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Blake Street Residence in Victoria, Australia by B.E Architecture

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: B.E Architecture

The Blake Street Residence was intended to investigate a typology of coastal architecture which responded primarily to the ruggedness of its Australian landscape setting.

This dictated elevating the house above the ground plane through the construction of a massive stone podium. The choice of Maffra stone and its rudimentary construction relates to similar stonework seen in many of the historic buildings in the surrounding area.

Image Courtesy © B.E Architecture

Image Courtesy © B.E Architecture

 

 

  • Architects: B.E Architecture
  • Project: Blake Street Residence
  • Location: Shoreham, Victoria, Australia
  • Software used: CAD

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The Great Wall of WA in North Western Australia by Luigi Rosselli Architects

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Architects

The longest rammed earth wall in Australia and – probably – the southern hemisphere, has been selected as a finalist in the (Australian Institute of Architects) Western Australia architecture awards.

At 230 metres long, the rammed earth wall meanders along the edge of a sand dune and encloses twelve earth covered residences, created to provide short-term accommodation for a cattle station during mustering season.   With their 450mm thick rammed earth facade and the sand dune to their rear and forming their roofs, the residences have the best thermal mass available, making them naturally cool in the subtropical climate.

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

Image Courtesy © Edward Birch

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PKR Residence in Melbourne, Australia by Biasol: Design Studio

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Article source: Biasol: Design Studio

Located in Melbourne’s leafy suburb of Ivanhoe, this once traditional family home has been transformed by the Studio into a modern interpretation of a Hamptons’ style of living – an aesthetic that combines a relaxed sophistication with airy elegant living.

Our client’s brief was to create a modern light-filled home that encouraged their love for entertaining and casual living. To meet their requirements, we designed a spacious open-plan home that embraced the abundance of natural light, to not only make it welcoming but also visually impressive and highly functional.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Aulsebrook

Image Courtesy © Daniel Aulsebrook

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600 Collins Street in Melbourne, Australia by Zaha Hadid Architects

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Article source: Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the Western boundary of Melbourne’s Central Business District, at the nexus between Collins Street and the Docklands, 600 Collins Street is within an area of the city that is evolving into a new precinct in its own right. Melbourne’s renowned cultural attractions, festivals and community events contribute to the city’s listing as ‘the most liveable city in the world’.

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

Image Courtesy © VA, Zaha Hadid Architects

  • Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Project: 600 Collins Street
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Visualizations: VA
  • Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
  • ZHA Director: Gianluca Racana
  • ZHA Project Director: Michele Pasca di Magliano
  • ZHA Project Architect: Juan Camilo Mogollon
  • Local Architect: PLUS Architecture
  • Structural Engineering: Robert Bird Group
  • Building Services Engineering and Sustainability: ADP Consulting
  • Planning Consultant: URBIS
  • Quantity Surveyor: WT Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: PLP
  • Acoustics: Acoustic Logic

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Morrison House in Sydney, Australia by Chris Elliott Architects

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Article source: Chris Elliott Architects

The concept for this house renovation is simple -­‐ a protected and private timber box sits on top of a glass box that dissolves the boundary between house and garden.

The rear of house was a collection of long, narrow, dismal, poky, dark rooms with no view or connection to the garden. There was one small spot of sun – on the back step.

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

Image Courtesy © Richard Glover

  • Architects: Chris Elliott Architects
  • Project: Morrison House
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • Photography: Richard Glover
  • Status: Built
  • Size: 190m2
  • Date: 2013

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Alfred House in Melbourne, Australia by Andrew Maynard Architects

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Article source: Andrew Maynard Architects

In a Nutshell

Alfred House is an addition and reconfiguration of an existing two storey, two bedroom terrace, with a tired lean-to that had little relationship with the exterior space. The client wanted us to replicate one of our previous projects, Vader House, as they liked the idea of a centralised courtyard.  It was an interesting idea for us to revisit and to evolve, as we were able to push the concept further due to the property’s connection with the laneway. The big challenge was that Alfred had less than half of Vader’s budget.

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

Image Courtesy © Fraser Marsden

  • Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
  • Project: Alfred House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Tess Kelly, Fraser Marsden
  • Software used: SketchUp and Vectorworks
  • Project team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin
  • Builder: TCM Building Group
  • Engineer: Hive Engineering
  • Landscape Architects: Bush Projects
  • Artist (wall mural): Seb Humphreys – Order 55
  • Planning Consultant: Hansen Partnership
  • Building Surveyor: Code Compliance
  • Site / Floor Area: 142 msite / 155 m2 floor area
  • Completion date: December 2015

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Portsea Sleepout in Victoria, Australia by Mitsuori Architects

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Article source: Mitsuori Architects 

This sleep out is located within the grounds of a family beach retreat in a secluded coastal setting. The brief called for a family guest house to acocmodate the owner’s children and grand children. Architecturally the new building was required to sit sympathetically within the native landscape whilst being architecturally distinct from the main house.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

  • Architects: Mitsuori Architects (Matthew Murfett, Melissa Lim)
  • Project: Portsea Sleepout
  • Location: Portsea, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Michael Kai Photography
  • Builder: Malford Constructions
  • Structural Engineer: Structural Works
  • Landscape Designer: Ben Scott Garden Design
  • Land Surveyor: Peninsula Survey Group
  • Building Surveyor: Reddo
  • Building Floor Area: Building – 158 sqm, Roof deck – 44 sqm
  • Design & documentation period: 13 months
  • Construction period: 15 months

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Benelong Crescent Apartments in Sydney, Australia by Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects 

Benelong Crescent apartments are inspired by the sinuous forms of Erich Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower in Potsdam, completed in the 1920’s. The apartments cascade down the hill to follow the contours and the curved terraced balconies are shaped by the irregular boundaries of the site, rounded off by the prevailing winds.

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

Image Courtesy © Justin Alexander

  • Architects: Luigi Rosselli Pty Ltd – Architects
  • Project: Benelong Crescent Apartments
  • Location: Bellevue Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Justin Alexander
  • Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli
  • Project Architect: Simon Stead, Simon Hassall, Edward Birch
  • Developer: Benelong Developments Pty Ltd
  • Structural Consultant: Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners

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Trianglmnant – Ryde Civic Center in Australia by TheeAe LTD

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Article source: TheeAe LTD

With population around 103,000, the city of Ryde is rural environment yet very close to the major city, Sydney. Residents in Ryde can easily travel to enjoy the big city-like atmosphere by driving 10 to 30 minutes from their home. Life in Ryde is like a place where people like to relax and enjoy comfortable environment. In its regards, the new development of the civic center at the heart of the town would not change the way it has been but respect culture that people have been used to have.

Image Courtesy © TheeAe LTD

Image Courtesy © TheeAe LTD

  • Architects: TheeAe LTD
  • Project: Trianglmnant – Ryde Civic Center
  • Location: Ryde, Australia
  • Site area: 16,500sqm
  • Built Area: 23,150sqm
  • Height : 31meter

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RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation in Australia by Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Article source: Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)

RMIT Bundoora features some great common areas with a resident lounge with TV, pool table, and table tennis; a gourmet kitchen with dining tables and chairs; two themed game zones: The Den and The Deck; learning spaces with project rooms and video conferencing; dedicated postgraduate club-style lounge area; and an outdoor terrace with BBQ.

Image Courtesy © Dianna Snape

Image Courtesy © Dianna Snape

  • Architects: Richard Middleton Architects (RMA)
  • Project: RMIT Bundoora West Student Accommodation
  • Location: McKimmies Road, Bundoora Victoria Australia 3083
  • PhotographyDianna Snape
  • Software Used: AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Client: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)
  • Project Manager: DCWC
  • Structural & Civil Engineer : Bonacci Group
  • Building Surveyor:  PLP
  • About the Building: 372 beds, 174 single bedroom apartments, 3 x 3 bedroom apartments, 45 x 4 bedroom apartments, 9 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant beds
  • Budget: $52.5 million (Australian dollars)
  • Start Date: February 2014
  • Completion Date: February 2016
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