Elenberg Fraser Reveals Designs for Melbourne’s Tallest Residential Tower

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Elenberg Fraser Architects have revealed designs for what is slated to be Melbourne’s tallest residential tower. The project seeks to reinvent the natural landscape of ’s Victoria state in an urban setting, through an optically transformative facade and botanical aesthetic.

Craigieburn Library / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

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Architects: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Location: 75-95 Central Park Avenue, VIC 3064,
Area: 4640.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Hopetoun Residence / B.E Architecture

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Architects: B.E Architecture
Location: NSW 2030,
Area: 650.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Clarke

The Subiaco Oval Courtyard / Luigi Rosselli

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Architects: Luigi Rosselli
Location: WA 6008, Australia
Design Architects: , Kristina Sahlestrom
Year: 2014
Photographs: Edward Birch

AGL Pavilion / Kennedy Associates Architects

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Architects: Kennedy Associates Architects
Location: The Australian Botanic Garden, Narellan Rd, Mt Annan NSW 2567,
Area: 350.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts Photography

Montville Residence / Sparks Architects

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Architects: Sparks Architects
Location: Montville QLD 4560,
Architect In Charge: Dan Sparks
Design Team: Dan Sparks, Tommy Vuletic
Area: 160.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christoper Frederick Jones

Light Cannon House / Carterwilliamson Architects

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Architects: Carterwilliamson Architects
Location: NSW, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Katherine Lu

Does Australia Need More Design Competitions?

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Architecture competitions offer an opportunity for architects to launch their careers, and in some cases generate unexpected designs in the process. Many iconic works of architecture, including the famous Sydney Opera House, were the result of open design competitions – but do architecture competitions today maintain the influence they might have had in the past? While critics in the United States have recently argued that it could be time to quit competitions, Donald Bates argues that Australians should be organizing more. In his article on The Conversation, Bates discusses the state of design competitions in Australia, and why we should take another look. Read the full article here.

The Dalmeny / Enter Projects

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Architects: Enter Projects
Location: NSW, Australia
Photographs: Brett Boardman

NAB Docklands / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: 700 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008,
Area: 63000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath, Trevor Mein

Junya Ishigami to Install “Cloud Arch” in Downtown Sydney

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Set to be installed over a set of light rail tracks, Junya Ishigami’s Cloud Arch will soon be one of the biggest landmarks in downtown Sydney.  Commissioned by ’s public art program, City Art, the arch will symbolize ’s qualities of being “Green, Global, and Connected.” Over 50 meters high, it will change shape as viewer’s walk past it. Cloud Arch will act as both a gateway for the pedestrian George Street, and a defining feature of the city.

Trifolium / AR-MA

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Architects: AR-MA
Location: 16/18-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington NSW 2021,
Design Team: Robert Beson, Gabriele Ulacco, Tony Ho, Guido Maciocci, Nono Martinez Alonso, Simon Vorhammer
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Westgarth House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

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Architects: Kennedy Nolan Architects
Location: Northcote VIC,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: SA,
Photographs: Trevor Mein

OMLC / Tzannes Associates

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Architects: Tzannes Associates
Location: NSW, Australia
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Tzannes Associates

Hamersley Road Residence / Studio53

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Architects: Studio53
Location: WA 6008, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christian Sprogoe, Chris Maher

AD Interviews: Andrew Maynard / Andrew Maynard Architects

At the World Architecture Festival, we sat down with Andrew Maynard, co-director of Australian architecture firm Andrew Maynard Architects.

Maynard is known for his polemical projects, like CV08 robot, which wanders through the suburbs, consuming houses and replacing them with trees and other natural vegetation. “It’s got nothing to do with trying to achieve a built outcome, it’s about actually reacting against the economic machine,” Maynard said, regarding his polemical work.

He is also known for his interaction with media and discussion of critical issues such as Work/life/work balance, which became one of ArchDaily’s top 5 most read pieces ever. In this interview, Maynard tells us about his firm’s “intentionally small size,” how he approaches innovation, and the theory behind his polemical projects.

Andrew Maynard Architects are the brains behind projects such as Butler House, Vader House, Tattoo House and Hill House.

Peppercorn Apartments Stage 1 / Bower Architecture

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Architects: Bower Architecture
Location: , VIC, Australia
Area: 5,608 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath