May Grove / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

17:00 - 28 December, 2015
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© Peter Clarke

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Four Design Teams Shortlisted for Australia's State Library Vision 2020 Project

08:00 - 27 December, 2015
State Library of Victoria. Image © Flickr CC User Matthew Paul Argall
State Library of Victoria. Image © Flickr CC User Matthew Paul Argall

Four architectural design teams have been chosen to submit designs for the $83.1 million State Library Victoria Vision 2020 Redevelopment Project in Victoria, Australia.

The large-scale project includes the restoration of the historic Queen’s Hall, reopening of the library’s Russell Street entrance, an e-Town Hall, and new spaces for early learning, digital media, entrepreneurship, and exhibitions.

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

12:11 - 23 December, 2015
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
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© Luc Remond

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Vo Trong Nghia Architects Unveil Fugitive Structures Pavilion for Australia

08:00 - 21 December, 2015
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
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© The Guthrie Project

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Brisbane Studio / Woods Bagot

17:00 - 15 December, 2015
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© Scott Burrows

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

Kitty Burns / Biasol: Design Studio

17:00 - 14 December, 2015
© Ari Hatzis
© Ari Hatzis

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

Pavilion House / Alex Urena Design Studio

19:00 - 11 December, 2015
© Alex Olguin
© Alex Olguin

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

Cumquat Tree House / Christopher Megowan Design

19:00 - 10 December, 2015
© 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
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© Peter Bennetts

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Imperial Doncaster / The Buchan Group

22:00 - 3 December, 2015
© Michael Gazzola
© Michael Gazzola

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

ARI Apartments / Ola Studio

17:00 - 2 December, 2015
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© Paul Carland

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See 2015’s Best Public Toilets From Around the World

08:00 - 1 December, 2015
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
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© Jared Fowler

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Yellow Earth / TANDEM design studio

17:00 - 26 November, 2015
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© Nic Granleese

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3XN Wins Approval for 200-Meter Tower in Sydney

13:50 - 24 November, 2015
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
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© Hilary Bradford

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