HASSELL, COX Architecture, HKS To Design Australia’s Largest Sporting Precinct

Burswood Peninsula Master Plan. Image Courtesy of Government of Western Australia

The West Australian government has confirmed, HASSELL, COX Architecture and HKS will collaborate to design Australia’s largest ever stadium project. The $900million project will see ’s Burswood Peninsula transformed into a world-class sporting precinct by 2018. Included in the master plan is a new stadium that will hold some 60,000 spectators, a public tennis facility, significant transport infrastructure upgrades, such as a new train and bus station, and large public parklands. As negotiations continue between the firms and the West Australian Government, we should expect to see detailed drawings of the scheme by at least July with construction expected to begin by the end of this year.

Cliff Top House / Luigi Roselli

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Architects: Luigi Roselli
Location: Queens Park, NSW,
Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli, Naoko Nishizu
Project Architect: Luigi Rosselli, Carl Rutherfoord
Area: 295 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Edward Birch, Justin Alexander

Raheen Library at Australian Catholic University / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: 115 Victoria Street, Fitzroy,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

Wood Encouragement Policy Coming To Australia

Cross Stitch House; / FMD Architects. Image © Peter Bennetts

Latrobe City Council is pushing an initiative that would put “wood first.” If implemented, the “ Encouragement Policy” would educate architects and industry professionals about the structural and environmental benefits of in an effort to promote the local timber industry and use of sustainable building materials. Following the lead of the United States and New Zealand, both of which recently established “ encouragement” policies, the council hopes that this will set a precedent that can be applied throughout the rest of Australia. 

Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

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Architects: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Location: Dunn Place, Hobart TAS 7000,
Area: 4190.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

Glass House Mountains House / Bark Design Architects

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Architects: Bark Design Architects
Location: QLD 4552, Australia
Architects In Charge: Stephen Guthrie, Lindy Atkin
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christopher Frederick Jones

Eliza Apartments / Tony Owen Partners

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Architects: Tony Owen Partners
Location: Sydney, NSW,
Architect In Charge: Tony Owen
Year: 2014
Photographs: Courtesy of Tony Owen Partners

Newcastle Museum / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

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Architects: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp
Location: 6 Workshop Way, Newcastle NSW 2300,
Area: 4200.0 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: John Gollings

Tyree Energy Technologies Building / Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)

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Architects: Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (fjmt)
Location: Anzac Parade, University of New South Wales- Campus, NSW 2033,
Area: 16850.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: John Gollings

Green House / Carterwilliamson architects

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Architects: Carterwilliamson architects
Location: NSW, Australia
Design Team: Shaun Carter, Lisa Merkesteyn, Kellie Beatty
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Carterwilliamson architects

KTA Details Australia’s Largest Urban Renewal Project

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Koichi Takada Architects (KTA) has released details on ’s biggest urban renewal project: Green Square. Shaped by the pedestrian and traffic flows that surround the building, the mixed-use, multi-residential complex is expected to serve as the gateway of ’s Green Square Town Centre by its completion in 2016.

Happy Birthday Jørn Utzon

Jørn Utzon in front of the during construction, 1965. Image Courtesy of Keystone/Getty Images

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that:

The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.

Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed. Learn of his fascinating story, after the break.

Nannup Holiday House / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects
Location: Nannup WA 6275,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

MUSE / Woods Bagot

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Architects: Woods Bagot
Location: Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Project Team: Georgia Singleton, Alan Duffy, Jo Dane, Kori Todd, Danny Wehbe, Danny Chan, Chang Liu
Area: 900 sqm
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Casa 31_4 Room House / Caroline Di Costa Architect + Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects

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Architects: Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects,
Location: WA, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

Renovation and Extension At St Monica’s College / Branch Studio Architects

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Architects: Branch Studio Architects
Location: 400 Dalton Road, VIC 3076, Australia
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Koenning

Glebe House / Nobbs Radford Architects

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Architects: Nobbs Radford Architects
Location: NSW,
Architect In Charge: Sean Radford
Design Team: Sean Radford, Alison Nobbs
Assistant Architects: Trevor Black, Laura Bagnato
Area: 250 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of Nobbs Radford Architects

Flipboard Cafe / Brolly Design

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Architects: Brolly Design
Location: 141/149 La Trobe Street, VIC 3000, Australia
Design Team: Martin Heide, Megg Evans
Area: 25.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tanja Milbourne