GPT / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: ,
Project Team: Alissandra Johnston, Tessa Melick
Project Manager: Buildcorp Group
Area: 3,700 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Tyrone Branigan

Royal Botanic Garden Sustainable Masterplan Proposal / Grant Associates

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Grant Associates, the UK landscape architects behind Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, has just been appointed by the Royal Botanics and Domain Trust in to help develop a new sustainable masterplan for the historic Royal Botanic Garden, and adjacent public Domain. Working alongside Cox Richardson Architects and Planners, Grant Associates will be responsible for developing the landscape strategy and public realm elements of the new masterplan which includes an area of 64 hectares on a spectacular location bordering the iconic Sydney Harbor waterfront. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Prahran Hotel / Techne Architects

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Architects: Techne Architects
Location: Victoria,
Project/Design Director: Justin Northrop
Project Architect: Steve McKeag
Architect In Charge: Alex Lake
Area: 550 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Clarke

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Third Prize Winning Proposal / Nic Moore + Monica Earl

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Designed by architects Nic Moore and Monica Earl, in collaboration with Lea Fernandez, Darryl Chandler, and Terence Yong, their third prize winning proposal for the Lodge on the Lake understands that a new Lodge needs both to fulfill the requirements of a complex brief, but also to be a strong symbol of Australian domestic and political values. This scheme is sited at the tip of Attunga Point and requires the sculpting of the Lake’s shore in order to bury a low landscape building in the ridge of the promontory. This building is made by fingers of heavy earthen walls, which project into the Lake. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Fremantle Additions / Jonathan Lake Architects

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Architects: Jonathan Lake Architects
Location: Western Australian,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robert Frith

Emergency Shelter Winning Design / Nic Gonsalves + Nic Martoo

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Young Australian designers, Nic Gonsalves and Nic Martoo from leading architecture firm Conrad Gargett Riddel, have won an international award for their innovative emergency shelter design for victims of natural and man-made disasters. Showcased in ’s King George Square last year and having recently toured to Melbourne’s Federation Square last month, their design provides ease of fabrication without the use mechanical tools; a place to house both occupants and their belongings; and the ability to control the level of engagement with the outside world through a flexible skin of solid, translucent and transparent shingles. More images and the designers’ description after the break.

River Room / Shaun Lockyer Architects

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Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: Chelmer, Brisbane,
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Design Team: Jen Lambkin, Corinne Bolton
Area: 292 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Scott Burrows

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Stephen Collier Architects

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In this proposal for a new Australian Prime Ministers lodge, the core concept focused around the question; ‘What if the British had embraced Indigenous culture in 1788?’ Designed by Stephen Collier Architects, they propose to reconfigure and redefine this boundary of the lodge as a ring of landscape that is retained for public use. This land would be defined by a cluster of deciduous trees while public access to Lake Burley Griffin for all Australians will remain in perpetuity. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taringa House / Loucas Zahos Architects

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Architects: Loucas Zahos Architects
Location: Brisbane, 
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Con Zahos, George Hazell
Area: 509 sqm
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

The Lodge on the Lake Winning Proposal / Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies

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Designed by Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, and Jack Davies, the winning proposal for The Lodge on the Lake returns to the issues bound up in Australian identity and issues of modernity. The lodge is both a development and a critique of the Australian relationship of landscape and dwelling, through an intersection of public assembly, intimate domesticity, and ground plane. From the composed house atop a plinth, to the slippages and interpolations that unravel down toward the lake, the lodge on the lake is a democratic marriage of land and architectural typology, introspective private dwelling, and public assembly. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Main Ridge House / McAllister Alcock Architects

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Architects: McAllister Alcock Architects
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Karen Alcock, Clare McAllister, Maria Danos, Brett Seakins, Jack Tu
Photographs: Derek Swalwell, Shannon McGrath

Holy Family School / Ferrier Baudet Architects

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Architects: Ferrier Baudet Architects
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Ferrier Baudet Architects
Year: 2011
Photographs: David Sandison

Currimundi Beach House / Loucas Zahos Architects

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Architects: Loucas Zahos Architects
Location: , Australia
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Area: 329.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Adam Sebastian West

‘The Lodge on the Lake’ Competition Entry / Other Architects

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Titled ‘A House That Floods’, the design for The Lodge on the Lake by Other Architects imagined re-inserting the narrative of the flooding and emptying Lake George  into the benign, artificial landscape of . The movement of water acts as a spatial device that dictates and clarifies the otherwise overlapping and confused functions of the Prime Minister’s Lodge. Drained or submerged at certain times, the spaces of the house are optimized for ceremonial events and domestic life, public access and secret meetings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Westbury Crescent Residence / David Barr Architect

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Architects: David Barr Architect
Location: Perth,
Collaborators: Brett Mitchell
Area: 65 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Bo Wong

Harper Lane Apartments / McAllister Alcock Architects in collaboration with Neometro

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Architects: McAllister Alcock Architects
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Collaborators: Neometro Projects
Builder: Icon Construction
Area: 1797.0 sqm
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Elwood Townhouses / McAllister Alcock Architects

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Architects: McAllister Alcock Architects
Location: Elwood, , Australia
Design Team: Karen Alcock, Clare McAllister, Maria Danos, Ariel Lopez
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Suburban Beach House / David Barr + Ross Brewin

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Architects: David Barr + Ross Brewin
Location: Perth,
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robert Frith