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Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

  • Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
  • Location: Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Interior Designer: Dita Beluli
  • Graduate Architect: Jessie Fowler
  • Area: 75.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann

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Oxlade Drive House / James Russell Architect

  • Architects: James Russell Architect
  • Location: Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Design Team: James Russell, Andrew Shindler & John Ellway
  • Area: 210.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Toby Scott

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Kerferd / Whiting Architects

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Hover House / Bower Architecture

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The POD / Whiting Architects

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Modern Masters Of Materiality: An Interview With Australia's Tonkin Zulaikha Greer

With conscious material choices, Australian architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer are known for their ability to integrate buildings into a city’s existing fabric. Michael Holt, editor of the Australian Design Review, caught up with partner Tim Greer, for the following interview, picking his brain on materiality, site, history and more. 

Since the practice’s inception in 1988, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) has become expert in the reuse of existing built fabric and how best to reintroduce the past into the contemporary. Through projects such as the restoration of Hyde Park Barracks, the National Arboretum Canberra (featured in AR131–Present), Carriageworks, and Paddington Reservoir Gardens, certain design characteristics are notable: volumetric boxes, a shifting in typology, an overarching and encompassing ceiling or roof plane, a restricted material palette, and working-off the existing while simultaneously revealing the existing.

Woods Bagot Excels at 2014 South Australia Architecture Awards

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute / Woods Bagot. Image © Peter Clarke
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute / Woods Bagot. Image © Peter Clarke

The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of its 2014 South Australia Awards. This year, the star of the show was the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) by Woods Bagot, which won a total of five awards: COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Keith Neighbour Award for Commercial Architecture, the Robert Dickson Award for Interior Architecture, Jack McConnell Award for Public Architecture, and the Derrick Kendrick Award for Sustainable Architecture.

The jury commended Woods Bagot's project, saying that it "operates as a catalyst on multiple levels – a catalyst for the urban regeneration of the precinct; a catalyst and new exemplar for the city; and a catalyst for the state, evidencing step change in attitudes to both design and research."

Read on after the break to see all the winners

Walkerville Civic & Community Centre / JPE Design Studio. Image © Lyndon Stacy The Bicentennial Conservatory Adelaide / Guy Maron Architects. Image © Peter Hyatt Dune House / Max Pritchard Architect. Image © Sam Noonan Tree Top Studio / Max Pritchard Architect. Image © Sam Noonan

Southern Outlet House / Philip M Dingemanse

  • Architects: Philip M Dingemanse
  • Location: Launceston TAS, Australia
  • Area: 216.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jonathan Wherrett

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Paddington Residence / Ellivo Architects

  • Architects: Ellivo Architects
  • Location: Paddington QLD 4064, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Salvador Farrajota
  • Interior Designer: Tanya Zealey
  • Lead Architect/Designer: Mason Cowle
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

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Denton Corker Marshall To Design First 21st Century Pavilion in Venice's Giardini

Australia’s new pavilion for the 2015 Venice Art Biennale will be, in the words of featured artist Fiona Hall, “a minefield of madness, badness, and sadness in equal measure.” Designed by firm Denton Corker Marshall, (who also designed the Stonehenge Visitor Centre), the project will replace the 25 year old temporary pavilion designed by Phillip Cox and will be the first building constructed on the Giardini in two decades. 

Australian Institute of Architects 2014 Northern Territory Awards Winners Announced

Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison
Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison

The winners of the Australian Institute of Architects' 2014 Northern Territory Awards were announced last night - continuing a strong year for Troppo Architects, who won four awards to add to their Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, which they received in March. Troppo took home the Territory's top award, the Tracy Memorial Award, in addition to the COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture, the Enduring Architecture Award, and the award for Residential Alterations & Additions.

Other winners on the night included Mode Design and Dunn & Hillam Architects, who each took home one award and one commendation. Neeson Murcutt Architects also bagged a Small Projects Award just a day after a very successful outing in the New South Wales Awards.

Read on after the break for all the winners

Strohmayr House / Troppo Architects. Image © Fiona Morrison Hue 5 / ASHFORD GROUP ARCHITECTS. Image © Hosain RezaI Delafi Manigurr-ma Village Centre / AECOM. Image © Richard Frederick Jones Desert House / Dunn & Hillam Architects. Image © Kilian O'Sullivan

Bambara Street / Shaun Lockyer Architects

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Location: North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Shaun Lockyer
  • Project Architect : Neva Wethereld
  • Area: 325.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

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Australian Institute of Architects Announces 2014 NSW Awards

One Central Park / PTW Architects + Atelier Jean Nouvel. Image © Simon Wood
One Central Park / PTW Architects + Atelier Jean Nouvel. Image © Simon Wood

The Australian Institute of Architects announced its 2014 NSW Architecture Awards in a ceremony held in Sydney last night. Among the 42 Awards and 18 Commendations given out, perhaps the biggest winner was Neeson Murcutt Architects, whose Prince Alfred Park + Pool Upgrade won the Sulman Medal for Public Architecture, the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Architecture, and was a joint winner of the City of Sydney Lord Mayor's Prize.

In awarding the scheme by Neeson Murcutt Architects, the jury noted that it was "a rare synthesis of art and landscape, urban design and architecture" making the experience "a delight in every detail."

See the full list of 69 Awards, Prizes and Commendations after the break

8 Chifley Square / Lippmann Partnership + Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners. Image © Brett Boardman Lemur Forest Adventure / Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects. Image © Brett Boardman Coast / SJB. Image © Sharrin Rees Griffith House / Popov Bass Architects. Image © Sharrin Rees

Birralee Primary School / Kerstin Thompson Architects

  • Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects
  • Location: 26 Heyington Avenue, Manningham VIC 3108, Australia
  • Design Team: Kerstin Thompson, Kelley Mackay, Tim Heron, Lynn Chew, Michael Archibald, William Samuels
  • Program & Project Management: Arup
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Derwek Swalwell

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Boarding House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

  • Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
  • Location: Brisbane River, Queensland, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Shaun Lockyer
  • Project Architect: Neva Wethereld
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Scott Burrows

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Wertheim Factory Conversion / Kerstin Thompson Architects

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Elwood House / Robert Nichol & Sons

  • Architects: Robert Nichol & Sons
  • Location: Elwood VIC 3184, Australia
  • Design Team: David Nicholson, Brett Robertson, Vonne Yang, Jason Chongue, Fiona Plaisted
  • Interior Designer: Dominique Rizzotto
  • Area: 248.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Michael Evans

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