architecture

South Yarra from the 1920’s

Built in the 1920's as two duplexes, in South Yarra this residence meshes the character filled historic architecture with a stunning modern addition. My love for this project is the well proportioned spaces you just can't beat wide open walkways leading onto gracious living spaces. This family home  designed by Carr design group from the street shows no indication of it's sleek light filled interior or...

it’s play time Cox Rayner Architects style!

I rarely post projects on urban planning but I couldn't look past this cubist bunker est playground commissioned by QLD council designed by Cox Rayner Architects. The elevated cubes and cut out windows create viewing platforms and spaces for reflection and fun.... totally hip. [caption id="attachment_2774" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Cox Rayner Architects - Elysium Play Structure"] No Comments Read more

wine time …. at the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

This coastal concrete bunker designed by MAP Architects in the stunning bay of Islands is a simple viewing platform sitting snugly within the landscape providing the perfect backdrop to enjoy a glass ..... a bottle or two. Drawing inspiration from wartime coastal bunkers & restricted to 25m2 due to local planning regulations the building was commissioned by local residents from a local seaside village.  The result...

the house of sticks

Design studio Titus Bernhard from Augsburg Germany have clad a house in vertical batons creating a folding skeleton that envelopes the house with cut-outs for large glazing and concealed eaves. The house was built pre fab and assembled on site and is set over 3 levels with one level set into the ground. What I really love about this project is the simplicity of materials,...

The rebirth of the Great Hall UTS

The rebirth of the Great Hall and Balcony Room at the University of Technology Sydney [UTS]  is a stunning addition to the building that encases the ceremonial space of the Great Hall. Perforations in the walls and ceiling provide sculptural detail and acoustic properties. The integrated lighting set into to the falls and peaks of the soaring ceilings adds the perfect amount of drama. [caption id="attachment_2636"...

AECOM Sydney

AECOM's  Sydney office is the latest outcome from BVN Architecture and AECOM. The 11,500sqm project occupies 9 floors in George Street, Sydney and accommodates 850 people previously dispersed across four different locations. The design consists of a series of voids and interconnecting stairs creating connections across the building. The execution of the meeting spaces, social gathering spaces and open plan work environments provide opportunities and choices...

the hill house

The hill house designed by Andrew Maynard Architects based in Melbourne Australia decided rather than repeating past mistakes and extending to the rear of this existing home, they proposed to build a new structure on the rear boundary at the southern edge of the block of what had been until now, the back yard. The new structure faces the sun and the cantilevered box above...

FALLS THE SHADOW: FROM IDEA TO REALITY, THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA

Apart from a couple of general books on the National Gallery of Australia and its collections, until now there has been no book published about this remarkable building. Yet, it is arguably the most fascinating and certainly the most contentious building in Australia. Featuring eleven essays by a range of voices from the Australian architecture community, from Daryl Jackson to Richard Goodwin and from Angelo...

will the real iSelect please stand up?

We all know iSelect's out of the box ads complete with hilarious office antics set in a rather dull office environment. Well I wonder if the iSelect ads would have the same pull if they were filmed in their new hip Melbourne HQ designed by the talented V Arc design studio complete with epoxy floors, touchdown and informal collaboration points for team discussions and a...

The lily pad in the City

An empty large shell in the middle of Melbourne's CBD offered loop 8 architecture & Sean Van der Velden Architect the opportunity to create a stunning loft style home. Injecting finishes that look like they have been part of the buildings historical past like the beautiful parquetry floors and clever mix of industrial and luxury materials whilst respectfully bringing to life the buildings original framework...