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Perched House in Melbourne, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Article source: Rara Architecture

Perched House is a light extension at the rear of an inner city semi-detached Edwardian house that sweeps over your head.

The brief and site are common in inner-city Melbourne properties. Usually, because of the need to pack in as much space and storage as possible, the spaces are susceptible to becoming dark and feeling cramped. We decided to stick to the essentials and neatening up the layout to reduce dead space while playing with natural light to increase the drama and the effect – the space is in fact quite small, but no one would think so.

Image Courtesy © Natalie Jeffcott

  • Architects: Rara Architecture
  • Project: Perched House
  • Location: Fitzroy North, Melbourne Australia
  • Photography: Natalie Jeffcott
  • Software used: Autocad, SketchUp
  • Design Team: Wesley Spencer (Lead Architect), Mathilde Polmard
  • Builder: Cloverleigh Home Improvements
  • Cabinet Makers Jemco Kitchens


Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne, Australia by Bates Smart Architects

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: v2com

Leading law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth’s new Melbourne office is located over five floors from levels 22-26 in the innovative and unique centerpiece building at 567 Collins Street. Corrs’ Reception is situated on the 25th floor, with spectacular views over Melbourne’s skyline from the floor to ceiling glazing. The feature staircase rises through the central void, linking reception with classic but contemporary mixed-use casual dining areas.

Level 1, Image Courtesy © Peter Clarke

  • Architects: Bates Smart Architects
  • Project: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Clarke
  • Lighting Designers: Electrolight
  • Renders and Sketches: Electrolight
  • Area: 8,500 sqm
  • Completion: 2015


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

The Acute House in Melbourne, Australia by OOF! Architecture

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Article source: OOF! Architecture 


Acute House is the transformation of a ‘renovator’s nightmare’ into a compact 21st century family home. The severe limitations of a tiny, very triangular site and the demanding heritage context have resulted in a pointy new wedge of house that is designed to exploit its problems.

The original, and extremely decrepit, Victorian weatherboard cottage had become impossible to inhabit but was well loved by the neighbourhood as well as its new owners.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese

  • Architects: OOF! Architecture (Fooi-Ling Khoo)
  • Project: The Acute House
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Nic Granleese
  • Planning + Heritage: David Brand
  • Interior Design: OOF in collaboration with JPILD
  • Engineer: Mark Hodkinson Consulting Structural Engineers
  • Building Surveyor: Anthony Middling & Associates
  • Builder: Mitty & Price | Michael Briese (Builder/Director) Christian Klueter (Foreman)
  • External Cladding: Advanced Metal Cladding
  • Windows and Doors: Pickering Joinery
  • Joiner: TT Cabinets + Design
  • Steelwork: Redon Forge
  • Plumber: Innerline Plumbing
  • Electrician: Warner Electrical
  • Heating + AC: Marshall’s Heating & Air conditioning Pty Ltd
  • Concrete Polishing: Lumic


Neumannhaus in Melbourne, Australia by ITN Architects

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Article source: ITN Architects

This project is a renovation and extension to an old 1880’s Victorian brick house in an old suburb of Melbourne Australia. The new building at the rear of the house consists mainly of one large L shaped open plan kitchen, living and dining area with large glass doors across the rear verandah porch, as well as other utilitarian rooms.

Image Courtesy © Patrick Rodriguez

Image Courtesy © Patrick Rodriguez

  • Architects: ITN Architects (Nigel Grigg)
  • Project: Neumannhaus
  • Location: Hawthorn East, Melbourne, Australia
  • Photography: Patrick Rodriguez
  • Client: Christopher Neumann
  • Engineer: Michael Blair
  • Builder: Anderson Homes
  • Gross Built Area (square meters): 125 m2
  • Year Completed: 2016


Blake Residence in Melbourne, Australia by FINNEY CONSTRUCTIONS

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016


This original 1970’s home was transformed into a striking modernist home totally unexpected in the more conservative Caulfield area.

A combination of Dado Render and Woodform Timber Batons on a curved wall creates the first impressions of this property, a far cry from the original façade that was dominated by a tin shed and a driveway.

A pivot door opens to the welcome area with curved walls that guide you to an impressive corridor with high ceilings and a gigantic view of the sky. All the doors off the corridor sit flushed against the wall, hung with pivot hinges and negative detailing surrounds. The bespoke timber circular door handles has an irresistible tactile quality that adds warmth to the space.



  • Project: Blake Residence
  • Location: Caulfield, Melbourne, Australia


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


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


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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