Melbourne School of Design University of Melbourne / John Wardle Architects + NADAAA

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Architects: John Wardle Architects , NADAAA
Location: Melbourne VIC, Australia
Architects In Charge: John Wardle, Stefan Mee (JWA), Nader Tehrani ()
Area: 15772.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Bennetts, John Horner, John Gollings

The Milton / BiasolDesign Studio

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Architects: BiasolDesign Studio
Location: VIC 3184, Australia
Architect In Charge: Jean-Pierre Biasol
Builder: RCON Shopfitters
Area: 190.0 sqm
Year: 2015
Photographs: Ari Hatzis

Australia to Highlight “The Pool” 2016 Venice Biennale

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Aileen Sage and Michelle Tabet have been announced as the creative directors of the Australian Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. Selected by the Australian Institute of Architect’s  Committee, their proposal “The Pool” will be the first architecture exhibition displayed at Denton Corker Marshall‘s newly inaugurated pavilion.

St Kevin’s College, Victor McMahon Music Centre / Baldasso Cortese Architects

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Architects: Baldasso Cortese Architects
Location: 73-75 Lansell Road, Toorak VIC 3142,
Project Team: David Chandler, Steven Cortese, Loris Rebeschini, Marina Potter, Sophie Russell, Sherman Tan
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Clarke

House C3 / Campbell Architecture

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Architects: Campbell Architecture
Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Area: 196.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Justin Alexander

City of Hindmarsh Shire Council’s new Civic Centre / k20 Architecture

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Architects: k20 Architecture
Location: VIC 3418,
Area: 1295.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of k20 Architecture

All the Buildings in Sydney Drawn by Hand

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From James Gulliver Hancock, author and illustrator of the All the Buildings in New York book and blog, comes All the Buildings in , a vibrant guide to Hancock’s home town.

Packed full of idiosyncratically meticulous and colorful illustrations, the book provides a whimsical account of Sydney’s architecture and history. From icons such as Utzon’s Sydney Opera House to lesser known gems like Mark Foy’s building opposite Hyde Park, to the terrace houses of inner city suburbs, All the Buildings in Sydney presents each building with care, detail, and an abundance of charm.

See more images from All the Buildings in Sydney, after the break…

Local House / MAKE architecture

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Architects: MAKE architecture
Location: VIC 3182, Australia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Valley House / Philip M Dingemanse

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Architects: Philip M Dingemanse
Location: TAS, Australia
Area: 267.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Luke Hesketh

Care Implant Dentistry / Pedra Silva Architects

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Architects: Pedra Silva Architects
Location: Chatswood NSW 2067, Australia
Architects: André Góis, Dina Castro, Hugo Ramos, Hugo Ferreira, Maria Rita Pais e Ricardo Sousa
Area: 402.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Pumphouse Point / Cumulus Studio

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Architects: Cumulus Studio
Location: Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Lake St Clair Road, TAS 7140, Australia
Architect In Charge: Chris Roberts, Liz Walsh, Peter Walker, Todd Henderson
Area: 1035.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Stuart Gibson, Adam Gibson, Sharyn Cairns

St John the Apostle / Baldasso Cortese Architect

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Architects: Baldasso Cortese Architect
Location: 54/76 Kingbird Avenue, VIC 3029, Australia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Clarke

Denton Corker Marshall Completes New Australian Pavilion in Venice

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Australia’s new pavilion for the Venice Biennale has been officially completed by the Australia Council for the Arts. Designed by Australian practice Denton Corker Marshall, the granite-clad building is the first pavilion to be built in Venice in the 21st century, and replaces Philip Cox’s 1988 structure. The pavilion is to welcome its first visitors from May 9, as part of the 56th International Exhibition, with the work of artist Fiona Hall comprising its inaugural exhibition.

Learn more about the pavilion and view selected images after the break.

Arena Apartments / Ellivo Architects

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Architects: Ellivo Architects
Location: QLD 4101, Australia
Architect In Charge: Michael Small (Project Architect), Mason Cowle (Director)
Area: 3350.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Scott Burrows

Burwood Highway Frontage Building / Woods Bagot

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Interior Designers: Woods Bagot
Location: Deakin University, Campus, 221 Highway, VIC 3125, Australia
Architect In Charge: Sarah Ball
Project Architects: David Ley, Karl Engstrom
Area: 17000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

in front of the Opera House during construction, 1965. Image Courtesy of Keystone/Getty Images

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that:

The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.

Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed. Learn of his fascinating story, after the break.

Amanda Levete to Design Melbourne’s Second Annual MPavilion

Temporary structure from the "Move: Choreographing You" exhibition by Amanda Levete. Image © Gidon Fuehrer

British architect Amanda Levete of London-based studio AL_A has been selected to design Melbourne’s second annual MPavilion. The temporary structure will be used to house talks, workshops, performances and installations in the ”downtown oasis” of Queen Victoria Gardens starting this October. 

“I’ve visited three times in the past six years and without doubt Melbourne is my favorite city,” said Levete, commenting on her commission. “It’s people that make a city creative – and that’s why I love Melbourne. The brief from the Naomi Milgrom Foundation is a great opportunity to design a structure that responds to its climate and landscape. I’m interested in exploiting the temporary nature of the pavilion form to produce a design that speaks in response to the weather.”

Cooroy Studio / JMA Architects

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Architects: JMA Architects
Location: Cooroy QLD 4563, Australia
Project Team: John Mainwaring, Paolo Denti, Tom Kanchanasinith, Garth Hollindale
Year: 2008
Photographs: Peter Hyatt