Bondi House / Fearns Studio

© Tom Ferguson

: Fearns Studio
Location: Sydney,
Project Team: Matt Fearns
Area: 260 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tom Ferguson

Six Flinders Street Station Proposals Battle It Out for “People’s Choice Award”

© Zaha Hadid Architecture & BVN Architecture

UPDATE: Public voting is now closed. Feel free to review the concepts and share your thoughts in the comment section below. 

The Victorian Coalition Government’s design competition to re-imagine ’s beloved Flinders Street Station has entered its final phase as the public submits their last minute votes for the “People’s Choice Award” today, August 5. Though each proposal is dramatically different, ranging from Zaha Hadid Architects’ carefully calculated, sinuous curves to Herzog & de Meuron’s extrusion of vaulted canopies, all promise to elevate the station’s status to the 21st century whilst respecting its historic context.

Form your own opintion and vote for your favorite after the break…

Sunday Apartments / Woods Bagot

© Trevor Mein

: Woods Bagot
Location: Coventry Street, Southbank, , Australia
Development And Project Managers: Premier Capital Developments
Branding: Cornwall Design
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Fitzroy North Residence / Chan Architecture

© Brendan Finn

Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: Melbourne,
Project Team: Anthony Chan, Miriam Harris, Mei Yang, Michelle Ng
Builder: Whelan Master Builders
Structural Engineer: Jonicha Consulting Engineers
Building Surveyor: Wilsmore Nelson Group
Energy Rater: Green Doors
Land Surveyor: Aline Surveying
Geotechnical Engineer: Apex Geotechnical
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brendan Finn, Mark Fergus

Happy Birthday Glenn Murcutt!

Marika-Alderton House, Northern Territory, , 1994 © , Courtesy the Pritzker Prize Committee

“Layering and changeability: this is the key, the combination that is worked into most of my buildings. Occupying one of these buildings is like sailing a yacht; you modify and manipulate its form and skin according to seasonal conditions and natural elements, and work with these to maximize the performance of the building.” – Glenn Murcutt, 1996

Today, on the 77th birthday of Australian architect Glenn Murcutt, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge the lasting impact Murcutt’s career has left on the profession of architecture. Since establishing his practice in 1979, Murcutt has steadily developed a series of small, yet exemplary projects that have become the touchstone of sustainable architecture. 

A selection of his work, after the break…

Beach House / Clare Cousins

© Shannon McGrath

Architects: Clare Cousins
Location: Mornington, VIC,
Area: 48 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Cowshed House / Carter Williamson Architects

© Brett Boardman

: Carter Williamson Architects
Location: Glebe, New South Wales,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman

One Wybelenna / Shaun Lockyer Architects

© Scott Burrows

Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: Brookfield, , Australia
Design Team: Shaun Lockyer ,Shane Marsh, Lucy Hyndman, Richard Pain, Corinne Bolton
Area: 1,012 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Burrows

Elysium Playground / Cox Rayner Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones

Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Sunshine Coast, Queensland,
Client: Pearson Property Group
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

‘Spirit of Place’ – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference

Falcon Beach House / © Adrian Iredale

Hosted by the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland chapter, the ‘Spirit of Place’ – 2013 Regional Architecture Conference will focus upon the unique opportunities commonly available to architects practicing regionally, responding to the unique ‘Spirit of Place’. Taking place September 6-7, “the aim of the conference is to excite and inspire the practice of architecture in regional ,” according to the creative director of the event, architect Stephen de Jersey. The conference features an illustrious set of keynote speakers, whose work responds to this mandate. In addition, there will be a rich range of associated tours and events that explore the extraordinary locality of the region. More information after the break.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre Expansion / Cox Rayner Architects

© Angus Martin Photography

: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Brisbane,
Client: South Bank Corporation
Photographs: Angus Martin Photography, Christopher Frederick Jones, Florian Groehn Photography

Divercity B / Turner

© Brett Boardman

: Turner
Location: Waterloo, NSW, Australia
Client: Becton
Site Area: 1.9 hectares
Gross Floor Area: 29,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

VSQ2 / Tony Caro Architecture

© Brett Boardman

: Tony Caro Architecture
Location: Sydney, Australia
Design Team: Tony Caro, Simon Mather, Blair Young, Jason Fraser
Area: 29,600 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Hawthorn House / AM Architecture

© Dianna Snape

: AM Architecture
Location: Hawthorn, Victoria,
Project Director: Andrew Mellios
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum / Cox Rayner Architects

© Christopher Frederick Jones

: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: Winton, Queensland,
Client: Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones, Michael Rayner, Angus Martin Photography

Apex / Turner

© Brett Boardman

: Turner
Location: Waterloo, NSW, Australia
Client: Payce Communities
Site Area: 4,649 sqm
Gross Floor Area: 16,660 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Dolls House / Edwards Moore

© Frasen Marsden

Architects: Edwards Moore
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Frasen Marsden

Little Brick Studio / MAKE Architecture

© Peter Bennetts

Architects: MAKE Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Melissa Bright, Bruce Rowe, Gillian Hatch, Shelley Freeman
Builder: 4AD Construction
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts