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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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  • 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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  • 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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Blairgowrie House / Wolveridge Architects

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  • Architects: Wolveridge Architects
  • Location: Blairgowrie, Australia
  • Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Sina Petzold, Ricky Booth, David Anthony
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ben Hosking

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Bronte House / Rolf Ockert Design

  • Architects: Rolf Ockert Design
  • Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design

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Kew House / Nic Owen Architects

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Barossa House / Max Pritchard Architect

  • Architects: Max Pritchard Architect
  • Location: Australia Post - Penola LPO, 29 Church Street, Penola SA 5277, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Andrew Gunner
  • Builder: Hoffmann Building Services
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Sam Noonan

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Northbridge House II / Roth Architects

  • Architects: Roth Architects
  • Location: Northbridge NSW, Australia
  • Builder: Oricon Developments Pty Ltd
  • Structural Engineering: Law & Dawson Pty Ltd
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Murray Fredericks

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G House / Fleming + Hernandez Architects

  • Architects: Fleming + Hernandez Architects
  • Location: Gladesville NSW, Australia
  • Team: Adrian Hernandez, Peter Fleming, Dung Le
  • Landscape: Fleming + Hernandez Architects
  • Builder: Catacon
  • Structural: Nastasi & Associates
  • Hydraulic: EWFW
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Tom Ferguson

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Kings Park / Donaldson + Warn

  • Architects: Donaldson + Warn
  • Location: Kings Park, Australia
  • Project Director: Geoff Warn
  • Project Leader: Daniel Grinceri, Steven Postmus
  • Project Architect: Daniel Grinceri
  • Interior Architects/Designer: Jennifer Vos
  • Architectural Graduate: Talya Mossenson, Dean Ismail, Adam Reynolds
  • Assistants: Robert Hutchinson
  • Area: 7500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: D-Max Photography, Robert Frith

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Clifton Hill House / Nic Owen Architects

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Code Black Coffee / Zwei Interiors Architecture

  • Architects: Zwei Interiors Architecture
  • Location: Brunswick, VIC, Australia
  • Builder: Four Seasons Commercial Interiors
  • Lighting: Volker Haug
  • Client: Cafenatics Group
  • Area: 700.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Michael Kai

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Douglas Street / Wolveridge Architects

  • Architects: Wolveridge Architects
  • Location: Douglas Street, Toorak , Australia
  • Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet, Sina Petzold
  • Builder and Construction Manager: Smart and Cain
  • Structural/Civil Engineer: Coulthard Shim
  • Building Surveyor: Nepean Building Permits
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Ben Hosking

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UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China

Team UOW from the University of Wollongong in Australia has been awarded first place at the 2013 Solar Decathlon China, taking top honors for its net-zero, water-conserving design. Selected from 22 teams and 35 universities, Team UOW’s winning entry - the Illawarra Flame House - was the first retrofitted house ever to be submitted in decathlon history.

McCrae Residence / Wolveridge Architects

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  • Architects: Wolveridge Architects
  • Location: 121 Rokeby Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
  • Design Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Derek Swalwell

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