Islington House / Bourne Blue Architecture

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Architects: Bourne Blue Architecture
Location: Garden Suburb NSW,
Architect In Charge: Shane Blue, Claire Lavis
Area: 165 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Bourne Blue Architecture

Red Rock / Rolf Ockert

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Architects: Rolf Ockert
Location: Sydney NSW,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Rolf Ockert

Postcode 3000 Exhibition

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Once labeled ‘an empty useless city center,’ by architectural commentator Norman Day, the city of Melbourne’s transformation since the 1980s has been dramatic. Today, Melbourne is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most liveable cities, with a vibrant, urbane downtown. Currently on show until December 21st at City Gallery in Melbourne, this exhibition examines the impact and legacy of the Postcode 3000 planning policy. Curated by Rob Adams, the exhibition looks at the genesis and typologies of this change and its ongoing impact on the form and vitality of central Melbourne. It asks the question: do we fully comprehend the impact of this latest boom? For more information, please visit here.

Luna Apartments / Elenberg Fraser

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Architects: Elenberg Fraser
Location: 173/177 Barkly Street, St Kilda VIC 3182,
Council: Port Phillip cit y coun cil
Project Manager: AWC Property
Contractor: Hacer Group
Area: 7000.0 sqm
Photographs: Peter Clarke

33 MacKenzie Street / Elenberg Fraser

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Architects: Elenberg Fraser
Location: VIC, Australia
Architect In Charge: Callum Fraser
Project Manager: CEL Australia Pty Ltd
Contractor: Brookfield Multiplex
Photographs: Peter Clarke

Aspendale Beachfront Apartments / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: Aspendale,
Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Ricky Booth, Elise Maynard, Tjeerd van der Vliet, David Anthony, Courtney Gibbs
Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

House in Greenwich / VOLPATOHATZ SA

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Location: ,
Design Team: Marco Volpato, Nicole Hatz, Axel Eichler, Frangiska Skiadas
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Richard Glover

Hong Kong Tops Charts as World’s Most Expensive Construction Market

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EC Harris’ 2013 International Costs Report has named Hong Kong as the most expensive city in the world to build in. The annual study, which benchmarks building costs in 47 countries across the globe, found that relative costs have been affected by substantial fluctuations in currency throughout the year. Despite a stagnant economy, Europe has six of the top ten most expensive markets in this year’s report, reflecting the competitive challenge faced by the Eurozone. 

The top ten most expensive countries to build in are:

Blairgowrie House / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: ,
Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Sina Petzold, Ricky Booth, David Anthony
Year: 2012
Photographs: Ben Hosking

Bronte House / Rolf Ockert Design

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Architects: Rolf Ockert Design
Location: NSW,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design

Kew House / Nic Owen Architects

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Architects: Nic Owen Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Builder: Melpro building
Area: 230 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rhiannon Slatter

Northbridge House II / Roth Architects

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Architects: Roth Architects
Location: Northbridge NSW,
Builder: Oricon Developments Pty Ltd
Structural Engineering: Law & Dawson Pty Ltd
Year: 2013
Photographs: Murray Fredericks

Barossa House / Max Pritchard Architect

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Architects: Max Pritchard Architect
Location: Post – Penola LPO, 29 Church Street, Penola SA 5277,
Architect In Charge: Andrew Gunner
Builder: Hoffmann Building Services
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Sam Noonan

G House / Fleming + Hernandez Architects

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Architects: Fleming + Hernandez Architects
Location: NSW, Australia
Team: Adrian Hernandez, Peter Fleming, Dung Le
Builder: Catacon
Structural: Nastasi & Associates
Hydraulic: EWFW
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tom Ferguson

Clifton Hill House / Nic Owen Architects

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Architects: Nic Owen Architects
Location: Clifton Hill VIC,
Builder: Kleev homes
Area: 195 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rhiannon Slatter

Kings Park / Donaldson + Warn

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Architects: Donaldson + Warn
Location: ,
Project Director: Geoff Warn
Project Leader: Daniel Grinceri, Steven Postmus
Project Architect: Daniel Grinceri
Interior Architects/Designer: Jennifer Vos
Architectural Graduate: Talya Mossenson, Dean Ismail, Adam Reynolds
Assistants: Robert Hutchinson
Area: 7500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: D-Max Photography, Robert Frith

Code Black Coffee / Zwei Interiors Architecture

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Architects: Zwei Interiors Architecture
Location: , VIC,
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Kai

Douglas Street / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: Douglas Street, Toorak ,
Practice Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet, Sina Petzold
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ben Hosking