Posts Tagged ‘Australia’
Sunday, October 2nd, 2016
Article source: Nic Owen Architects
As a response to the site, environment and client’s requirements the pod extension is a true expression of ‘form following function’. A modern structure is not restricted with a period (Victorian) architectural language but is free to respond honestly to the brief, site and restraints.
Image Courtesy © Christine Francis
- Architects: Nic Owen Architects
- Project: Pod House
- Location: Fitzroy North, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Christine Francis
- Client: Young family with 3 children
- Builder: Melpro Developments
- Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
- Building surveyor: Reddo
- Size (m2): House 155 m2, Deck 37m2 (Existing house was 154m2), Site 370m2
- Completion date: March 2016
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
Article source: Vibe Design Group
Sorrento House 1, the latest coastal project from Vibe Design Group, is the Australian Beach house reborn. The building presents a modest, yet sinuous face to passers by. A well-honed palette of materials is introduced, their application modulated masterfully and subtly; the mark of an experienced hand. Timber battening twists to become shuttering for windows behind. A cast concrete wall articulates the point of entry. A low-slung, angular roof constructed from 18m sheets of custom Colorbond is punctuated by a cast concrete chimney; stylish protection from any seaward weather.
Image Courtesy © Grant Kennedy
- Architects: Vibe Design Group (Kathryn O’Sullivan)
- Project: Sorrento House 1
- Location: Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Grant Kennedy, Luke Boyle
Friday, September 16th, 2016
Article source: k20 Architecture
Port Melbourne Football Club (PMFC) has a proud history spanning 140 years, which makes it one of the oldest sporting clubs in Australia.
Completed in 2015, the new facility stands at the edge of the playing pitch, taking advantage of the elevated aspect of the site. This elevation and siting is natural, and allows a corporate, ‘private style’ approach to be incorporated into the design and function of the building that ensures a direct line of sight of the game on the field. The project focus was to deliver a new typology in sporting and community facility design that would enable the cultural and financial success of the club.
Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture
- Architects: k20 Architecture
- Project: Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility
- Location: Victoria, Australia
- Completed: 2015
Friday, September 16th, 2016
Article source: Studio 15b
This home was built in the 1950’s and over the years passed down the generations of the one family. Since originally built, the home had been altered in an ad-hoc way, and so the time had come for it to be stripped back to basics, raised and built-in and under for today’s modern lifestyle of the current family needs. This allowed Studio 15b to work with a clean slate which enabled us to re-orientate the spaces to best suit the northern rear aspect – creating the distinct sculptural M roof form.
Image Courtesy © Studio 15b
- Architects: Studio 15b
- Project: Project M
- Location: Brisbane, Australia
- Software used: Revit
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
Article source: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects
The refurbishment of the Reg Bartley Oval Grandstand required restoration of the existing grandstand and the construction of new public amenities and ground staff facilities. The brief included demolition of three buildings that surrounded and attached to the grandstand, cutting it off from the street and parkland behind.
Image Courtesy © Brett Boardman
- Architects: Lacoste+Stevenson Architects
- Project: Flower Power
- Location: Sydney, Australia
- Photography: Brett Boardman
- Software used: AutoCAD
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016
Article source: Koichi Takada Architects
We aim to change the way we ate and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience.
We have experimented with noise levels in relationship to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding.
Image Courtesy © Sharrin Rees
- Architects: Koichi Takada Architects
- Project: Cave Restaurant (Sushi Train Maroubra)
- Location: Maroubra, Sydney, Australia
- Photography: Sharrin Rees
- Builder: Bonar Interiors
- Project Year: 2009
Sunday, August 7th, 2016
Article source: Mihaly Slocombe Architects
Chamfer House revisits a post and beam dwelling designed in 1977 by Kevin Borland, the Hildebrand House. It sits within an established garden on Oliver’s Hill, a crucible of late modernism overlooking Port Phillip Bay. Our clients approached us soon after moving in. They wanted to protect the timber ceilings, exposed Oregon structure and fingerjointed window frames they loved, while also updating the house to suit their young family.
Back garden, Image Courtesy © Andrew Latreille
- Architects: Mihaly Slocombe Architects
- Project: Chamfer House
- Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
- Photography: Andrew Latreille
- Land surveyor: Dickson Hearn
- Quantity surveyor: Jonnar Consulting Services
- Structural engineer: ZS Consulting
- Building surveyor: Lorenzini Group
- Builder: Basis Builders
- Original construction: 1977
- Original style: Romantic rationalism
- Original architect: Kevin Borland
- Site area: 964sqm
- Building area: 270sqm
- Design period: September 2011 – June 2014
- Construction period: June 2014 – June 2015
- Completion: 1st June 2015
Saturday, July 30th, 2016
Article source: Mountford Williamson Architecture
This house provides a retreat from the city, allowing its owners to enjoy the magnificent coastal bushland setting and time with family and friends. This is a true holiday home providing casual and informal living within flexible spaces, and reflects the owner’s desire to live as sustainably as possible.
The house needed to be flexible, at times a single bedroom retreat and other times expanding to house larger groups of family and friends.
Image Courtesy © Mountford Williamson 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
- Architects: B.E Architecture
- Project: Blake Street Residence
- Location: Shoreham, Victoria, Australia
- Software used: CAD
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