Studio Fuksas Selected to Design Canberra’s Australia Forum

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Italian architects Studio Fuksas have been selected, along with -based Guida Moseley Brown Architects, to design the Australia Forum, a new national convention centre in Canberra, Australia. Located at one apex of Central Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle, describe their design as a “completely transparent and permeable” volume which is “in constant dialogue with the urban context and the environment,” integrating into the surrounding hills and the nearby Lake Burley Griffin by reflecting their presence in its skin.

Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen

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Architects: Phamily Kitchen
Location: 374 Smith Street, VIC 3066,
Architect In Charge: Mathew Van Kooy
Photographs: Daniel Aulsebrook

Tree Top Studio / Max Pritchard

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Architects: Max Pritchard
Location: Adelaide SA,
Builder :
Area: 25.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Sam Noonan

New Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital / Lyons + Conrad Gargett

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Architects: Lyons, Conrad Gargett
Location: South Bank 3, Clem Jones Promenade, QLD 4101,
Area: 115000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Lyons, Conrad Gargett

Holiday House / BKK Architects

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Architects: BKK Architects
Location: Mornington Peninsula, VIC,
Design Team: Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Tim Black, George Huon, Jane Caught, Stephanie Bullock, Madeleine Beech, David Sacher, Julian Faelli, Phil Moloughney, Simon Linardi
Area: 240.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

North Perth House / Jonathan Lake Architects

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Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects
Location: WA 6006,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Robert Frith

Denton Corker Marshall’s Australian Pavilion to Debut at the 56th Venice Biennale

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The first building to be constructed in Venice in the past two decades, Denton Corker Marshall‘s Australian Pavilion will welcome its first visitors on May 9, as part of the 56th  Biennale.

Envisioned by the architects as a “simple yet confident, memorable garden pavilion… timeless but with vitality, tactility and materiality that [invites] curiosity and engagement,” the project is located in the historic Giardini, and is Venice’s only waterfront pavilion. Replacing Philip Cox‘s 1988 temporary structure, the pavilion features a white interior exhibition space allowing art to be the main focal point, and in which the work of Australian photographic artist Fiona Hall will be displayed upon the pavilion’s opening in May. View previous coverage of the pavilion here.

Aireys House / Byrne Architects

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Architects: Byrne Architects
Location: VIC 3231, Australia
Design Team: Nicholas Byrne, James Jamison, Aaron Polson
Area: 377.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Fenwick Street House / Julie Firkin Architects

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Architects: Julie Firkin Architects
Location: VIC, Australia
Area: 105.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Christine Francis

Boandyne House / SVMSTUDIO

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Architects: SVMSTUDIO
Location: 16 Boandyne Court, Toorak VIC 3142,
Architect In Charge: Steven Mittelman
Area: 500.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andy Gibson, Jake Nowakowski

Call for Submissions: Archonic Magazine #2 “Disassemble”

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Sydney-based collective Project Archonic is currently accepting submissions for Archonic Magazine, a quarterly publication exploring the nexus between architecture, art, and design. Themed “Disassemble” and prompting creatives to deconstruct, re-evaluate, and reconfigure their surroundings, the marks the second issue compiled by Project Archonic, and is expected to launch in March 2015. Learn more about the and view spreads from the previous issue after the break.

Mackay Terrace / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: Bardon QLD,
Project Architects: Shaun Lockyer, Jennifer Negline
Area: 400.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Scott Burrows Photography

Lucky Penny / Biasol Design Studio

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Architects: Biasol Design Studio
Location: VIC,
Area: 115.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Martina Gemmola

Five Firms Selected for Final Stage of Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

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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: VIC 3206,
Builder: Mark Projects, Marcus Hamilton
Engineer: Co-Struct, Mark Postill
Area: 51.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts