Aspendale Beachfront Apartments / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: , Australia
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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Architects: VOLPATOHATZ SA
Location: , Australia
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: Blairgowrie,
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, Australia
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Rolf Ockert Design

Kew House / Nic Owen Architects

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Architects: Nic Owen Architects
Location: Kew VIC,
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: Australia Post – LPO, 29 Church Street, SA 5277, Australia
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
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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: VIC, Australia
Builder: Kleev homes
Area: 195 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rhiannon Slatter

Kings Park / Donaldson + Warn

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Architects: Donaldson + Warn
Location: Kings Park,
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, Australia
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Kai

Douglas Street / Wolveridge Architects

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

UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China

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Team UOW from the University of Wollongong in has been awarded first place at the 2013 China, taking top honors for its net-zero, water-conserving design. Selected from 22 teams and 35 universities, Team UOW’s winning entry – the Illawarra Flame House – was the first retrofitted house ever to be submitted in decathlon history.

McCrae Residence / Wolveridge Architects

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Architects: Wolveridge Architects
Location: 121 Rokeby Street, , Australia
Design Team: Jerry Wolveridge, Tjeerd van der Vliet
Year: 2011
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

T2 Headquarters / Landini Associates

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Architects: Landini Associates
Location: , Australia
Project Design Team: Mark Landini, Wenny Arief, Isti Yudibrata, Sarah Maclsaac
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Landini Associates

House in Brighton / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: Brighton VIC 3186,
Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Kathrine Peasley, Rob Kolak
Area: 280.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

The Flinders Street Station “People’s Choice Award” Winning Proposal / Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda + Santiago Medina

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Although ultimately not chosen by the jury, who favored HESSELL & Herzog de Meuron’s plan, this proposal by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina for the rejuvenation of Flinders Street Station garnered the most votes from the public, winning the People’s Choice Award. The ‘Courtyard Within a Station’ concept seeks to activate the north bank of the river, as well as the western end of the site, and to improve the connection to Federation Square; the idea was to not only make the station a significant transportation node within , but a new social and cultural center for the city. More images and architects’ description after the break.