High Street / Alta Architecture

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Architects: Alta Architecture
Location: VIC, Australia
Construction Contractor: R.Z.Owens Constructions
Area: 705.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Our Media Design Studio

Missy Lui Spa / Sasufi

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Architects: Sasufi
Location: 1/1161 High Street, VIC 3143, Australia
Architect In Charge: Anne-Sophie Poirier
Area: 65.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Anne-Sophie Poirier

CTBUH Names One Central Park “Best Tall Building Worldwide” for 2014

One Central Park. Design architect: Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Collaborating architect: PTW Architects. Image © Murray Fredericks

This year’s title of “Best Tall Building Worldwide” has been awarded to One Central Park, in Sydney, Australia. The award, presented by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (), was chosen after a year long selection process across 88 entries in four regions. Senior representatives of each of these four winners presented at the CTBUH Awards Symposium on November 6th at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and the winner was announced at the Awards Dinner following the Symposium. Read on after the break to learn more about the winning building.

Australian Institute of Architects Announce 2014 National Awards

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The Australian Institute of Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 National Architecture . A total of 43 and commendations were given to 36 projects across the 12 national categories. “Projects honored include a housing project with an emphasis on communal spaces, a mental health facility with a welcoming domestic feel, a primary school that provides a sanctuary for the culturally diverse local population and a pro bono surf club that celebrates the coastal features and protects an adjacent fairy penguin habitat.” View them all, after the break.

City West Water / Gray Puksand

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Architects: Gray Puksand
Location: VIC, Australia
Area: 6000.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Mark Duffus

Lune de Sang-Shed 2 / CHROFI

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Architects: CHROFI
Location: Northern Tablelands, NSW,
Project Director : John Choi
Project Leader : Toby Breakspear
Project Team : Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
Area: 2360.0 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Bates Smart Sydney Studio / Bates Smart

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Architects: Bates Smart
Location: 43 Brisbane Street, NSW 2010,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Brent Winstone

Narrabeen House / CHROFI

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Architects: CHROFI
Location: North Narrabeen NSW 2101,
Area: 300.0 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Simon Whitbread

Lune de Sang-Shed 1 / CHROFI

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Architects: CHROFI
Location: Northern Tablelands, NSW,
Project Director : John Choi
Project Leader : Toby Breakspear
Project Team : Steven Fighera, Tai Ropiha, Jerome Cateaux, Clinton Weaver, Linda Lam, Felix Rasch
Area: 1320.0 sqm
Photographs: Brett Boardman

David Chipperfield, Kengo Kuma and Renzo Piano Among 12 Shortlisted for Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Art Gallery of NSW. Image © Flickr CC User Jason Starr

Twelve local and international practices have been invited to participate in a two-stage competition for the “ Modern Project,” a $450 million of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Five practices from the shortlist, which also includes SANAA, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, and Herzog & de Meuron, will move on to produce conceptual designs in the competition’s final round.

“The Sydney Modern vision for expansion and transformation is much more than just a building project,” stated gallery director Dr. Michael Brand. “Through this invited competition the Gallery is seeking ideas that will create an architecturally ambitious, intelligent, sensitive, sustainable and highly functional design. Our site overlooking Sydney Harbor will inspire each of the invited architectural practices, all of whom have extraordinary design skills.”

The invited architectural practices are…

Chris O’Brien Lifehouse / HDR Rice Daubney

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Architects: HDR Rice Daubney
Location: NSW 2050, Australia
Area: 430000.0 ft2
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman, Tyrone Branigan, Simon Grimes

Australian Garden Shelters / BKK Architects

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Architects: BKK Architects
Location: Royal Botanic Gardens , VIC 3977, Australia
Design Team: Tim Black, Julian Kosloff, Simon Knott, Adi Atic
Area: 228.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Port Of Echuca Discovery Centre / JAWSARCHITECTS

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Architects: JAWSARCHITECTS
Location: 74 Murray Esplanade, Echuca VIC 3564,
Project Architect: Catherine Williams
Project Director: Neal Mackintosh
Heritage Architect: David Button
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of JAWSARCHITECTS, Cameron McDougall, Brett Boardman

Artist’s Studio / Chan Architecture

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Architects: Chan Architecture
Location: VIC, Australia
Design Team: Anthony Chan, Michelle Ng
Year: 2014
Photographs: Folded Bird Photography

Woy Woy Rehabilitation Unit / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: NSW,
Area: 2200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Villa by the Lake / Alexander Diem

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Architects: Alexander Diem
Location: Austria
Area: 630.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Andreas Balon

Bow House / Edwards Moore

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Architects: Edwards Moore
Location: VIC,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Fraser Marsden

Nepean Mental Health Centre / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: Parker Street & Derby Street, NSW 2747,
Area: 7278.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Trevor Mein, Ethan Rohloff