Rosalie Residence / Richard Kirk Architect

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
Location: Brisbane, Queensland,
Completed: 2010
Structural & Civil Engineers: NJA Consulting
Electrical Engineer: Ken Gallienne & Associates
Hydraulic Engineer: Cushway Blackford
Mechanical Engineer: Ralph Engineering Concepts
Photographs: Scott Burrows


The University of Wollongong AIIM / SKM – S2F

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Architects: SKMS2F
Location: ,
Client: The University of Wollongong
Photographs: Courtesy of SKM – S2F


Balmain House / Carter Williamson Architects

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Architects: Carter Williamson Architects
Location: Sydney,
Project Team: Shaun Carter (Project Architect), Patrick Fitzgerald (Project Designer)
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Trunk House / Paul Morgan Architects

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Architects: Paul Morgan Architects
Location: , Victoria, Australia
Project Team: Paul Morgan, Andrej Vodstrcil, Jennifer Wood, Monica Shanley, Ying-lan Dann, William Golding, Melissa Thong, Jo Scicluna
Project Area: 85 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Annexe / Searle x Waldron Architecture

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Architects: Searle x Waldron Architecture
Location: ,
Client: City of Ballarat, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Project Team: Nick Searle, Suzannah Waldron
Area: 131 sqm footprint / 187 sqm covered area
Completion: 2011
Cost: AUD$550,000
Photographs: John Gollings

Vivid Sydney: Festival of Lights 2012

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is once again illuminated by the fourth annual Vivid’s Festival of Light 2012 that celebrates the creative industries with light shows, music, design ideas conferences and entrepreneurship conferences. The seventeen-day festival, which started on May 25 and will run until June 11th, features light shows and graphics projected on buildings, concerts, lectures and conferences. This round of light projections will have over 50 installations and includes cityscapes, street furniture, monuments and emblematic buildings like the Sydney Opera House.

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HP Tree House / mmp Architects

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Coinciding with our earlier post announcing the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre as recipient of the 2012 Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year, the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded this rainforest tree house as the 2012 House of the Year. Suspended above the forest floor on a secluded and private lot on the flanks of Mt Whitfield in , mmp Architects strived to create a low maintenance home that embodies a relaxed ambience, structural honesty, plentiful natural light and airflow, and generous reference to the site and the forest.

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Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre / Charles Wright Architects

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Camouflaged in an Australian rainforest located in Far North Queensland, this unique gateway into the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre is the recipient of the 2012 Eddie Oribin Award for Building of the Year presented by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). In June 2009, Charles Wright Architects (CWA) was invited by the Cairns Regional Council to enter a limited competition for the design of a new Visitors’ Centre for the Cairns Botanical Gardens. The Council sought fresh and challenging ideas to create a memorable piece of tropical architecture that would blend seamlessly into the surrounding environment.

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Black Box / Tina Tziallas + Factor Design

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Architects: Tina Tziallas + Factor Design
Location: Wildes Meadow, Southern Highlands, New South Wales,
Client: Inteweave
Completion Date: February 2012
Site Area: Interior Space Approx 100 sqm
External Glazing: Renlita
External Products: Highly Tinted External Glazing on Front of Building; Remaining external surfaces rendered and painted black
Interior Fitout: Factor Design
Photographs: Holly Treadaway


Fitzroy Terrace / Welsh & Major Architects

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Architects: Welsh & Major Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Shu Fun Kwan
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Builder: Kings NSW
Total Building Size: 183 sqm
Photgrapher: Brett Boardman


A-G House / dKO Architecture

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Architects: dKO Architecture
Location: , Australia
Project Team: Michael Drescher, Jesse Linardi, Dana Goldberg, Oliver Ingram, Georgia Cannon
Contractor: Element Constructions Pty Ltd
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 450 sqm
Collaborators: ASA Building Consultants, Adams Consulting Engineers, Energylab, Brighton Pools
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

House 6 / Welsh & Major


Architects: Welsh & Major
Location: , Australia
Project Team: David Welsh, Christine Major, Min Dark
Structural & Civil Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Total Building Size: 165 sqm
Photographs: Welsh & Major, Paul Bradshaw

Gordons Bay House / Luigi Rosselli Architects

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Architects: Luigi Rosselli Architects
Location: , Australia
Project Architect: Corrado Palleschi
Interior Designer: Alexandra Donohoe
Landscape Architect: Terragram
Builder: Moulds Constructions
Joiner: Corelli Joinery
Structural & Hydraulic Engineer: Rooney and Bye Pty Ltd
Photographs: Justin Alexander, Richard Glover

Aireys Inlet House / Turco & Associates

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Architect: Turco & Associates assisted by Mitsuori Architects
Location: Aireys Inlet, Victoria,
Project Team: Michael Turco, Matt Chamberlain, Michael Giese, Melissa Lim
Structural Engineer: M.R. Anderson Consulting Engineers
Builder: BDH Constructions
Completion: 2010
Building Area: 194 sqm
Site Area: 4,402 sqm
Photographs: Michael Giese, Jeremy Davis


Grange Road Kindergarten / Bloxas

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Architects: Bloxas - Black Line One X Architecture Studio
Location: , Australia
Completion: 2012
Client: Grange Road Kindergarten Association and Bayside City Council
Photographs: Ben Hosking


New House At Milton St Elwood Victoria / Jost Architects

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Architects: Jost Architects – Patrick Jost
Location: Milton St, , Victoria,
Area: 430 sqm
Photographs: Tara Pearce, Patrick Jost

Melissa Store in Melbourne / Edwards Moore

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Architects: Edwards Moore
Location: ,
Project Team: Ben Edwards, Juliet Moore, Leo Dewitte, Jacqueline Nguyen
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennett

Tusculum Residence / Smart Design Studio

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Architects: Smart Design Studio
Location: , Australia
Client: Kevin O’Neill and Johnson Chan
Project Team: William Smart, Victoria Judge, Richard Storey, Edmund Spencer
Construction: 2010
Gross Floor Area: 325 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Smart Design Studio