‘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: , 
Architect In Charge: Loucas Zahos Architects
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: Main Ridge,
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: , Australia
Architect In Charge:
Year: 2011
Photographs: David Sandison

Currimundi Beach House / Loucas Zahos Architects

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Architects: Loucas Zahos Architects
Location: , Australia
Architect In Charge:
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, Australia
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,
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, Victoria,
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: , Australia
Area: 150 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Robert Frith

Stonnington Pound Development / Architecture Matters

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Architects: Architecture Matters
Location: Malvern, , Australia
Project Director: Anthony Gionfriddo
Project Architect: Rebecca Dodd
Area: 179.53 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christopher Alexander

Bluff House / Inarc Architects

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Architects: Inarc Architects
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria,
Directors: Reno Rizzo & Christopher Hansson
Project Architect: Wilson Tang
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Clarke

Park Lane House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

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Architects: Kennedy Nolan Architects
Location: , Australia
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Patrick Kennedy, Rachel Nolan, Victoria Reeves, Adriana Hanna
Area: 256 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Wilkinson Eyre Wins Crown Sydney Hotel Resort Competition

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has won an international competition to design “Sydney’s next masterpiece.” Selected over three other shortlisted firms – Renzo Piano, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill, and KPF – the London-based practice will now be responsible for the design of a $1.5 billion sculptural icon to host a six-star Crown Sydney resort on a 6000-square-meter site in the inner-city waterfront precinct of Barangaroo.

Paling Fence House / NASA

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Architects: – National Architecture Space Administration
Location: Melbourne,
Project Architect: Aldo Agustin
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Koenning

One One Eagle Street / Cox Rayner Architects

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Architects: Cox Rayner Architects
Location: 111 Eagle Street, ,
Area: 64,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones, Florian Groehn, Stefan Jannides, Leon McBride, Scott Needham

Lavender Bay Boatshed / Stephen Collier Architects

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Architects: Stephen Collier Architects
Location: ,
Area: 315 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts