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Zaha Hadid's First Tower in Melbourne Described as a Series of "Stacked Vases"

12:11 - 23 December, 2015
Zaha Hadid's First Tower in Melbourne Described as a Series of "Stacked Vases", 582-606 Collins Street. Image © ZHA
582-606 Collins Street. Image © ZHA

Zaha Hadid Architects has teamed up with Plus Architecture to design their first tower in Melbourne. The 54-story mixed use skyscraper is designed as a series of "stacked vases" supported by an "elegant colonnade of sculptural, curved columns" that "embody and emulate the finest examples of historic architecture" in the area. If approved, the proposal will add a mix of retail, commercial and residential programs to its site at 582-606 Collins Street.

Maroubra House / Those Architects

17:00 - 21 December, 2015
Maroubra House / Those Architects, © Luc Remond
© Luc Remond

© Luc Remond © Luc Remond © Luc Remond © Luc Remond +32

Vo Trong Nghia Architects Unveil Fugitive Structures Pavilion for Australia

08:00 - 21 December, 2015
Vo Trong Nghia Architects Unveil Fugitive Structures Pavilion for Australia, Courtesy of  The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)
Courtesy of The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF)

The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) has announced the fourth iteration of its annual pavilion series Fugitive Structures. Designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the pavilion centers around “the innovative use of bamboo, and [the architect’s] passion and self-imposed duty to green the world’s urban landscapes with plants and vegetation.”

Balmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson Architects

17:00 - 17 December, 2015
Balmain Sandstone Cottage / Carterwilliamson Architects, © The Guthrie Project
© The Guthrie Project

© The Guthrie Project © The Guthrie Project © The Guthrie Project © The Guthrie Project +21

Brisbane Studio / Woods Bagot

17:00 - 15 December, 2015
Brisbane Studio / Woods Bagot, © Scott Burrows
© Scott Burrows

© Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows © Scott Burrows +22

  • Interior Designers

  • Location

    102 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
  • Area

    860.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Kitty Burns / Biasol: Design Studio

17:00 - 14 December, 2015
Kitty Burns / Biasol: Design Studio, © Ari Hatzis
© Ari Hatzis

© Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis © Ari Hatzis +15

Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studio

20:00 - 11 December, 2015
Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studio, © Alex Olguin
© Alex Olguin

© Alex Olguin © Alex Olguin © Alex Olguin © Alex Olguin +25

Cumquat Tree House / Christopher Megowan Design

19:00 - 10 December, 2015
Cumquat Tree House / Christopher Megowan Design, © Nils Koenning
© Nils Koenning

© Nils Koenning Courtesy of Christopher Megowan Courtesy of Christopher Megowan Courtesy of Christopher Megowan +20

Cape Tribulation Home / M3 architecture

17:00 - 9 December, 2015
Cape Tribulation Home / M3 architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

© Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    LOT 3 Rykers Rd, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia
  • Project Team

    Ben Vielle, Michael Banney, Amy L’Estrange
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Imperial Doncaster / The Buchan Group

22:00 - 3 December, 2015
Imperial Doncaster / The Buchan Group, © Michael Gazzola
© Michael Gazzola

© Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola © Michael Gazzola +17

ARI Apartments / Ola Studio

17:00 - 2 December, 2015
ARI Apartments / Ola Studio, © Paul Carland
© Paul Carland

© Paul Carland © Paul Carland © Paul Carland © Paul Carland +19

See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World, Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial
Stegastein Lookout. Image via DesignCurial

Now in its second year, DesignCurial has revealed the results of their annual “Top 10 Public Toilets” award, recognizing outstanding lavatory design across the world. The top 10 emerged as exemplars among over 1,000 public toilet designs, evaluated on “design, innovation and the relationship with surroundings”. “The aim of the list was to bring international design to the fore, especially unique architecture that may be overlooked due to the structure’s mundane stereotype,” said Katherine Houston, web editor at DesignCurial. “This list is well geographically spread, with distinctive designs emerging from Japan, Australia and the UK to name a few.” See the world’s best public toilets for 2015 after the break.

Trail Restroom. Image via DesignCurial Wembley WCs. Image via DesignCurial Tokinokura Lavatories Shimodate. Image via DesignCurial L'Uritonnoir. Image via DesignCurial +28

Stealth House / Teeland Architects

22:00 - 26 November, 2015
Stealth House / Teeland Architects, © Jared Fowler
© Jared Fowler

© Jared Fowler © Jared Fowler © Jared Fowler © Jared Fowler +19

Yellow Earth / TANDEM design studio

17:00 - 26 November, 2015
Yellow Earth / TANDEM design studio, © Nic Granleese
© Nic Granleese

© Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese © Nic Granleese +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Director

    Tim Hill, James Murray
  • Architect

    Ken Nguyen
  • Graduate Architect

    Kirilly Barnett
  • Area

    180.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney

13:50 - 24 November, 2015
3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney, Courtesy of 3XN
Courtesy of 3XN

Update: 3XN's Quay Quarter Sydney has received final approval. The article below was originally published September 25, 2014, after the practice won the commission. New interior images have been added to the gallery.

3XN has won an international competition to design the “50 Bridge Street” tower and masterplan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. Just west of Jørn Utzon’s Opera House, the new tower will feature five rotating glass volumes, each equipped with a multi-level atria and views of the Sydney harbour. 

Blairgowrie 2 / InForm

17:00 - 23 November, 2015
Blairgowrie 2  / InForm, © Hilary Bradford
© Hilary Bradford

© Hilary Bradford © Hilary Bradford © Hilary Bradford © Hilary Bradford +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mornington Peninsula, VIC, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Simon Perkins
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Footpath Guides Books Launch

06:30 - 21 November, 2015
Footpath Guides Books Launch, Footpath Guides Launch Invitation   design by Sonia Post
Footpath Guides Launch Invitation design by Sonia Post

Curiously enough, there has never been an accessible guide to the exceptional architecture of the world’s most liveable city. And certainly not a guide you can take with you as you wander Melbourne’s streets and pathways. The Footpath Guides explore the buildings that make a city like Melbourne what it is today: an eclectic mixture of eras, style and design that creates its essential character and living environment.

Footpath Guides feature clear maps, concise descriptions and accurate illustrations, showcasing notable examples from each architectural era, spanning the 1850s to the 1970s. The Guides are playful, timeless and informative. Meticulously designed in

Dalkeith Residence / Hillam Architects

17:00 - 18 November, 2015
Dalkeith Residence / Hillam Architects, © Joel Barbitta
© Joel Barbitta

© Joel Barbitta © Joel Barbitta © Joel Barbitta © Joel Barbitta +15

  • Architects

  • Location

    Dalkeith WA 6009, Australia
  • Design Team

    David Hillam, Felipe Soto, Tom Letherbarrow, Scott Horsburgh
  • Interior Design Team

    Hollie Raymond Baker
  • Collaborators

    Maek; Taylor Landscaping
  • Area

    1500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs