Fitzroy North House / Nic Owen Architects

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Architects: Nic Owen Architects
Location: Fitzroy North, Victoria,
Architect In Charge:
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Rhiannon Slatter

M2 / John Wardle Architects + Swanbury Penglase

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Architects: Swanbury Penglase, John Wardle Architects
Location: Mawson Lakes, Adelaide,
Project Partners: -Architects in Association, Wilson Architects-Laboratory and Education Consultant
Area: 7300.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Sam Noonan

Albatross / BGD Architects

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Architects: BGD Architects
Location: Mermaid Beach, QLD
Architect In Charge: , Bayden Goddard, Peter Fraser, Ion Chiet, Aaron Beattie
Interior Designers: Sonia Hill, BGD Architects, Edge Design & Interiors, POD (FF&E)
Structural Engineering: Cozens Regan Williams Prove
Lighting Design: Tony Dowthwaite
Area: 1,500 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Remco Jansen

Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996-2006

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Taking place at the Japan Foundation Gallery in from April 2-May 1, Parallel Nippon, a world-class exhibition, will feature Japan’s most influential architects including 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Toyo Ito, Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Kenzo Tange, SANAA, and many more. Containing over 100 large-scale photo panels of landmark designs, architectural models and video footage, the exhibition is divided into four thematic sections: Urban, Life, Culture and Living, a cross-sectional view of Japanese society. These areas represent the revolutionary, innovative and progressive architectural achievements realized not only in Japan but across the world as projects of Japanese architects. More information after the break.

With a specific focus on the decade of 1996 – 2006, Parallel Nippon is a collection of creative architectural solutions that reflect the social and cultural context of contemporary Japan. During the mid-1990s, Japan faced an economic recession. There was an escalation in urban migration, birth-rate was on the decline and an aging population was on the rise, transforming the standard family structure.

This period became commonly known as Japan’s transition from the ‘bubble’ to ‘post bubble’ period. Faced with the rapidly changing landscape, a new generation of architects were forced to re-evaluate their approach to design from an ‘expanding city’ model to a ‘continuous city’ outlook. Their quest led to radical results and creative possibilities for the new era and beyond.

Due to the large scale of the exhibition, it will be divided and presented into two parts: Urban & Life from April 2-13 and Culture & Living from April 17-May 1.

For more information, please visit here.

Melbourne Set to Build Tallest Skyscraper in Southern Hemisphere

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Melbourne, is about to reach new heights with 108, a hotel and apartment tower designed by Fender Katsalidis. Last week the government of Victoria gave Australia 108 the green light to be built in the Southbank area. Upon completion, the tower will rise up 108 levels and 388 meters tall, which would make it the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

More about Australia 108’s design after the break…

Hewlett Street House / MPR Design Group

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Architects: MPR Design Group
Location: Hewlett Street, Bronte,
Project Architect: Sebastian Kaintoch
Design Team: Kevin NG, Sebastian Kaintoch
Area: 332 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of MPR Design Group

Gold Coast International Design Competition

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Launching Tuesday, March 26, Council of the City of Gold Coast is calling participants to compete for the opportunity to design a landmark cultural ‘heart and soul’ on 11 hectares of the stunning Evandale site on ’s Gold Coast. The Council’s vision for the site includes a Living Arts Centre, for performing arts and cinema; a New Arts Museum for media, art and design; a stunning outdoor garden Artscape and a green bridge to adjacent Chevron Island. Concepts will need to be distinctive and innovative and will have to respond to a comprehensive design brief. The winning design will evolve into the city’s creative commons, a place loved by residents and a must-see visitor destination. For more information, please visit here.

House Boone Murray / Tribe Studio Architects

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Architects: Tribe Studio Architects
Location: Sydney,
Architect In Charge: Hannah Tribe, Ricci Bloch
Builder: JLS Construction
Area: 197 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Hamer Hall / ARM Architecture

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Architects: ARM Architecture
Location: Southbank VIC 3006
Design Team: Ian McDougall, Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, Neil Masterton, Peter Bickle, Stephen Davies, Jonothan Cowle, Andrea Wilson, Rhonda Mitchell, Doug Dickson, William Pritchard, Paul Buckley, Justin Fagnani, Sarah Lake, Tom Denham, Matthew Ginnever, Allira Davies, Tim Brooks, Asako Miura, Andrew Lilleyman, Aaron Poupard, Andrew Ta, Deborah Rowe, Jason Lee, Ken Billan, Lee Lambrou, Mark Raggatt, Martine De Flander, Monique Brady, Mordechai Toor, Natalie Lysenko, Sarah Box, Sarah Lake, Simon Shiel, Tobi Pederson, Tom Denham, Tom Marsh
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings, Peter Bennetts

Beach House / Teeland

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Architects: Teeland
Location: Little Cove, Noosa, Queensland,
Architect In Charge:
Structural Engineer: AD Structure
Landscape: Teeland and Clegg Design
Builder: JW Constructions
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nic Granleese, Jon Linkins

The New Old / Jessica Liew

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Location: Inner city , Victoria
Area: 360.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jaime Diaz-Berrio, Jessica Liew

Wanangkura Stadium / ARM Architecture

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Architects: ARM Architecture
Location: South Hedland,
Design Team: Howard Raggatt, Andrew Lilleyman, Sophie Cleland, Rhonda Mitchell, Tim Pyke, Sarah Lake, Jenny Watson
Area: 4500.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Hunter Medical Research Institute / Denton Corker Marshall + SKM-S2F Architects

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Architects: Denton Corker Marshall + SKM-S2F Architects
Location: Newcastle, NSW,
Area: 15,900 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Denton Corker Marshall and SKM-S2F Architects in Association

The Yardmaster’s Building / McBride Charles Ryan

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Architects: McBride Charles Ryan
Location: Melbourne,
Design Team: Rob McBride, Debbie Ryan, Drew Williamson, Andrew Hayne, Fang Cheah, Michelle James, Scott Crowe, Johanna Brunner, Angela Woda, David Fraser
Area: 1,350 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: John Gollings

Green Square Library and Plaza Competition Entry / Felix

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The Green Square Library and Plaza designed by Felix aims to be truly new public arena which will act as the hub of the vibrant community. Their design presents a building and landscape that engenders a contemporary public space for the community.  Understanding the demands of a contemporary public library, the plaza has been designed as an essential part of the library’s function. With the proliferation of printed books, the reading room, once the center of the library’s function, is revisited in this library as an experience through the multi-functional community orientated space. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Weatherboard House / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: ,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

TreeHouse / FMD Architects

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Architects: FMD Architects
Location: , Australia
Year: 2009
Photographs: Shannon MacGrath

Eden Art Wall Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

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Architects: Tony Owen Partners
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Tony Owen
Project Team: Tony Owen, Andres Caceras, Wendy Tong, Raymond Ng
Photographs: Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners