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Five Firms Selected for Final Stage of Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Five practices have been selected to move on to the second stage of the Sydney Modern Project, a $450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Of the twelve firms invited to participate in the competition, the five that will advance are: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA; Kengo Kuma & Associates; Kerry Hill Architects; RMA Architects (Rahul Mehrotra Architects); and Sean Godsell Architects.

Palissandro / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Boonah House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Roebourne Children and Family Centre / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

  • Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
  • Location: Roebourne WA 6718, Australia
  • Design Team: Finn Pedersen, Adrian Iredale, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Nikki Ross, Melissa Loong, Rebecca Angus, Khairani Khalifah, , Mary McAree, Drew Penhale, Matthew Fletcher
  • Photographs: Peter Bennetts, Courtesy of Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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The Plinth House / Luke Stanley Architects

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Patterson Street Residence / Jost Architects

  • Architects: Jost Architects
  • Location: Patterson Street, Middle Park VIC 3206, Australia
  • Architect in Charge: Patrick Jost
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Andrew Wuttke

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Camperdown Childcare / CO-AP

  • Architects: CO-AP
  • Location: 58 Denison Street, Camperdown NSW 2050, Australia
  • Area: 588.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Ross Honeysett

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Alexandria House 2 / Pivot

  • Architects: Pivot
  • Location: Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia
  • Area: 144.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Justin Alexander

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Surgeon's Rooms / FMD Architects

  • Architects: FMD Architects
  • Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Owen Castley
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: John Gollings

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New City Square in Perth Reconnects Urban Landscape, Honors an Indigenous Warrior

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority of Perth has released conceptual images for what is to become the city’s latest public space, designed by a team comprised of Aspect Studios, Iredale Pedersen Hook, and Lyons Architecture. With construction to begin in mid-2015 and slated for completion in 2017, the square takes its name from Yagan, an Indigenous Australian warrior of Perth’s local Noongar people. Integral to early resistance against British colonization, Yagan’s tenacity, leadership, and subsequent execution by settlers have cemented his role in Indigenous Australian folklore. Read more about this significant acknowledgement of Indigenous history after the break.

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Deakin Trade Training Centre / Y2 Architecture

  • Architects: Y2 Architecture
  • Location: Mildura VIC 3500, Australia
  • Collaborators: Matthew Dwyer, Peter Tonkin, Felicity Brown, Damien Ferlazzo, Stuart Redmond
  • Area: 2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Zachary Couyant

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Stirling House / Mac-Interactive Architects

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The Nelson / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

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Open Call: 2015 Australian Architect in Residence Program

Applications have opened for the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2015 Droga Architect in Residence program. The Droga residency, one of only a few architectural residencies worldwide, offers successful applicants the opportunity to engage with the Australian architecture community over a 12 week period. Submissions are invited from practitioners based outside Australia for residencies available between June and December 2015.