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Australian Red Cross Blood Service Melbourne Processing Centre / At Design Inc

  • Architects: At Design Inc
  • Location: Batman Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003, Australia
  • Project Director: Rohan Wilson
  • Design Team: Rebecca Alavi, Yasushi Honda, Philip Weatherlake, Vi Vuong, Natalie Yong, Gus Kroyherr, Lucy Brylski, John Hoogwerf, Lachlan McEwan, Wilson Heng, Evelyn Lian, Dominique Loilie, Daragh Doyle
  • Project Architect: Adrian Doohan
  • Architect: Amanda Warmuth
  • Senior Interior Designer: Sally Edelsten
  • Area: 17500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Mark Wilson, Dianna Snape

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Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

© Tony Miller
© Tony Miller

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The Warehaus / Residential Attitudes

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Courtesy of Residential Attitudes
  • Architects: Residential Attitudes
  • Location: 12 Grimwood Avenue, Gwelup WA 6018, Australia
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Residential Attitudes

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The Dune House / Wolveridge Architects

© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

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Melbourne's Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built

Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL's winning design for Melbourne's Flinders Street Station might not be built due to the fact "the State Government has of yet, refused to promise funding for the design, and ruled out selling the station in order to finance the construction." The project was estimated to cost "approximately $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be realised", which is "on top of the $1.6 million already spent on the competition", leading critics to describe the competition as a "waste of money."

The Über Shed / Jost Architects

  • Architects: Jost Architects
  • Location: Greens Road, Main Ridge VIC 3928, Australia
  • Interiors: Nina Caple
  • Builder: The client
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Patrick Jost

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Bentleigh Secondary College Meditation and Indigenous Cultural Centre / dwpIsuters

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© Emma Cross
  • Architects: dwpIsuters
  • Location: Bentleigh East, Victoria, Australia
  • Architect In Charge: Nick Cini
  • Project Team : John Schout, Shea O’Donoghue
  • Area: 109.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Emma Cross

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Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law / Architectus + Guymer Bailey Architects

  • Architects: Architectus, Guymer Bailey Architects
  • Location: Queensland, Australia
  • Design Director: John Hockings
  • Project Director: John Grealy
  • Project Architect: Henry Hancock
  • Architectus Team: Ashley Beckett, Juan Benavides, Kelly Burke, Mark Burrowes, Stacey Carroll, Nadia Casati, Kalene Cassie, Stephen Chandler, Sam Charles-Ginn, Lindsay Clare, Patrick Clifford, Craig Earley, Kirstie Galloway, Katia Gard, Adrian Hanby, Juliana Hannah, Glen Hartman, Matthew Herzig, Brett Hinze, Mark Hogan, Andrew Jones, Georgia Kirkwood, Quelia Kleemann, Klara Kormendy, Min Kyu Lim, Stephen Long, Ashneel Maharaj, Cherissa McCaughey, Bill Mcllwraith, Fedor Medek, Anya Meng, Simon Moisey, Melinda Morrison, Angus Munro, Jessica O'Shea, Robert Ousey, Rohan Patil, Kurt Piccardi, Michael Ray, Kirk Smith, Ray Smith, Richard Stone, Erik Sziraki, Janina Thieme, Anna van Hecs, Keith Ward, Mark Wilde, Erin Wheatley
  • Guymer Bailey Team: Ralph Bailey, Phil Jackson, Nick Josephsen, Anthony McKibben, Angela Morton, Christina Renger, David Toussaint, Joel Sim
  • Managing Contractor: Lend Lease
  • Area: 64000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Architectus

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LIZARD LOG / McGregorCoxall

  • Architects: McGregorCoxall
  • Location: Sydney, Australia
  • In Association With: Choi RopihaFighera (Architecture), Fiona Robbé (Playground Specialist), Equatica (Water Sensitive Design) and Northrop Engineering
  • Photographs: Simon Wood

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Islington House / Bourne Blue Architecture

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Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture
  • Architects: Bourne Blue Architecture
  • Location: Garden Suburb NSW 2289, Australia
  • Architect In Charge: Shane Blue, Claire Lavis
  • Area: 165.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture

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Red Rock / Rolf Ockert

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Courtesy of Rolf Ockert
  • Architects: Rolf Ockert
  • Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rolf Ockert

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Postcode 3000 Exhibition

Once labeled 'an empty useless city center,' by architectural commentator Norman Day, the city of Melbourne's transformation since the 1980s has been dramatic. Today, Melbourne is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most liveable cities, with a vibrant, urbane downtown. Currently on show until December 21st at City Gallery in Melbourne, this exhibition examines the impact and legacy of the Postcode 3000 planning policy. Curated by Rob Adams, the exhibition looks at the genesis and typologies of this change and its ongoing impact on the form and vitality of central Melbourne. It asks the question: do we fully comprehend the impact of this latest boom? For more information, please visit here.

Luna Apartments / Elenberg Fraser

  • Architects: Elenberg Fraser
  • Location: 173/177 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
  • Council: Port Phillip cit y coun cil
  • Project Manager: AWC Property
  • Contractor: Hacer Group
  • Area: 7000.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Peter Clarke

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Aspendale Beachfront Apartments / Wolveridge Architects

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© Derek Swalwell
  • Architects: Wolveridge Architects
  • Location: Aspendale, Australia
  • Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Ricky Booth, Elise Maynard, Tjeerd van der Vliet, David Anthony, Courtney Gibbs
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Derek Swalwell

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Hong Kong Tops Charts as World's Most Expensive Construction Market

EC Harris’ 2013 International Construction Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative construction costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

House in Greenwich / VOLPATOHATZ SA

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© Richard Glover
  • Architects: VOLPATOHATZ SA
  • Location: Greenwich, Australia
  • Design Team: Marco Volpato, Nicole Hatz, Axel Eichler, Frangiska Skiadas
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Richard Glover

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