Architects: hungerford+edmunds + OCULUS
Location: New Acton Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Client: Molonglo Group
Collaborators: Molonglo Group (client), PBS (builder), Oculus (landscape), Arup (ESD), Design Office (interior fit-out) and Clear (graphic design)
Area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Nic Bailey
Drawing inspiration from Geelong’s history and from a future with strong visions of sustainability and independence, the ‘Sea Dragon’, designed by JOH Architects, is a wind driven sculptural sea monster in the heart of Geelong, a bay orientated port city with a history of both farming and industry connections. This industrial machine like creature will guard the Geelong harbour like nothing in this proud city’s history while remaining fearlessly independent drawing energy from the harbor’s natural environment. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Supple Design shared with us their Sydney Architecture Walks, which consists of an ongoing series of public walking and bicycle tours of Sydney that use contemporary architecture to open up conversations political, cultural, economic and environmental. Their premise is that cities are made not found, so architecture becomes the lens to open up other conversations.
Cutting edge, daring and edgy stuff is what gets them up in the morning. Projects that provoke, explore, push boundaries and reveal something of Sydney’s (grimy) pulse. So the city acts as ‘sign’ or signifier of a bunch of ideas and tendencies simmering quietly beneath the surface. They want you to really feel the city. They want you to get stung by architecture! For more information, please visit here.
Architects: Bruce Stafford & Associates
Location: Vaucluse, Sydney, Australia
BSA Design Team: Bruce Stafford, Anna Antoniades, Rachel Kayode
Interior Design: Arent and Pyke
Structural Engineer: Geoff Ninnes Fong
Contractor: C.E. Pilcher & Son
Quantity Surveyor: Heyman Cohen
Landscape Consultant: Jane Grossberg
Photographs: Karl Beath
Designed for the Boral Brick Awards 2011-2012, ‘The Urban Cloak’ proposal by Jonathan Gibb is an addition to an existing inner city 2 storey brick building, to adapt and add a multi-levelled apartment building. A cloaked figure; standing amongst the debris of style, industry and waste: veiled by a multiplicity of individual bricks, reading as one. At once a sun and rain screen, and veiling against on-lookers sight. The existing building is left, but affected by the new. Its old roof is discarded and the paint of the facade shed, revealing the identity of the brick. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Shaun Lockyer Architects
Location: New Farm, Brisbane, Australia
Project Team: Shaun Lockyer – Design Principal; Shane Marsh – Project Architect; Richard Pain – Architectural Technician; Corinne Bolton – Interiors
Structural Engineer: Westera Partners
General Contractor: Waymore Constructions
Project Year: 2011
Floor Area: 160 sqm (existing), 42 sqm (additional area)
Photographs: Aperture Photography
Architects: POPOVbass Architects
Location: Potts Point, NSW, Australia
Practice team: Alex Popov, Brian Bass Shayne Evans, Leigh Woodley, Rob Meneses, AyaMaceda, NikDunoski
Consultant/Construction team: Fozzard’s Consulting Engineer – Structural Consultant Illias Design Group Pty Ltd – Hydraulic Consultant
Photographs: Courtesy of POPOVbass Architects