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

© Dianna Snape

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

Kane Offices / MARC&CO + coarchitecture

© Jon Linkins

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

Delany House / Jorge Hrdina Architects

© Brigid Arnott

Architects: Jorge Hrdina Architects
Location: Seaforth, Australia
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

© Nic Granleese

Architects: Nest Architects
Location: , Australia
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

Barangaroo Artist Impression © Barangaroo Delivery Authority

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

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Intermode
Location: , , Australia
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

Woodend Residence / Intermode

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Intermode
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Project Collaborators: Carr Design Group VCON
Year: 2011
Area: 523 sqm
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Kyneton Residence / Intermode

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Intermode
Location: , , Australia
Project Collaborators: Carr Design Group VCON
Year: 2011
Area: 418 sqm
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Sugar Gum House / Rob Kennon Architects

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Rob Kennon Architects
Location: Otways, Victoria,
Area: 210 sqm
Engineer: Yttrup
Photographs: Derek Swalwell, Courtesy of Rob Kennon Architect

Kilmore House / Intermode

© Derek Swalwell

Architects: Intermode
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Project Collaborators: Carr Design Group VCON
Year: 2008
Area: 850 sqm
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Flemington Primary School / Maddison Architects

© Amir Shayan

Architects: Maddison Architects
Location: Flemington, Victoria,
Principal: Peter Maddison
Design Director: Kim McLaren
Project Architect: Chris Jones
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 1,000 sqm
Photographs: Amir Shayan

Video: 1 Bligh Office Tower / Ingenhoven Architects

Peter Hyatt, of Hyatt and Associates, shared with us his recently completed 53-minute documentary on the 1 Bligh Office Tower. Designed by Ingenhoven Architects, the building is the first office tower in Sydney to get the highest score in the Australian “Green Star”-standard, a “6 Star/World Leadership”-certification. Derived from view corridors and the solar orientation, the 30-storey transparent office building offers unobstructed views of the world famous Harbor Bridge of Sydney and complements the opposite Farrer Place to create one of downtown Sydney’s most attractive urban spaces.

Edgecliff Medical Centre / Enter Architecture

© Brett Boardman

Architects: Enter Architecture
Location: NSW, Australia
Architect In Charge: Patrick Keane
Design Team: Johanna Doerfel
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Beaumaris House / Maddison Architects

© Gerrard Warrener

Architects: Maddison Architects
Location: , Australia
Design Team: Drew Carling, Peter Maddison, Petra Mueller
Photographs: Gerrard Warrener, Rhiannon Slatter

Ridge Road Residence / StudioFour

© Shannon McGrath

Architects: StudioFour
Location: The Ridge Road, Moonah Links Golf Course, Fingal,
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Shannon McGrath