Gehry To Design Sydney’s Next Architectural Icon

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Frank Gehry, in collaboration with construction giant Lend Lease, will design and construct the new 12-storey UTS building – said to be ’s most distinctive project since the Opera House. The building, which will consist of 320,000 homely brown bricks, laid by hand, is due to be completed in mid-2014. Mr. Gehry has described the building’s internal structure as being like a “tree house”, designed to encourage a sense of “creative play”. The building will be built on the former Dairy Farmers site between the ABC Ultimo Centre and the Powerhouse Museum and hold up to 2000 students and 390 academics. More information after the break.

Abbotsford Residence / Chan Architecture

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Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: Abbotsford, Melbourne,
Design Team: Anthony Chan, Miriam Harris, Mei Yang, Michelle Ng
Year: 2012
Photographs: Folded Bird Photography (Brendan Finn)

Block House / Taylor + Reynolds

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Architects: Taylor + Reynolds
Location: Kew, , Victoria
Architects: Lauren Taylor, Jeremy Reynolds
Area: 554 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Patrick Reynolds

Woolamai House / Kerstin Thompson Architects

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Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects
Location: Woolamai, Victoria,
Design Team: Thompson, Kelley Mackay, Lynn Chew, Erica Diakoff, Julian Patterson
Area: 275 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility / HBO+EMTB

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Architects: HBO+EMTB
Location: Melbourne,
Area: 20,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

The Good House / Crone Partners

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Architects: Crone Partners
Location: Sandringham, Victoria,
Director/ Designer: Matthew Smith
Developer/ Contractor: Good Constructions
Year: 2010
Photographs: Derek Swalwell & Peter Clarke

Hill House / Andrew Maynard Architects

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Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
Location: Melbourne, Victoria,
Team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin, Tommy Joo
Building Surveyor: Metro Building Surveying
Engineer: Robin Bliem & Associates
Builder: Ficus Constructions
Landscaping: Bonnie Grant
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Granleese, Courtesy of Andrew Maynard Architects

House at Big Hill / Kerstin Thompson Architects

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Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects
Location: , Victoria,
Design Team: Kerstin Thompson, Lynn Chew, Laurence Dragomir, Julian Patterson, Sophie Herel, Michael Artemenko, Gemma Hohnen, Jacqui Alexander
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Carrum Downs Police Station / Kerstin Thompson Architects

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Architects: Kerstin Thompson Architects
Location: Carrum Downs, Victoria,
Design Team: Kerstin Thompson, Kelley Mackay, Scott Diener, Mike Macleod, Jacqui Alexander, Laurence Dragomir
Area: 2,080 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Green Square Library & Plaza Competition Entry / Bild + INDEX

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Presenting a public art strategy deeply embedded within the design of the building & plaza as a whole, the proposal by Bild + INDEX is entwined and inseparable from the aesthetic, function, and environmental performance of the plaza and building as a unified design proposition. The key element of this strategy is the use of text as an aesthetic motif, acting as a functional and environmental performance element within the design. In the library’s traditional role as the community’s repository for and interface with information, text and typography have enormous historic resonance and offers significant potential in negotiating the project’s interaction in the wider urban domain. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Green Square Library & Plaza Design Competition Entry / Hyunjoon Yoo Architects

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Hyunjoon Yoo Architects shared with us their proposal for the Green Square Library & Plaza Design in . By locating the building on the west side of the park, this gave them the opportunity to integrate the library and the transport corridor together. The architects believe that a good library is the one that allows people to read books with nature. Therefore, they folded the park on the site to make a terrace garden on each floor of the library. People can read the book facing the garden, and sometimes they can get out and enjoy the fresh air. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Biosciences Research Building / Lyons

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Architects: Lyons
Location: , Australia
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Kane Offices / MARC&CO + coarchitecture

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Architects: MARC&CO + coarchitecture
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Builder: Kane Constructions
Workstations: Custom made designed by
Lights: Domo, Klik Systems
Area: 650 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jon Linkins

Delany House / Jorge Hrdina Architects

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Architects: Jorge Hrdina Architects
Location: Seaforth, Sydney
Architect In Charge: Jorge Hrdina
Project Team: John Marshall, Terry Bail, Tracy Loveridge, Dan North
Structural Engineer: D’Ambrosio Consulting
Lighting Consultant: LDP Lighting
Area: 745 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brigid Arnott

Splitters Creek House / Nest Architects

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Architects: Nest Architects
Location: Splitters Creek,
Design Team: Emilio Fuscaldo & Imogen Pullar
Site Area: 36,000 sqm
Area: 333 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Granleese

BIG and Diller Scofidio Renfro shortlisted for Barangaroo Central

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The of Sydney’s an inner-city waterfront precinct of Barangaroo is making progress, as the Barangaroo Delivery Authority (BDA) has announced the five teams shortlisted for the master planning services for Barangaroo Central. The project will complete the long term vision for Barangaroo, which was masterplanned by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, by forming the “heart of the site” that will be the transition along the waterfront walk from the southern urban and commercial spaces to the natural form six hectare of the Headland Park.

The full shortlist includes:

Blairgowrie House / Intermode

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Architects: Intermode
Location: Rye, Victoria,
Project Collaborators: Carr Design Group VCON
Year: 2012
Area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Katsumata Centre / James Deans & Associates

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Architects: James Deans & Associates
Location: Bell Post Hill, ,
Project Architects: James Deans, Mike Nowson
Client: Kardinia International College
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tim Loft