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374 Hamilton / Bourne Blue Architects

  • Architects: Bourne Blue Architects
  • Location: Newcastle NSW, Australia
  • Area: 165.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Shane Blue

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KUD STUDIO / Kavellaris Urban Design

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Hotel Hotel Lobby and Nishi Grand Stair Interior / March Studio

  • Architects: March Studio
  • Location: 25 Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
  • Design Team: Rodney Eggleston, Sam Rice, Julian Canterbury, Jack Crocker, Jono Ware, Haslett Grounds, Patrick Macasaet
  • Photographs: John Gollings, Courtesy of March Studio, Rodney Eggleston

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Australian Institute of Architects Announces Winner of 2014 ACT Awards

The Australian Institute of Architects have announced 35 awards out of a record 51 entries for the ACT Architecture Awards. The star of the show was Tonkin Zulaikha Greer’s (TZG) National Arboretum, which after winning the 2013 Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture last year received the highest prize of the Canberra Medallion.

Other awards included an Enduring Architecture award for Enrico Taglietti's 1979 project 'Apostolic Nunciature'; and the Australian National University Australian Centre on China in the World by Munns Sly Moore in association with Mo Atelier Szeto - which won the Romaldo Giurgola Award for Public Architecture, the Art in Architecture Prize and a commendation in the INLITE Light in Architecture Prize.

Read on after the break for the full list of awards

Commendation – Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands by Philip Leeson Architects. Image © Ben Wrigley Romaldo Giugola Award for Public Architecture – Australian National University Australian Centre on China in the World by Munns Sly Moore Architects in Association with Mo Atelier Szeto. Image © Ben Wrigley Commendation – Narrabundah House + Studio by Jigsaw Housing. Image © Rodrigo Vargas W Hayward Morris Award for Interior Architecture – Hotel Hotel by March Studio. Image © John Gollings

Make Architects Picked for Sydney's Wynyard Station Overhaul

Make Architects have been selected from a shortlist of five practices to renovate the area around Sydney's Wynyard Station, beating SOM, Grimshaw, Bates Smart and Ingenhoven to the $1 billion project.

The scheme, called One Carrington Street, involves the renovation of the historic Shell House, creation of a new 27-story, 58,000 square metre office tower, a new eastern transit hall for Wynyard Station including 5,000 square metres of retail space, and a new grand entrance to Wynyard Station from George and Carrington Streets.

More on the scheme after the break

Unit T2 for Goodman / MAKE Creative

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Ansarada / Those Architects

  • Architects: Those Architects
  • Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Design Team: Ben Mitchell, Simon Addinall, Justin Smith, Geordie McKenzie, Goran Momircevski
  • Area: 850.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Tamarama Kiosk / Lahznimmo Architects

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© Brett Boardman
  • Architects: Lahznimmo Architects
  • Location: Tamarama Park, Tamarama NSW 2026, Australia
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Brett Boardman

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Catholic Leadership Centre / Woods Bagot

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  • Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
  • Location: East Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Ben Haylock, Bill Botelho, Destine Yazgin, Frank Rog, Ian Munro, Kate Frear, Kel Dennis, Lawrence Ng, Michael Fryer, Nicholas Bowker-Dunn, Peter Korkolis, Sue Fenton, Tom Haylock, Winnie Kwok
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts

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Love Building / CHT

  • Architects: CHT
  • Location: Leveson Street, North Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Director: Ivan Turcinov
  • Project Director : David Carabott
  • Project Leader: Nathan Byron
  • Architect: Johan Hermijanto
  • Detail Documenter: Andreas Hudaja
  • Area: 2750.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gollings

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Deakin University Regional Community Health Hub [REACH] / DesignInc

  • Architects: DesignInc
  • Location: 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216, Australia
  • Design Team: Rohan Wilson, Christon Batey-Smith, John Loftus Hill, Roger Schmidt, Tim Walpole-Walsh, Costa Papadopoulos, Sonya Montgomerie, Peter Whiter, Philip Weatherlake, Wilson Heng, Kylee McQualter, Afrodite Moulatsiotis, Christopher Free, Travers Cunnington
  • Area: 8000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Sarah Louise Photography

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Paramount Studios Building / Fox Johnston

  • Architects: Fox Johnston
  • Location: 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia
  • Practice: Fox Johnston Architects with Barton and McCarthy, Don Cameron and Fearns Studio
  • Photographs: Simon Wood

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Brighton Townhouses / Martin Friedrich Architects

  • Architects: Martin Friedrich Architects
  • Location: Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
  • Design Principal: Martin Friedrich
  • Project Architects: Michael Ceckiewicz , Kris Treagus and Prashanth Iyer
  • Area: 519.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Martin Friedrich, Gerard Warrener

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Sydney Pushes First-Ever Policy to Promote Culture

The City of Sydney has requested that 1.6 million square meters of empty commercial and residential space be made available to artists for “creative activities.” The proposed cultural policy offers over 120 ideas in which the space can be used to enhance Sydney’s reputation as a world renowned creative city. “The City is proud to spend more than $34 million each year to support the arts, culture and creative activity in Sydney – but we know it is equally important to create an environment where ideas and imagination can flourish.” More information on the new policy can be found here

Parlour Fights Gender Inequality in Architecture with Comprehensive Guidelines

As the fastidious debate about why women leave the architecture profession rages on, Parlour has proactively released a set of guides - which they have been working on since 2011 - "to promote more equitable working conditions within the industry." 

In Australia, architecture graduates are split equally between the genders, but only 20% of registered architects are female - a statistic which resonates in other countries. In the United states, for example, women make up over 40% of architecture students, but only 23% of the profession. This disparity has proven difficult to explain because all too often women and men are lumped into uniform categories, all with the same wants and needs. Fortunately, Parlour's research team took a more comprehensive approach to the creation of their guides, understanding that "there is no one reason for women's significant under representation in architecture and no one solution." Each of the guides explained, after the break.

Great Ocean RD / ITN Architects

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© Aidan Halloran
  • Architects: ITN Architects
  • Location: Great Ocean Road, Fairhaven VIC 3231, Australia
  • Built: Dunstan Construction
  • Photographs: Aidan Halloran

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Ormond Road Apartments / Jost Architects

  • Architects: Jost Architects
  • Location: Ormond Road, Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Architect In Charge: Patrick Jost
  • Design Team: Nina Caple
  • Interiors: Jost Architects, Nina Caple (Mini Living)
  • Builder: Liberty Builders
  • Photographs: Andrew Wuttke, Shannon McGrath

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Bendigo Library / MGS Architects

  • Architects: MGS Architects
  • Location: 259 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo VIC 3550, Australia
  • Design Architect: Joshua Wheeler, Eli Giannini
  • Project Architect: Chantelle Chiron, Ryan de Winnaar, Rob Compagnino, Kit Kietgumjorn, Babak Kahvazdeh Gary Yeoh Sue Buchanan
  • Area: 4010.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andrew Latreille

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