Sydney Cruise Terminal / Johnson Pilton Walker Architects

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Architects: Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
Location: Sydney,
Client: Sydney Ports Corporation
Area: 4,600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff

The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of an Australian Icon

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To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the completion of Danish architect Jørn Utzon‘s Sydney Opera House, The Opera House Project takes you on a journey from the project’s inception in 1954 – known as Design 218 – to the completed masterpiece up to 2012, and all the personal, political and technical struggles that the designers were faced with. As expressed by Sam Doust, writer and director of the project, the epic journey is based on an “aspiration to perfection” and then the “failure to achieve it”.

The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of Australia. Since its opening in 1973, the Opera House has welcomed over 65 million people to more than 80,000 memorable events. To celebrate, an Anniversary program will run from mid to late October, with concerts, tours, exhibitions, and cake! A true masterpiece that continues to redefine the ambitions of Australia, the Opera House is part of an incredible story, a work of architecture that belongs to everyone.

Tennyson Point Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop

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Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
Location: NSW, Australia
Area: 330 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Murray Fredericks

The Left-Over-Space House / Cox Rayner Architects

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Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: , QLD,
Architect In Charge: Casey, Rebekah Vallance
Year: 2012
Photographs: Casey Vallance, Courtesy of Cox Rayner Architects, Christopher Frederick Jones

Boston Street House / James Russell Architect

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Architects: James Russell Architect
Location: Fortitude Valley, QLD,
Design Team: James Russell & Andrew Schindler
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toby Scott, Courtesy of

Curl Curl Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop

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Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
Location: Curl Curl, NSW,
Area: 237 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Murray Fredericks

Raven Street House / James Russell Architect

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Architects: James Russell Architect
Location: , QLD, Australia
Design Team: James Russell & Andrew Schindler
Builder: James Russell, Andrew Schindler & Peter Harding
Engineering: Adrian Dine, ad.structure
Joiner: William McMahon Cabinetmaker
Area: 197.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Toby Scott

Bilsey Place House / James Russell Architect

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Architects: James Russell Architect
Location: Fortitude Valley,
Design Team: James Russell & Andrew Shindler
Area: 258 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Toby Scott

The Maze Apartments / CHT Architects

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Architects: CHT Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Design Director: Ivan Turcinov
Project Director: David Carabott
Project Architect: Chivonne Hollis
Project Leader: Nathan Byron
Area: 4,356 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christine Francis

Parramatta Square Design Competition

Parramatta City Council is delighted to invite you to participate in an exciting architectural design competition, Architectural Concept Competition for Stages 5 and 6 of the Parramatta Square Precinct development, .Council is inviting architects to submit visionary ideas for two large commercial towers in the heart of Parramatta City Centre.

The four nominated architecture practices or teams will then be invited to participate in a Design Excellence Competition. Each shortlisted architecture practice or team will be paid $30,000 on submission of a complying Design Excellence Competition entry. For complete information, please click here.

Box House / Zouk Architects

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Architects: Zouk Architects
Location: Strathfield NSW, Australia
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 3.2.1 Photography

Belmont Community Rehabilitation Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

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Architects: Billard Leece Partnership
Location: Reynolds Road, Belmont VIC 3216,
Area: 600.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Tony Miller

Australian Red Cross Blood Service Melbourne Processing Centre / DesignInc

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Architects: DesignInc
Location: Batman Street, West , VIC,
Project Director: Rohan Wilson
Design Team: Rebecca Alavi, Yasushi Honda, Philip Weatherlake, Vi Vuong, Natalie Yong, Gus Kroyherr, Lucy Brylski, John Hoogwerf, Lachlan McEwan, Wilson Heng, Evelyn Lian, Dominique Loilie, Daragh Doyle
Area: 17,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mark Wilson, Dianna Snape

Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre / Billard Leece Partnership

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Architects: Billard Leece Partnership
Location: Ballarat, VIC,
Project Manager: Johnstaff Projects
Area: 7,200 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tony Miller, Shannon McGrath

The Warehaus / Residential Attitudes

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Architects: Residential Attitudes
Location: WA,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Residential Attitudes

The Dune House / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: Queensland, Australia
Year: 2010
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station May Not Be Built

Flinders Street Station Proposal. Image Courtesy of + Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL‘s winning design for ’s Flinders Street Station might not be built due to the fact “the State Government has of yet, refused to promise funding for the design, and ruled out selling the station in order to finance the construction.” The project was estimated to cost “approximately $1 billion to $1.5 billion to be realised”, which is “on top of the $1.6 million already spent on the competition”, leading critics to describe the competition as a “waste of money.”