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Inlet house in Victoria, Australia by Seeley Architects

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Article source: Seeley Architects

The Inlet House is situated near the famed Great Ocean Road, at the mouth of the Painkalac Creek where it flows into Bass Strait. While the house enjoys expansive ocean views to the south, the home feels anything but exposed.

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese and David Seeley

Image Courtesy © Nic Granleese and David Seeley

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Monolith House in Victoria, Australia by Rara Architecture

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Article source: Rara Architecture

Our mission was to reinstate the old home’s glory through highlighting it’s simplistic characteristics and its overall form. We stripped it right back to a neutral state. The height of the rear addition had the potential to dwarf the original heritage home, so, sympathetically, we mimicked the roof angle, but didn’t hide it. Nothing about the addition is ‘trying to hide’ anything. The old building transitions smoothly to the new, visually and emotionally, both internally and externally – the old floorboards transition to a new polished concrete slab, the old weatherboards transition to a perforated brick wall (outlining the central Zen garden) and then again to a solid brick wall. The addition, which can be enjoyed from the rear lanes and from within the property stands proud, like the existing Edwardian; it stands high, and strong without any exaggeration or excess, it is brutal, minimal and statuesque: a monolith.

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

Image Courtesy © Christopher Alexander

  • Architects: Rara Architecture (Wesley Spencer)
  • Project: Monolith House
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Alison McWhirter, Christopher Alexander
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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Kensington Palace in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Article source: Nic Owen Architects

A renovation and extension to the rear of a Victorian cottage in Kensington, Victoria Australia.

■ The owner, a single professional loved her charming 2 bedroom cottage but found the spaces dark, tired and basically in need of repair.

■ A neighbouring 2 storey extension compromised her privacy to the rear living spaces and the backyard, effectively reducing the usability of the property.

■ A small 1970’s sun-room extension was removed and replaced with a black steel and glass small extension. Large picture frame windows supply light and outlook to the existing structure.

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

Image Courtesy © Christine Francis

  • Architects: Nic Owen Architects
  • Project: Kensington Palace
  • Location: Kensington, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Christine Francis
  • Client: Mature single professional
  • Builder: Melpro Developments
  • Landscaper: Dan Piper gardens
  • Structural engineer: Jonicha Consulting Pty Ltd
  • Building surveyor: Reddo
  • Size (m2): House 109 m2 (Existing house was larger at 120m2), Site = 280m2, Deck 27m2
  • Design time: 8 months
  • Construction time: 6 months
  • Completion: November 2015

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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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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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Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility in Victoria, Australia by k20 Architecture

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Article source: k20 Architecture

Designed to enhance the spectator’s experience and bring the viewer closer to the playing pitch, Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, Ballarat, Australia provides leading edge sporting and social facilities for elite A level as well as international level games. Completed in 2015 and designed as a series of stages that form part of a Master plan for the site, Stage 1 includes the BRSF building, a 2 star FIFA rated turf playing pitch and synthetic training ground. k20 Architecture also developed a masterplan for the site which will allow Council to continue to expand the facility in the future, and achieve their vision of a 10,000 seat stadium. The facility was recently selected as a finalist in the 2016 Sport, Recreation and Play Industry Innovation, Facility Design and Development Awards, finalist in the 2016 Australian Timber Design Awards Fitout Featuring Timber Cladding Category as well as a finalist in the 2016 BPN Sustainability Awards, Public Building Category.

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

  • Architects: k20 Architecture
  • Project: Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility
  • Location: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Stage 1 Completed: 2015

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Pod House in Victoria, Australia by Nic Owen Architects

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

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

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Sorrento House 1 in Victoria, Australia by Vibe Design Group

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

Image Courtesy © Grant Kennedy

  • Architects: Vibe Design Group (Kathryn O’Sullivan)
  • Project: Sorrento House 1
  • Location: Sorrento, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Grant Kennedy, Luke Boyle

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Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility in Victoria, Australia by k20 Architecture

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

Image Courtesy © k20 Architecture

  • Architects: k20 Architecture
  • Project: Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Completed: 2015

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