Orange Regional Museum Winning Proposal / Crone Partners

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Organically revealing itself from the ground, the Crone Partners‘ winning design for the Regional Museum aims to respectfully integrate a new building and program to the existing cultural precinct. Additionally, the architects intend to create a new identity whilst strengthening current civic conditions within the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Profile House / Black Line One X Architecture Studio

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Architects: Black Line One X Architecture Studio
Location: Brunswick East, Melbourne,
Area: 83 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

UNSW Alumni Park Competition Entry / ASPECT Studios

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ASPECT Studios, in collaboration with Choi Ropiha Fighera, Barbara Flynn Grounds, ARUP, Deuce Design and People for Places and Spaces, was recently selected as one of five finalists by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in a design competition for Alumni Park. In an effort to reconnect the University’s spatial hierarchy and movement patterns, the architects provide clearly articulated wayfinding and circulation routes with the new 2ha ‘Social Spine’. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Braggs / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: , South
Client: University of Adelaide
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Where?House / SASHIMI architecture + design

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Architects: SASHIMI architecture + design
Location: The Argus, Melbourne,
Production Team: Sasha Hadjimouratis, Starr Guzman, Kevin Karlberg, Steve Ward, Louis McCoy
Year: 2012
Photographs: Christine Francis Photography

Green Square Library Competition Entry / John Wardle Architects + ASPECT Studios

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Part park, part urban square and part garden, the public realm of the Green Square Library proposal is a unique landscape offering to this new urban community and is an exemplar of contemporary community public space design and place making. Designed by  John Wardle Architects and landscape architects ASPECT Studios, the public realm is designed to integrate with the program of the library building and facilitate a richness of public experiences and moods by changing scales and tempos. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Taronga Zoo / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Sydney,
Client: Zoological Parks Board of NSW
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

Kauwi Interpretive Centre / Woodhead

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Architects: Woodhead
Location: Lonsdale,
Area: 800 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mark Zed Photography

Crescent House / Andrew Burns Architect

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Architects: Andrew Burns Architect
Location: , Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre / BVN Architecture

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Location: Darlinghurst, ,
Client: Garvan Institute and St Vincent’s and Mater Health
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Aspire Mixed-Use Tower Proposal / Grimshaw Architects

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Emerging from a design excellence competition held by the Parramatta City Council, the Aspire Tower, designed by Grimshaw Architects, is a landmark mixed-use tower set to establish a new benchmark for innovative, passive-environmental design in Australian high-rise developments. Designed to act as a catalyst project for Parramatta Square, the tower provides high density, urban residential living which is not only affordable but also sustainable. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Merricks Beach House / Kennedy Nolan Architects

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Architects: Kennedy Nolan Architects
Location: Merricks Beach, ,
Project Team: Rachel Nolan, Patrick Kennedy, Michael Macleod
Area: 155 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Derek Swalwell

Tinshed / Raffaello Rosselli

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Architects: Raffaello Rosselli
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Raffaello Rosselli
Year: 2011
Photographs: Mark Syke, Richard Carr, Courtesy of Raffaello Rosselli

Green Square Library & Plaza Proposal / Gus Wüstemann Architects

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The proposal for the Green Square Library & Plaza in Syndey rethinks a common emphasis on new technologies and the transformation of a reading room in a library being an inside storage space of books to a public space that communicates with its boundaries. For this design, Gus Wüstemann Architects suggests a bridge from the virtual world to the authentic world, from nature to culture, society and technology. More images and architects’ description after the break.

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science / Lyons

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Architects: Lyons
Location: La Trobe University, ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Dianna Snape, Michael Evans, and Nils Koenning

The Studio / Branch Studio Architects

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Architects: Branch Studio Architects
Location: Victoria,
Architect In Charge: Brad Wray
Design Team: Brad Wray, Nicholas Russo
Area: 25 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Branch Studio Architects

CAPITheticAL Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

first place – The Northern Capital by Ecoscape

The winners of CAPITheticAL, the international competition to design a hypothetical Australian capital city, were announced just last month in Canberra at the Gallery of Australian Design. A hundred years after the original call for design entries for ’s capital city, CAPITheticAL asked professional designers and students to imagine how an Australian national capital might look if created today. Western Australian landscape architecture firm Ecoscape won the $70,000 first prize for its submission, The Northern Capital. More images and information on the winning entries after the break.

Cassell Street House / b.e architecture

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Architects: b.e. Architecture
Location: ,
Design Team: Andrew Piva, Broderick Ely, Jon Boucher, Kris Keen
Construction Team: Bayside Construct
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Clarke