Hamersley Road Residence / Studio53

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Architects: Studio53
Location: WA 6008, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christian Sprogoe, Chris Maher

AD Interviews: Andrew Maynard / Andrew Maynard Architects

At the World Architecture Festival, we sat down with , co-director of Australian architecture firm Andrew Maynard Architects.

Maynard is known for his polemical projects, like CV08 robot, which wanders through the suburbs, consuming houses and replacing them with trees and other natural vegetation. “It’s got nothing to do with trying to achieve a built outcome, it’s about actually reacting against the economic machine,” Maynard said, regarding his polemical work.

He is also known for his interaction with media and discussion of critical issues such as Work/life/work balance, which became one of ArchDaily’s top 5 most read pieces ever. In this interview, Maynard tells us about his firm’s “intentionally small size,” how he approaches innovation, and the theory behind his polemical projects.

Andrew Maynard Architects are the brains behind projects such as Butler House, Vader House, Tattoo House and Hill House.

Peppercorn Apartments Stage 1 / Bower Architecture

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Architects: Bower Architecture
Location: VIC 3083,
Area: 5608.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

The Dogtrot House / Dunn & Hillam Architects

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Architects: Dunn & Hillam Architects
Location: New South Wales,
Design Team: Ashley Dunn, Lee Hillam, Linden Thorley, Jonathan Temple
Year: 2013
Photographs: Kilian O’Sullivan

Bethanga House / tUG workshop

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Architects: tUG workshop
Location: ,
Area: 386 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Trevor Mein

Queen Street Residence / Tzannes Associates

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Architects: Tzannes Associates
Location: NSW, Australia
Year: 2009
Photographs: Murray Fredericks

Faculty of Engineering + Information Technology / Denton Corker Marshall

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Architects: Denton Corker Marshall
Location: Jones Street, , NSW, Australia
Area: 22,050 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Richard Glover

Melbourne to Launch Its Own Serpentine Pavilion

2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion / Sou Fujimoto. Image © Danica O. Kus

Mirroring the Serpentine Galleries of London, the Naomi Milgrom Foundation has announced its own yearly pavilion commission for the city of Melbourne. Sited in the Queen Victoria Memorial Gardens, the premier “MPavilion” will be designed by Sean Godsell, opening October 6th of this year.  The pavilion will host a variety of community events, including art installations and performances, over a four month period.  It remains to be seen whether the MPavilion will have a lasting impact on the architectural culture of the city, as some critics have pointed out. To learn more about this now annual commission, visit this article from infolink.

The Garden Room / Welsh+Major

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Architects: Welsh+Major
Location: NSW, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman

Rocks Police Station / Welsh+Major

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Architects: Welsh+Major
Location: , NSW, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Katherine Lu

Hunter Street / ODR Architects

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Architects: ODR Architects
Location: Hunter Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067,
Architect In Charge: John Mercuri, Steven McKellar
Area: 387.0 sqm
Photographs: Armelle Habib

St Kilda East House / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: St Kilda VIC,
Project Architect: Tara Ward, Michael McManus
Area: 263 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Alfred Street Residence / studiofour

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Architects: studiofour
Location: Prahran VIC,
Project Team : Annabelle Berryman, Sarah Henry
Landscape Designer: 3/2 Jackson Street
Year: 2014
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Sydney Plans Large-Scale Urban Renewal Program

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The government of New South Wales have announced plans for Sydney’s largest program of urban renewal since the 2000 Summer Olympics. The proposal seeks to utilise and regenerate a series of former docklands from the area of Blackwattle Bay, through the  Fish Market, Rozelle Bay and Rozelle Rail Yards, to White Bay Power Station (a protected building).

Hunters Hill House / Arkhefield

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Architects: Arkhefield
Location: , NSW, Australia
Area: 334 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Angus Martin

Blackwood Street Bunker / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: North VIC, Australia
Area: 75 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann

Flinders Lane Apartment / Clare Cousins Architects

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Architects: Clare Cousins Architects
Location: Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC,
Interior Designer: Dita Beluli
Graduate Architect: Jessie Fowler
Area: 75.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Lisbeth Grosmann

Oxlade Drive House / James Russell Architect

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Architects: James Russell Architect
Location: QLD,
Design Team: James Russell, Andrew Shindler & John Ellway
Area: 210.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Toby Scott