KTA Details Australia’s Largest Urban Renewal Project

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Koichi Takada Architects (KTA) has released details on ’s biggest urban renewal project: Green Square. Shaped by the pedestrian and traffic flows that surround the building, the mixed-use, multi-residential complex is expected to serve as the gateway of ’s Green Square Town Centre by its completion in 2016.

Happy Birthday Jørn Utzon

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.

Nannup Holiday House / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Location: Nannup WA 6275,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

MUSE / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: Macquarie University, , Australia
Project Team: Georgia Singleton, Alan Duffy, Jo Dane, Kori Todd, Danny Wehbe, Danny Chan, Chang Liu
Area: 900 sqm
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects, Caroline Di Costa Architect
Location: Perth WA,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Renovation and Extension At St Monica’s College / Branch Studio Architects

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Architects: Branch Studio Architects
Location: 400 Dalton Road, VIC 3076, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Koenning

Glebe House / Nobbs Radford Architects

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Architects: Nobbs Radford Architects
Location: NSW, Australia
Architect In Charge: Sean Radford
Design Team: Sean Radford, Alison Nobbs
Assistant Architects: Trevor Black, Laura Bagnato
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects

Flipboard Cafe / Brolly Design

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Architects: Brolly Design
Location: 141/149 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000,
Design Team: Martin Heide, Megg Evans
Area: 25.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tanja Milbourne

Fitzgibbon Community Center / Richard Kirk Architect

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
Location: 545 Roghan Road, QLD 4018, Australia
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Richard Kirk Architect

Block House / Porebski Architects

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Architects: Porebski Architects
Location: Pearl Beach NSW,
Design Team: Andre Heyko-Porebski, Caomhan Murphy, Alex Heyko-Porebski, Irene Sheridan-Miller
Year: 2013
Photographs: Conor Quinn, Brett Boardman

Brighton House / InForm

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Architects: InForm
Location: VIC,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brendan Finn

Loft Apartment Melbourne / Adrian Amore

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Architects: Adrian Amore
Location: VIC, Australia
Area: 214 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Fraser Marsden

Austin / Smart Design Studio

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Architects: Smart Design Studio
Location:  NSW, Australia
Design Team: William Smart, Glenn O’loughlin, Kirstin Lynam, Zig Peshos, Richard Storey, Troy Melville
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

HASSELL Wins Competition to Construct Landmark Tower in Sydney

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Australian firm HASSELL has been announced as the winner of an international design competition for 60 Martin Place, an office tower at the heart of the city’s business precinct. The “environmentally sound” tower will replace an existing 1970s complex slated for demolition in early 2016, with construction anticipated to commence in early 2019.

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

Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2014

The Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University released their complete lecture series for 2014. The cycle began in January and had its formal opening on February 8 with Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, who designed the building. It will continue throughout the year with lectures by Kristen Whittle, John Wardle, Paul Minifie, Dagmar Reindhart, Lindsay and Kerry Clare, and finally Andrew Kudless on November 20. 

All talks are free of admission and open to the public. They will start 6:30pm at the Abedian School of Architecture Building, Gold Coast, . For complete information on each event, please refer to the Abedian School of Architecture official website.

Title: Abedian School of Architecture Lecture Series 2014
Website: http://architecture.bond.edu.au/
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From: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:25
Until: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:25
Venue: Abedian School of Architecture Building
Address: 14 University Drive, Robina QLD 4226, Australia

Venus Bay Beach House / MRTN Architects

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Architects: MRTN Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Architect In Charge: Antony Martin
Area: 110 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Granleese

Helensvale Branch Library and CCYC / Complete Urban + lahznimmo architects

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Architects: Complete Urban + lahznimmo architects
Location: QLD,
Area: 4,895 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Mills, Brett Boardman

Altus / Edwards Moore

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Architects: Edwards Moore
Location: VIC, Australia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fraser Marsden