they love, thankfully, had positive repercussions on the design process.

Image Courtesy © Tim Pascoe Photography

  • Architects: buck&simple
  • Project: House Justice
  • Location: Manly, NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Tim Pascoe Photography
  • Year: 2015
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