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Woolloongabba Gardenhouse in Queensland, Australia by REFRESH*DESIGN

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Article source: REFRESH*DESIGN 

Searching for a sustainable alternative to the urban sprawl, REFRESH* has developed a model of infill-development that sensitively increases density of urban areas, which is branded ‘my gardenhouse’. Located in a Brisbane inner-city suburb, this project is an example of how such a gardenhouse has transformed the often unutilised backyard into a multi-generational home to cater for different life stages.

EXTERNAL, Image Courtesy © Roger D’Souza Photographer

EXTERNAL, Image Courtesy © Roger D’Souza Photographer

  • Architects: REFRESH*DESIGN (Erhard Rathmayr, Monika Obrist, Gareth Hartnell)
  • Project: Woolloongabba Gardenhouse
  • Location: Woolloongabba, Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Roger D’Souza Photographer
  • Structural Engineers: Incode Engineers
  • Design and Documentation: 2015
  • Construction: July 2015 to Jan 2016

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Bundaroo House in New South Wales, Australia by tziallas omeara architecture studio

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Article source: tziallas omeara architecture studio

“The brief for this project was to design a beautiful addition to a heritage listed Bowral cottage – one which was private and allowed the existing cottage to appear unchanged from the street. The clients were passionate about restoration of the original parts of the building, and replacing the dysfunctional 1980’s addition to the rear of the building. The additions were to maximise the solar-passive performance of the house, create a large entertainers kitchen in the heart of the home, allow for a new living and dining area, provide for a new sunken media room and guest accommodation. The client was keen to explore a contemporary approach to the new work, allowing for the new addition to juxtapose with the original weatherboard cottage. Most importantly, the house had to ‘work well’ from an environmental performance perspective. The new additions have been detailed to eliminate thermal bridging, create a well insulated and airtight envelope and to maximise passive solar heat gain and natural cross ventilation. The house has been designed to capture the sunlight in winter, and to exclude it from heating up the spaces in summer. A geo-thermal heat recovery system heats the pool, floor slab and domestic hot water and 35kW of solar panels provide more electricity than the occupants are likely to use (feeding the surplus back into the grid). A charging station in the garage powers an electric vehicle.”

Image Courtesy © tziallas omeara architecture studio

Image Courtesy © tziallas omeara architecture studio

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HELLO HOUSE in Victoria, Australia by OOF! architecture

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Article source: OOF! architecture

The Hello House is a renovation and extension of a Victorian shophouse to accomodate a family home and artist’s studio. The modest but beautiful front rooms were refreshed and its dysfunctional old back rooms demolished and replaced with new spaces more suitable for 21st century life.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

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Scape House in Victoria, Australia by Andrew Simpson Architects

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

Article source: Andrew Simpson Architects

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

This project for a family coastal residence is located on a stunning isolated site in eastern Victoria on former farmland. The design is an investigation of how an idealised conception of “house” is transformed by its context and use. The site has extraordinary qualities: harsh prevailing winds of the Roaring Forties; sloping site; and sublime panoramic views from Cape Liptrap to Wilson’s Promontory. The residence required maximum flexibility as a beach home that could accommodate varying sleeping needs – anything from a single guest to burgeoning family summer holidays.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Andrew Simpson Architects
  • Project: Scape House
  • Location: Cape Liptrap, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Project Team: Andrew Simpson, Owen West, Steve Hatzellis, Dennis Prior, Stephan Bekhor, Eugene An
  • Builder: GK and KM Trease Builders
  • Structural Engineer: Adams Consulting Engineers
  • Project Year: 2009

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University of Queensland School of Architecture in Australia by m3architecture

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Article source: m3architecture 

m3architecture has designed stage one of the alterations and additions for the University of Queensland’s (UQ) Architecture School, set within the existing Zelman Cowen building.

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman

  • Architects: m3architecture
  • Project: University of Queensland School of Architecture
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Photography: Brett Boardman
  • Software used: Revit

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Journey house in Victoria, Australia by nic Owen architects

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Article source: nic Owen architects 

A renovation and extension to the rear of a modest sized ‘ex’ housing commission semi-detached clinker brick 1940’s house in Hampton, located on a generous allotment.

The owners required more space, updated amenities and desired a strong connection to the outside. The well travelled couple wanted a tranquil, calm and relaxing environment to call home.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: nic Owen architects
  • Project: Journey house
  • Location: Hampton, Victoria Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: A young professional couple
  • Builder: Brett Kerr, KerrStruct pty ltd
    Structural engineer: John Horan & Associates
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 166 m2 (Existing house was 123m2), Site 620m2
  • Completion date: November 2014

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THE KITE in Australia by Architecture Architecture

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Article source: Architecture Architecture

A stand of silver birches marks the place. Their trunks are white heat, tempered by pools of black. Everything here is light and shade. Taking cue from their slender friends, black downpipes score the white walls of the house, disappearing into the canopy above.

Approaching the threshold, the visitor is welcomed by pockets of shade nestled among protective brick walls. A large pivot window and a large pivot door throw themselves wide open, exposing the full throat of the house to the garden.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Architecture Architecture
  • Project: THE KITE
  • Location: Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project team: Michael Roper, Nick James, Anna Nguyen
  • Builder: KLE Building Group

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Kensington Street in New South Wales, Australia by Turf Design Studio (with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen)

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: Turf Design Studio

Kensington Street is the vision of Greencliff Executive Chairman Dr Stanley Quek and Frasers Property Australia, first defined in Central Park’s 2007 public domain plan and further advanced by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Turf Design Studio in collaboration with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen.

Image Courtesy © Simon Wood

Image Courtesy © Simon Wood

  • Architects: Turf Design Studio (with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen)
  • Project: Kensington Street
  • Location: Kensington Street, Broadway, Chippendale, NSW, Australia
  • Photography: Ana Ouriques, Giselle Morris, Instagrammer skim, Kensington Street,  Kiera Zhy, Mike Horne, Natalie Haylla, David Clare, Jugernauts, Kensington Street Social, Mitch Lui, Nikki To, Simon Wood, Sunil Gopinath, Wilhelm Tan, First Light Photography, Amanda Davenport, Genola De Jong, Instagrammer Peiwen K
  • Client: Greencliff and Frasers Property Australia
  • Authority: City of Sydney
  • Landscape Architects: Turf Design Studio in collaboration with Jeppe Aagaard Andersen
  • Collaborating Architects: Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, Paul Davies & Associates
  • Project Cost: $3.7 million
  • Completion Date: September 2015

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The Corner House in Melbourne, Australia by POLY STUDIO

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Article source: POLY STUDIO

This project involved the re-configuration and extension of an Edwardian weatherboard house in the Melbourne suburb of Balaclava to provide for the evolving needs of a young family.

Image Courtesy © Tatjana Plitt

Image Courtesy © Tatjana Plitt

  • Architects: POLY STUDIO
  • Project: The Corner House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Tatjana Plitt
  • Software used: Rhino and Autocad
  • Builder: Markus Builders Pty Ltd
  • Site area: 420 m2
  • GFA: 240m2
  • Year: 2016

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Grant Place in Queensland, Australia by Absolut Custom Glass Systems

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: Absolut Custom Glass Systems 

The brief from the client was to create a fresh, resort style family home.

Due to the warm climate, the extraordinary amount of sunny days on the Gold Coast and the property’s location on the regions Riviera it was important to spread as much of the living area to outside as possible. At the same time, it was just as important to blend the outdoor and the internal area together with the extensive use of toughened clear glass. Glass pool fencing helps to create a true resort style residence whilst not compromising on the intimacy that the owner should feel with their home. The house looks out over the waterway system that attracts so many people to the area, making it possible to park your car out the front of the house and have your boat docked in the backyard. The river system is a network of waterways that link the entire region together and, for most small boats, allows access to the ocean.

Image Courtesy © Absolut Custom Glass Systems

Image Courtesy © Absolut Custom Glass Systems

  • Architects: Absolut Custom Glass Systems
  • Project: Grant Place
  • Location: Broadbeach Waters, Queensland, Australia
  • Glass Layout & Design: Jason Walsh
  • Builder: Adrian Hill Developments
  • Building Design: Stuart Osmond

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