Saltwater Coast Lifestyle Centre / NH Architecture

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Architects: NH Architecture
Location: , VIC,
Design Team: Peter Dredge, Hamish Lyon, Andy Gentry, Fiona Collie, Emily Kilvington, Astrid Jenkin, Mitch McTaggart, Chris Reddaway, Silvia Tasani, Jan Vastestaeger, Chad Harrison, Ramiro Marroquin
Completion: 2011
Cost: $6.1 million
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Dandenong Government Services Offices / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL
Location: Melbourne, , Australia
Completion: 2012
Scale: 27,000 sqm
Client: Grocon / EPC Partners
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Nishi Sales Suite and Gallery / hungerford+edmunds + OCULUS

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Architects: hungerford+edmunds + OCULUS 
Location: New Acton Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
Client: Molonglo Group
Collaborators: Molonglo Group (client), PBS (builder), (landscape), Arup (ESD), Design Office (interior fit-out) and Clear (graphic design)
Completion: 2011
Area: 270 sqm
Photographs: Nic Bailey

Lagoon Beach House / Birrelli Architects

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Architects: Birrelli Architects
Location: Tasmania,
Project Team: Ed Gordon, Lynden Jones, Phil Dingemanse, Andrew Geeves, Jack Birrell
Built Area: 255 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Rob Burnett

George Patterson Y&R / HASSELL

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Architects: HASSELL 
Location: , , Australia
Client: George Patterson Y&R
Discipline: Interior Design
Scale: 2,840 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Dianna Snape


‘Sea Dragon’ Sculpture / JOH Architects

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Drawing inspiration from ’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.

Ravenswood School for Girls / BVN

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Architects: BVN
Location: ,
Photographs: Courtesy of BVN 


Monash University Student Housing / BVN

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Architects: BVN Architecture
Photographs: Courtesy of BVN Architecture


Narbethong Community Hall / BVN

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Architects: BVN
Location: , Australia
Photographs: Courtesy of BVN


Sydney Architecture Walks / Supple Design

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Supple Design shared with us their Sydney Architecture Walks, which consists of an ongoing series of public walking and bicycle tours of 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.

Elysium / Richard Kirk Architect

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Architects: Richard Kirk Architect
Location: , Sunshine Coast, Queensland,
Completed: 2008
Structural Engineer: Bornhorst & Ward
Hydraulic Engineer: Cooper & Associates
Photographs: Scott Burrows

G House / Bruce Stafford & Associates

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Architects: Bruce Stafford & Associates
Location: Vaucluse, , 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

Elliott Ripper House / Christopher Polly Architect

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Architects: Christopher Polly Architect
Location: Rozelle, ,
Builder: Paul King Pty Ltd
Structural Engineer: Simpson Design Associates
Landscape Architect: Carmichael Studios
Area: 161 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Brett Boardman


Bondi Penthouse / MPR Design Group

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Architects: MPR Design Group
Location: Bondi, 
Design Team: Kevin Ng and Brian Meyerson
Year: 2010
Area: Approximately 180 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman


Skirt + Rock House / MCK Architects

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Architects: MCK Architects
Location: , NSW,
Completed: 2011
Builder: Artechne
Landscape Architect: Spirit Level
Photographs: Richard Glover


The Urban Cloak: Apartment – Brickwerks / Jonathan Gibb

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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.

Portland Street Duplex / MPR Design Group

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Architects: MPR Design Group
Location: , New South Wales, Australia
Design Team: Kevin Ng, Luke Durack and Brian Meyerson
Completion: 2011
Area: Approximately 750 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman


Beaumaris Dental / Demaine Partnership

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Architects: Demaine Partnership
Location: 7 North Concourse, Beaumaris, Victoria,
Project Architect: Craig Barkla
Project Team: Alan Driscoll, Andrea Zidziunas, Natasa Markovic
Client: BC Dental p/l
Cost: $2.4m
Completion: 2011
Photographs: Peter Clarke