Five Firms Selected for Final Stage of Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Art Gallery of NSW. Image Courtesy of Flickr CC User Jason Starr

Five practices have been selected to move on to the second stage of the Sydney Modern Project, a $450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Of the twelve firms invited to participate in the competition, the five that will advance are: Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA; Kengo Kuma & Associates; Kerry Hill Architects; RMA Architects (Rahul Mehrotra Architects); and Sean Godsell Architects.

Palissandro / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: QLD,
Project Architects: Shaun Lockyer, Neva Wetherald
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Scott Burrows Photography

Boonah House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: Queensland,
Architect In Charge: Shaun Lockyer, Jennifer Negline, Lucy Hyndman
Area: 320.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Scott Burrows Photography

Roebourne Children and Family Centre / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Location: WA 6718, Australia
Design Team: Finn Pedersen, Adrian Iredale, Martyn Hook, Vincci Chow, Nikki Ross, Melissa Loong, Rebecca Angus, Khairani Khalifah, , Mary McAree, Drew Penhale, Matthew Fletcher
Photographs: Peter Bennetts, Courtesy of

Middle Park Studio / Jean-Paul Rollo Architects

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Architects: Jean-Paul Rollo Architects
Location: Middle Park VIC 3206,
Builder: Mark Projects, Marcus Hamilton
Engineer: Co-Struct, Mark Postill
Area: 51.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

The Plinth House / Luke Stanley Architects

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Architects: Luke Stanley Architects
Location: Langdons Hill VIC 3363,
Area: 140.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Hilary Bradford Photography

Hinterland House / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: Queensland,
Architect In Charge: Shaun Lockyer, Jennifer Negline
Area: 350.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Scott Burrows Photography

Cut Paw Paw / Andrew Maynard Architects

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Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
Location: VIC 3011, Australia
Directors: Mark Austin and Andrew Maynard
Design Architect: Andrew Maynard
Project Architect: Mark Austin
Year: 2014
Photographs: Peter Bennetts, Tess Kelly

Patterson Street Residence / Jost Architects

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Architects: Jost Architects
Location: Patterson Street, VIC 3206,
Architect In Charge: Patrick Jost
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andrew Wuttke

Camperdown Childcare / CO-AP

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Architects: CO-AP
Location: 58 Denison Street, NSW 2050,
Area: 588.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Ross Honeysett

Alexandria House 2 / Pivot

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Architects: Pivot
Location: NSW 2015, Australia
Area: 144.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Justin Alexander

Surgeon’s Rooms / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: Melbourne VIC,
Design Team: Fiona Dunin, Andrew Carija, Robert Kolak, Owen Castley
Year: 2014
Photographs: John Gollings

New City Square in Perth Reconnects Urban Landscape, Honors an Indigenous Warrior

Courtesy of Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority

The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority of Perth has released conceptual images for what is to become the city’s latest public space, designed by a team comprised of Aspect Studios, Iredale Pedersen Hook, and Lyons Architecture. With construction to begin in mid-2015 and slated for completion in 2017, the square takes its name from Yagan, an Indigenous Australian warrior of ’s local Noongar people. Integral to early resistance against British colonization, Yagan’s tenacity, leadership, and subsequent execution by settlers have cemented his role in Indigenous Australian folklore. Read more about this significant acknowledgement of Indigenous history after the break.

Hello House / OOF!

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Architects: OOF!
Location: VIC, Australia
Architect In Charge: Fooi-Ling Khoo
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nic Granleese

Deakin Trade Training Centre / Y2 Architecture

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Architects: Y2 Architecture
Location: VIC 3500,
Collaborators: Matthew Dwyer, Peter Tonkin, Felicity Brown, Damien Ferlazzo, Stuart Redmond
Area: 2000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Zachary Couyant

Stirling House / Mac-Interactive Architects

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Architects: Mac-Interactive Architects
Location: NSW, Australia
Architect In Charge: Andy Macdonald
Photographs: Tom Ferguson , Murray Fredericks

The Nelson / Techne Architecture + Interior Design

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Architects: Techne Architecture + Interior Design
Location: 56 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182,
Project Director: Justin Northrop
Architect: Dale McDougall
Area: 82.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Tom Blachford

Open Call: 2015 Australian Architect in Residence Program

AIA National Award Winner: Prahran Hotel / Techne Architects. Image © Peter Clarke

Applications have opened for the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2015 Droga Architect in Residence program. The Droga residency, one of only a few architectural residencies worldwide, offers successful applicants the opportunity to engage with the Australian architecture community over a 12 week period. Submissions are invited from practitioners based outside for residencies available between June and December 2015.