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Moonlight Cabin in Victoria, Australia by Jackson Clements Burrows

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Article source: Jackson Clements Burrows

Located on a windswept coast line, Moonlight Cabin is a place to retreat from and engage with the landscape’s ephemeral conditions. It is a small footprint shelter (60m2) that explores the boundaries of how small is too small, challenging conventional notions of what is actually necessary in our lives. It is designed to be passively environmentally responsive, ultimately reducing energy use and running costs whilst maximising occupant amenity.

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

Image Courtesy © Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio

  • Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows 
  • Project: Moonlight Cabin
  • Location: Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Jeremy Weihrauch, Gollings Studio
  • Project Type: New Residential
  • Project Size: 60m2
  • Completed: 2015

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SawMill House in Victoria, Australia by Archier Studio

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Article source:  Archier Studio 

Description

The Sawmill House uses large reclaimed one tonne blocks of reclaimed concrete which anchor it into the landscape and a dynamic active building envelope to regulate the internal environment. The dwelling is a hand crafted upgrade from an existing rather rustic, bohemian abode, befitting a regionally based sculptor.

Image Courtesy © Ben Hosking

Image Courtesy © Ben Hosking

  • Architects: Archier Studio 
  • Project: SawMill House
  • Location: Yackandandah, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Ben Hosking
  • Collaborators: Archier Studio, Agency of Sculpture (Client and Builder)
  • Area: Residential / Rural
  • Year: 2014

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Strawberry Vale Elementary School in Victoria, British Columbia by Patkau Architects

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Article source: Patkau Architects

Strawberry Vale School is a public school for students from kindergarten to grade seven. The site is in a semirural area on the outskirts of Victoria and immediately north of a Garry oak woodland, a rare and delicate ecosystem unique to the region. The design of the school is inspired by the environmental knowledge embedded in the vernacular language of rural buildings; like such buildings, the structure aspires to give architectural form to natural forces.

Image Courtesy © James Dow

Image Courtesy © James Dow

  • Architects: Patkau Architects
  • Project: Strawberry Vale Elementary School
  • Location: Victoria, British Columbia
  • Photography: James Dow
  • Structural: C.Y. Loh Associates
  • Mechanical: D.W. Thomson Consultants
  • Electrical: Reid Crowther & Partners
  • Specifications: Susan Morris Specifications
  • Quantity Surveyors: BTY Group
  • Acoustics: BKL Consultants (more…)

Victoria Park, E9 in British Columbia by Scenario Architecture

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Article source: Scenario Architecture

The property is a two storey semi-detached house post war constrcution in the middle of a row of terrace houses. Our clients, a young couple, came to us to redesign the ground floor as the previous layout was not suitable for their style of living. The areas were dark and segragated and they ended up not using them at all. The house had previously a rear poorly made and non-insulated conservatory raised three steps from the rear garden, and a rear extension with ancillary spaces.

Image Courtesy © Scenario Architecture

Image Courtesy © Scenario Architecture

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Diagonal House in Victoria, Australia by Simon Whibley Architecture

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Article source: Simon Whibley Architecture 

This was a lucky site.An access lane along one boundary, the treed grounds of a school along another, ensured that the rear northern outlook, which lay diagonally across the site, would be preserved from any future redevelopment. In an inner urban setting, it is not always wise to rely on aspect when conceiving of a design. In this case it made sense to embrace it.

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

Image Courtesy © Peter Bennetts

  • Architects: Simon Whibley Architecture
  • Project: Diagonal House
  • Location: North Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Peter Bennetts
  • Project Team: Simon Whibley, Sasha Hadjimouratis, Aaron Robinson
  • Engineer: Perrett Simpson Stantin
  • Builder: Kingcraft Architectural Builders
  • Building Surveyor: The Goodmen Building Surveyors
  • Landscape Consultant: Eckersley Garden Designs
  • Area: 140m2 addition
  • Year: 2014

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Brompton Pavilion in Victoria, Australia by Craig Tan Architects

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: Craig Tan Architects

Located on a former chicken farm in Cranbourne South, Victoria, Australia, the Brompton Pavilion is a residential display pavilion quite unlike any other.

Image Courtesy © Jaime Diaz-Berrio

Image Courtesy © Jaime Diaz-Berrio

  • Architects: Craig Tan Architects
  • Project: Brompton Pavilion
  • Location: Cranbourne, South Victoria, Australia
  • Photography: Jaime Diaz-Berrio
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Director: Craig Tan
  • Graduate of Architecture: Edwina Brisbane
  • Architectural Assistant: Elke Howard
  • Project size: 420 m2
  • Construction time: 4 months
  • Design time: 9 months
  • Date of completion: 2014

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Doll’s House in Victoria, Australia by BKK Architects

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: BKK Architects

Dolls House is an idea about providing flexible, highly sustainable living that is responsive to its context and able to adapt to the changing needs of a family over a long life-span. The first known Doll’s house, originally called a ‘baby house’ in 1557 was a showcase for local creatives and craftspeople to display their wares. The Dolls House later became a play thing for children; a space of imagination. Shared ideas of creativity, craftsmanship, play and imagination underpin this house, whilst also mirroring the flexibility of the Doll’s house where a bedroom can become a living room or dining room by simply moving furniture or joinery. The new addition is largely made up of two spaces stacked upon each other, with no doors or walls, just furniture and joinery to divide space and imply use. The two levels of the house are treated quite distinctly; the lower sunk below grade and heavily grounded, whilst the upper is soaring into the treetops. The new addition frees up the plan of the old house where the former living and dining areas have become a flexible buffer space with an artist studio and playroom that place creativity and play at the centre of the home.

Image Courtesy © Shannon Mayen

Image Courtesy © Shannon Mayen

  • Architects: BKK Architects
  • Project: Doll’s House
  • Location: Northcote Victoria Australia
  • Photography: Shannon Mayen
  • Project Team: Simon Knott, Adi Atic and Madeleine Beech
  • Structural Engineer: Perrett Simpson Stanton
  • Costing: Construction, Planning and Economics
  • Builder: Creo Libera; Jeremy Dickson and Julian Woodhouse
  • Gross floor area: (m2) Old-75sqm New-130sqm (Site 480sqm)
  • Completion Date: Sept 2014 (Design, documentation 12 months, Construction 10 months)

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ARMADALE HOUSE 2 in Victoria, Australia by MITSUORI ARCHITECTS

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Article source: MITSUORI ARCHITECTS 

This refurbishment and extension to an existing Victorian style house in Armadale focused on the creation of a discreet new addition to make the most of a compact site.

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

Image Courtesy © Michael Kai Photography

  • Architects: MITSUORI ARCHITECTS, Melissa Lim, Matthew Murfett
  • Project: ARMADALE HOUSE 2
  • Location: Armadale, Victoria, Australia 
  • Photography: Michael Kai Photography
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Confi dential
  • Landscape Designer: Ben Scott Garden Design
  • Structural Engineer: MR Anderson Consulting Engineers
  • Building Floor Area: 250sqm
  • Budget: Confi dential
  • Design & documentation period: 9 months
  • Construction period: 12 months

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Hawthorn House in Victoria, Australian by Pleysier Perkins

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: Pleysier Perkins

Accommodating the slope of the site as a terraced floor plan and landscape, this 5 bedroom family home extends around a central courtyard soccer pitch and pool. Strong horizontal canopies combine with a vertical split faced concrete core to create a home combining intimacy, volume and sheltered openness.

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford & Earl Carter

Image Courtesy © Hilary Bradford & Earl Carter

  • Architects: Pleysier Perkins
  • Project: Hawthorn House
  • Location: Hawthon, Victoria, Australian
  • Photography: Hilary Bradford & Earl Carter
  • Completed:2010

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Innercity Downsize House in Victoria, Australia by STEFFEN WELSCH ARCHITECTS

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Article source: STEFFEN WELSCH ARCHITECTS

Inner City Downsize house is a neatly resolved design solution to a number of key challenges. Our role was to create a family home on a tight inner-city site. Our approach was to maximize the use of the site to create an enlarged floor plan and enriched spatial complexity. Passive design principles inform the project throughout.

Street front. Identity retained, Image Courtesy © STEFFEN WELSCH ARCHITECTS

Street front. Identity retained, Image Courtesy © STEFFEN WELSCH ARCHITECTS

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